LATEST TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AS OF 29 JULY 2020 (UPDATED)

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 29 JULY 2020:

To prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and decrease the potential risks, the Government of Mongolia has decided to impose the following measures:

  • To extend the partial undertaking of high-alert preparedness until 31 August 2020,
  • To temporarily suspend entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints until 31 August 2020.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 27 MAY 2020:

To prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and decrease the potential risks, the Government of Mongolia has decided to impose the following measures:

  • To extend the partial undertaking of high-alert preparedness until 30 June 2020,
  • To temporarily suspend entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints until 30 June 2020.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 28 APRIL 2020:

To prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and decrease the potential risks, the Government of Mongolia has decided to impose the following measures:

  • To extend the partial undertaking of high-alert preparedness until 31 May 2020,
  • To temporarily suspend entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints until 31 May 2020.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 22 MARCH 2020:

To prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and decrease the potential risks, the Government of Mongolia has decided to impose the following measures:

  • To extend the partial undertaking of high-alert preparedness until 30 April 2020,
  • To temporarily suspend entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints until 30 April 2020.

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • Accredited staff and their direct family members of diplomatic missions and offices of international organizations in Mongolia (to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival), and
  • Foreign nationals who are direct family members of Mongolian nationals (to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival), and
  • International freight transport drivers and railway train personnel of Mongolia, Russia, and China.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 10 MARCH 2020:

To prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and decrease the potential risks, the Government of Mongolia has decided to impose the following measures:

  • Close all border checkpoints between Mongolia and China until 30 March 2020,
  • Extend the suspension of all flights from/to South Korea and Japan, as well as flights between Ulaanbaatar and Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and Ulan-Ude until 28 March 2020,
  • Suspend all flights from/to Moscow, Berlin, Nur-Sultan and Istanbul from 12 p.m. on 11 March 2020 until 28 March 2020, and international passenger rail from 10 March 2020 until 28 March 2020,
  • Suspend passenger transportation through auto border checkpoints between Mongolia and Russia from 8 p.m. on 11 March 2020 until 31 March 2020, and
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia may facilitate the cross-border movement for foreign nationals wishing to return to their home countries via Russia through auto border checkpoints between Mongolia and Russia during the restriction period from 11 March 2020 until 31 March 2020.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 08 MARCH 2020:

On 08 March 2020, the Government of Mongolia has decided to extend the suspensions of all commercial flights to and from Japan and South Korea, as well as to and from Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude until 28 March 2020.

Kindly be advised that further travel restrictions may be implemented at a moment’s notice depending on the evolving situation of the COVID-19.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 01 MARCH 2020:

Effective from 01 March 2020, foreign nationals and stateless persons who have traveled to the territories of the People’s Republic of China, inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, as well as Japan, Republic of Korea, Italian Republic, and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past 14 days will not be eligible to enter into Mongolia.

Kindly be advised that further travel restrictions may be implemented at a moment’s notice depending on the evolving situation of the COVID-19.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 26 FEBRUARY 2020:

On 26 February 2020, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to halt all flights to and from Japan until 11 March 2020. This decision will come into effect starting from 28 February 2020.

Furthermore, the decision to halt all flights to and from the Republic of Korea (Seoul, Busan) has been extended until 11 March 2020.

If you have any travel plans to Mongolia during this period, we highly recommend you to change your travel routes or defer any travel plans.

Effective from 27 February 2020, foreign nationals and stateless persons who have traveled to the territories of the People’s Republic of China, inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, as well as Japan, Republic of Korea, and the Italian Republic in the past 14 days will not be eligible to enter into Mongolia.

Kindly be advised that further travel restrictions may be implemented at a moment’s notice depending on the evolving situation of the COVID-19.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 24 FEBRUARY 2020:

On 24 February 2020, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to halt all flights to and from the Republic of Korea until 02 march 2020. This decision will come into effect starting from 25 February 2020.

If you have any travel plans to Mongolia during this period, we highly recommend you to change your travel routes or defer any travel plans.

LATEST UPDATE AS OF 21 FEBRUARY 2020:

Effective from 22 February 2020, foreign nationals and stateless persons who have traveled to the territories of the People’s Republic of China, inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, in the past 14 days will not be eligible to enter into Mongolia.

On 19 February 2020, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to extended the below restrictions until 30 March 2020.

On 13 February 2020, the Government of Mongolia made a decision to halt all flights and rail passenger services to and from the People’s Republic of China. The last flight from China to Mongolia was scheduled for today.

Foreign travelers traveling from or transiting through the People’s Republic of China, inclusive of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, will not be eligible to enter into Mongolia.

The decision will take effect starting from 14 February 2020.

However, there are no restrictions imposed on export and import shipments across Mongolia’s borders with China.

For passengers who have already purchased tickets to and from China, MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Ulaanbaatar Railway will issue refunds free of charge.

In accordance with the Government’s resolution dated 01 February 2020, Mongolian citizens are restricted from traveling to China until 02 March 2020.

Over the past two weeks, a total of around 6000 Mongolian nationals have returned from China through all border crossing points, and since 06 February, through Zamiin-Uud and Buyant-Ukhaa ports of entry.

In the case of Mongolian nationals living in China who wish to return to Mongolia after the travel ban comes into effect, chartered flights may be arranged. However, the returning Mongolian nationals will be asked to cover their own travel expenses and will be isolated temporarily once they arrive in Mongolia.