Coronavirus & Mongolia

We are all being affected by the continuing impact of coronavirus. It remains an anxious time for everyone. With this in mind, as well as assisting our guests, we are also trying to support our extended Mongolian team who are obviously concerned about the potential impact on their livelihoods as we all weather the storm. Like all storms it will pass but until it does we appreciate your flexibility and understanding.’ Jess & the (extended) EL Team

Last Updated – October 1st – Mongolia’s borders remain closed

  • As of October 1st, Mongolia has 317 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 307 recovered and no deaths. All are imported cases (Mongolians or expat workers returning to Mongolia on repatriation flights). Anyone returning to Mongolia is immediately placed in quarantine for 21 days. There are no cases within the community.

2020 and 2021 Bookings

  • Due to the ongoing situation, all our 2020 trips have either been cancelled or postponed with full refunds where requested. For all new (or revised) bookings, we’ve updated our booking conditions (until the end of 2021) to be more flexible. We are also keeping 2020 prices through 2021. For more details on the revised booking conditions and our pricing, click the ‘We’re keeping 2021 at 2020 prices’ box below.

Travel Advisory For Mongolia

  • At Eternal Landscapes Mongolia, we are both a Mongolian and UK registered company. As a result, we refer primarily to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) website. As of March 18th, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advised against all but essential travel to Mongolia, due to current travel and entry restrictions implemented by the Mongolian Government related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also members of The TRIP group (Travel Risk & Incident Prevention) and look to them for updates as well as those from the WHO.

The following restrictions have been put in place by the Mongolian government:

  • All foreign nationals will be denied entry to Mongolia until further notice.
  • Mongolia has suspended ALL flights until at least October 31st including those from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, Busan, Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow and Astana.
  • The suspension of all international rail routes until at least October 31st.
  • Some restrictions on public gatherings, events and meetings, such as conferences, sporting events, and concerts.
  • Fines for not wearing a mask in public.
  • The closure to foreign nationals of road crossings between Mongolia and Russia.
  • The closure of all borders between China and Mongolia until further notice.

Extras

Use the following (excellent) data map tracking the current outbreak of COVID-19 by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University. They are tracking the COVID-19 spread in real-time on their interactive dashboard with data available for download – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

  • For those requiring a visa to Mongolia, check with your closest Mongolian Embassy for the final date you can realistically apply for your Mongolian visa. Most embassies now offer a one or two-day express service with five-days typically being the maximum length of time needed for an application.

Government Of Canada travel advice to Mongolia – https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mongolia

World Health Organisation webpage for the coronavirus – https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Any questions, queries or concerns do not hesitate to get in touch with Jess on + 44 7810 280403. Alternatively, send an email to jess@eternal-landscapes.co.uk

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