Coronavirus & Mongolia
Last Updated – January 11th – Mongolia’s borders remain closed until at least March 31st 2021
- As of January 11th, Mongolia has 1442 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 896 recovered and 1 death. The government’s response has focused on prevention, risk communication and community engagement.
- For those that haven’t had enough of Covid stats, this tracker shows Mongolia’s own Covid journey. It has been created by ‘AND Global’ a Mongolian fintech company that uses their own innovations in technology and responsible banking to offer accessible finance to millions of under-banked people (in Mongolia and elsewhere). They created the tracker as part of their social responsibility efforts – https://covid19mongolia.mn/en/
- And here’s an update on Mongolia obtaining a Covid vaccine – https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3115643/mongolia-pins-hopes-vaccine-containment-after-its
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Travel Advisory For Travel To 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 2020, 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 March 31st 2021 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 March 31st 2020.
- 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.
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.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department Of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs – travel advice to Mongolia –https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mongolia-travel-advisory.html?fbclid=IwAR1X0tofzwMTOcwU6h8R8htAvBP_eehAVFp0KofAgcDY5YjILF2WI8OE5Ug
US Embassy in Mongolia page for travel advice to Mongolia – https://mn.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/?fbclid=IwAR3VzNaF5KWpBudgEeQ5FBJQwpJYldgdOd_SDXgMqFKJYwZir-jgT7M4_UU
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