Covid-19 Situation of Mongolia

Mongolia Coronavirus Daily Updates

As of Novomber 30, 2021, the number of new coronavirus infections reached 381,135 in Mongolia.
The government of Mongolia, all emergency agencies and health organizations are still working hard and operating 24 hours to prevent from the COVID 19 since January, 2020.

Nov 30, 2021

381,135

Confirmed infections

313,256

Recovered cases

65,884

Active cases

1,995

Deaths

Covid-19 vaccination in Mongolia

  • The vaccination began in late February in Mongolia.
  • Mongolia’s efforts to source vaccines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, ​​ Sputnik V, Vero Cell) are focused on India, Russia, China as well as assistance from the Covax initiative.
  • As of November 17, 2021, 65.9% of all population fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination for 16-17 year old citizens begun from June 20. 

Mongolia Travel Restrictions – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Mongolia Entry Restrictions

  • Passengers are allowed to enter Mongolia from the first week of June 2021. But that’s only for airline passengers.
  • The country’s borders still remain closed for passengers on land transport.

Entry requirements to Mongolia

  • All passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test which is taken within 72 hours before arrival.
  • In connection with the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa, Mongolia will not allow the entry of foreign nationals arriving from countries that have cases of the new COVID-19 variant as well as those transiting through the countries.
  • As for Mongolian nationals who travelled through countries that have detected such cases, the State Emergency Commission has decided to have the citizens put in a 10-day mandatory isolation.

Who will be in the quarantine?

  • Passengers will be quarantined for 14 days arriving in Mongolia from the countries (India and Great Britain) with Delta variant spreads.
  • All persons arriving in Mongolia who have not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus infection (COVID-19) or persons have vaccinated within last 14 days shall be quarantined at designated facilities for 7 days and PCR tests shall be taken on the 3rd and 6th days.
  • The quarantine will end if there are no symptoms and the results of PCR tests are negative. In case, PCR test results are positive, an individual shall be transferred to a hospital for treatment.

Who can visit Mongolia without any quarantine?

  • Persons arriving in Mongolia 14 days after receiving the full dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines upon presenting proof of vaccination or those who were diagnosed earlier with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and fully recovered upon presenting antibody test results or other medical documents shall be exempted from quarantine.
  • Children under 18 years old traveling shall be exempted from quarantine if their guardians are the same as described above.

FAQ

  • Q: Hello! Is the Covid-19 PCR test still necessary to enter Mongolia? I have both vaccine shots.
  • A: Yes, it is necessary. All passengers (whether fully vaccinated or not) must present a Covid-19 PCR test which is taken 72 hours before arrival.

Current Domestic Travel Restrictions

  • Domestic flights, trains, and intercity buses run under the control of the State Emergency Commission.
  • Hotel & Inns (allowed to serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine);
  • All attractions and sightseeing nationwide are closed for an uncertain time;
  • Travel to another region is available for serve citizens 14 days after receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine;
  • For those who want to travel to another region but have not the full dose of the vaccine yet:
    • Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 24-48 hours before your departure;
    • During travel, wear a mask and stay at least 1,5-2 meters from people, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer;
    • Within 72 hours, reaching your destination is a must;
    • 7-14 days home isolation is mandatory when you arrive at your destination.

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.
  • Naadam in July – Canceled.