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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Mongolia
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Mongolia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): High -

Essential businesses operational but with significant disruption.

Healthcare systems under pressure, even in LOW and MEDIUM Medical risk-rated countries, likely delaying access to non-life threatening but urgent care. Existing security concerns may be increasingly exacerbated by the socio-economic pressures of COVID-19 on the systems and/or diversion of resources. Further reduced avenues of recourse for in-country medical/security issues especially in HIGH/EXTREME rated security environments, with knock-on impacts on operational sustainability.  Highly disruptive BCP mitigation actions in effect, such as temporary suspension of all but essential activities. 

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)

- All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals until further notice.
- All borders between China and Mongolia are closed until further notice.
https://travelbans.org/asia/mongolia/
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents
- There are no restrictions on Mongolian nationals entering Mongolia.

• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals
- The Mongolian government may allow foreign nationals to travel to Mongolia on incoming charter flights if they have the following:
1. Permanent residency
2. A valid long-stay visa
3. A valid short-term business visa
4.Foreign nationals from certain countries are not required to have a visa to enter Mongolia provided they do not exceed their duration of allowable stay in Mongolia. A list of countries as and their corresponding allowable duration of stay in Mongolia can be found here: http://www.consul.mn/eng/index.php?moduls=23
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test?
- All arriving passengers.

• Type of test and timeframe
- All arriving passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours before arrival in Mongolia.
- Rapid antigen test results are not recognised.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long?
- Inbound travellers who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be quarantined at designated facilities for seven days, and subject to PCR tests on day 3 and day 6. If negative, these travellers will be allowed to quarantine at home for another seven days (total 14 days).

• Where can this be done?
- Information on designated quarantine facilities in Mongolia can be found at http://www.tabinfo.mn/

• Additional tests in quarantine?
- Inbound travellers who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be subject to PCR tests on day 3 and day 6.

• Exemptions
- Inbound travellers who have been fully vaccinated in the past 14 days before arrival in Mongolia, or those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier and have recovered fully, will be exempted from quarantine but will have to undergo a seven-day-self isolation.
- Any person on self-isolation must download CLIX GPS application which will be monitored by the authorities.

Documentation required
• All inbound travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before arrival.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No.
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No.
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No.
• Are there any other restrictions? No.
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)

- All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals until further notice.
- All borders between China and Mongolia are closed until further notice. Link

(Until further notice)
Exit rules
• Outbound travel for local nationals / residents
- No restrictions for outbound Mongolian nationals

• Outbound travel for “third country” nationals
- All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals until further notice.

(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate?
- Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions in place?
- No.
• What penalties are enforced for breaching restrictions?
- No details.

(Ends 24 June 2021)
State of emergency
• Details and until when?
- Orange Level: complete or partial heightened state of readiness is declared and operations of public and private organizations and individuals are restricted to a certain extent depending on the situation. https://montsame.mn/en/read/254384

• Domestic border restrictions
- Travel is not allowed to Umnugobi and Dornogovi.

(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• Are businesses’ (including shops’) operations restricted by business type?
- Most business activities have resumed but with restrictions in place.

• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
- Coffee shops, fitness centres, swimming pools, major markets, hotels, restaurants, resorts, tourist camps and saunas are allowed to operate at 50% capacity, though only vaccinated people are allowed to enter these locations.

• Exemptions
- The following businesses/activities are not permitted to operate: All kinds of bars, Non-food market shopping centres, Electronic and slot games and all kinds of game centres, Education centres and Relaxation centres.

(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
- People who have been vaccinated, with more than 14 days after the second dose, are allowed to conduct domestic travel without any restrictions (except for Umnugobi and Dornogovi).
- Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past four months can also travel with a medical certificate.
- For those without vaccination but have reasonable reasons to travel domestically, a PCR test is required to be taken 72 hours before travel or they will not be allowed to leave the city. Upon arrival, they will have to monitor their health for a week.

• Exemptions
- Travel is not allowed to Umnugobi and Dornogovi.
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• General
- COVID-19-related measures remain in enforcement for the general public including social distancing (2m), mandatory mask wearing and other restrictions limiting physical contact.

• Is mask wearing mandatory? Yes.

• The following activities are not permitted:
- Demonstrations, rallies, competitions
- Travel, weddings, banquets and receptions
- Cultural events and entertainment
- Religious ceremonies, churches, monasteries and places of worship
- Physical education and sports events other than preparation for the Olympics, continental, world and international competitions
- Children's playgrounds and basketball and football fields
- Public dances and all kinds of dance clubs

• Others
- The Food and Drug Administration will restrict the provision of services in service halls and outdoor areas, but will allow catering delivery services to continue

(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Mongolia

COVID-19 information for Mongolia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Travelling during the COVID-19 outbreak poses significant health, business continuity risks, and potentially second and third-order security consequences. For further information see our COVID-19 reports as well as the COVID-19 information within the Pandemic Information Site.

Stringent travel restrictions have been imposed with regards to entry into and movement within the Mongolia to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff should defer all travel to Mongolia until international flights resume.

Generally, Mongolia is a relatively safe destination for foreign visitors. However, there have been many violent muggings targeting expatriates in Ulaanbaatar. There have been some protests against privatisation and government corruption in recent years. Further such events are possible and there is a potential for them to turn violent. The risk of terrorism is minimal.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Mongolia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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