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Mongolia coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Mongolia. Mongolia is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Mongolia. Mongolia is part of Asia with main city at Ulan Bator. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Tugrik. The languages spoken are Mongolian.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Mongolia

Closed

for travel
International travel to Mongolia is not permitted. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Mongolia.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for long-stay and business visa holders. Travel for tourism is not permitted.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before travel.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and may provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test, issued at least 14 days before arrival and not more than 4 months on arrival.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on arrival.

Testing on arrival

Travelers are required to undergo PCR testing on arrival.
For more details U.S. Embassy in Mongolia

Government measures

The Government of Mongolia has placed the country under an “Orange Level” status or “partial heightened state of readiness” and gatherings are currently banned. Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation may be operating with limits to capacity in place. Domestic flights and rail routes are currently suspended until further notice. Proof of full vaccination might be required for inter-city travel.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Mongolia

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Banned

🔒 Lockdown Details for Mongolia

  1. Restaurants, fast foods and coffeeshops are allowed to service for those who fully vaccinated. However, the service area must operate at 50% occupancy. The delivery food services work normally.

  1. For those who received 2 doses of coronavirus vaccine, PCR is not required or restricted to travel rural areas and to enter cities.
  2. Canceled all activities of culture, entertainment and leisure, retails, and public events.
  3. Some branches that serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine: Hair & Beauty salons, gym, pool, yoga classes.
  4. Restriction on risky services such as:

-Demonstrations, rallies, competitions; -Travel, weddings, banquets and receptions; -All kinds of bars; -Extended and trade; -Non-food markets and trade centers (It is allowed to operate under special conditions and preparations of “Temporary procedure for organizing coronavirus infection prevention measures” approved by the Order No. 18 of the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia in 2021); -Electronic and slot games and all kinds of game centers; -Education Center (allowed to serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine) -Cultural events and entertainment; -Relaxation center; -Hotel & Inns (allowed to serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine); -Fitness and fitness center (allowed to serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine); -Sauna, swimming pool (allowed to serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine); -Public bath; -Recreation and tourist area; -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 playground and basketball and football field; -Public dance and all kinds of dance clubs.
All government agencies, hospitals, police, State emergency commission, and legal entities nationwide are normally working.
Festival & Event Closures and Cancellations due to COVID-19
A number of festivals and events, festival in Mongolia have been cancelled in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings:
-Tsagaan Sar – Lunar New Year Celebration in February. As holiday celebrations create public gatherings and increase the risk of infection spread, the Cabinet deemed it proper not to celebrate the Tsagaan Sar extensively. -Thousand Camel Festival in Gobi Desert in March – Cancelled -Ice Festival at Khuvsgul Lake in March – Cancelled. Mong
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🛡️ Travel safety for Mongolia

Reconsider your need to travel

COVID-19 restrictions are in place for some activities and businesses. The restrictions may change without notice. Limited commercial international and charter flights operate. Most domestic flights remain suspended. On arrival in Mongolia, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours. You must also self-isolate for up to 14 days. Movement restrictions between Ulaanbaatar and some provinces are in place. You'll need an exemptions to visit some regions. Current restrictions are in place until 31 December. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Mongolia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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