Covid-19 Situation of Mongolia

Mongolia Coronavirus Daily Updates

As of February 27, 2021, the number of new coronavirus infections reached 2801 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. Currently, 50% of the population has undergone coronavirus PCR testing.

February 27, 2021

2801

Confirmed infections

2097

Recovered cases

689

Active cases

4

Deaths

Mongolia Travel Restrictions – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

International Travel Entry to Mongolia

  • The country’s borders remain closed to international tourists.
  • All international flights, railways lines, and automobile transportation to and from the country still
  • We will keep you updated on further notice.

Domestic Travel Restrictions

  • Domestic flights, trains, and inter-city buses run under the control of the State Emergency Commission.
  • All of the hotels and leisure places are closed for an uncertain time.
  • All attractions and sightseeing nationwide are closed for an uncertain time.
  • For those who want to travel to another region:
    • 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;
    • 14-days home-isolation is mandatory when you arrive at your destination

Mongolia Covid Vaccine Plans

  • Mongolia’s efforts to source vaccines (AstraZeneca, ​​​​Pfizer, Sputnik V) are focused on India, Russia as well as assistance from the Covax initiative. It is planning to start to inoculate its population from the end of February and aims to cover 60% of the population by end of 2021. coronavisrus mongolia travel restrictions covid

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.

All about Mongolia’s Government Response to COVID-19

  1. The government made a decision to ease strict lockdown from 11th January.
    • The authorities took draconian measures to stop people from entering or leaving in capital Ulaanbaatar city and provinces in Mongolia where the virus emerged.
    • Some organizations and services have been opened. Including restaurants, fast foods, delivery services, dry cleaning, food supply markets, and other 30 services
    • Restriction on salons and risky services such as saunas, fitness centers, spa centers, and night clubs.
    • Canceled all activities of culture, entertainment and leisure, retails, and public events.
    • All government agencies, hospitals, police, State emergency commission, and legal entities nationwide are normally working.
  2. Supporting civil society during COVID-19:
    • The Cabinet decided that the government will pay utility bills (electricity, heat, water, and waste bills) of households and some enterprises for seven months from December 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021 in the whole nation.
    • In Mongolia, all schools, universities, colleges, religious organizations, the embassies and diplomat consuls, private enterprises, and foreign holdings – irrespective of size – also insured working there are exempted from paying premiums on pension, unemployment, and work injury insurance during the period of April to October 2020.
  3. Activities implemented by the Ministry of Health:
    • During these days of public preparedness, 30 permanent outposts have been set up in nine districts of Ulaanbaatar to prevent and monitor coronavirus infection. More than 600 doctors and medical staff work at these points. Same permanent outposts and units are working out in other regions and provinces
    • When the first case of the coronavirus was detected, the Ministry of Health began holding daily press conferences. This report provides information on the coronavirus situation in Mongolia throughout the country. In November, according to a public outbreak, authorities began sharing information about the situation through the internet on time daily.
    • There is a 119.mn website to get test results, and citizens can get test results within 24-48 hours.
  4. Educational institutions:
    • All levels of educational institutions are not allowed to return to normal operations starting from November 12 till February, 2021.
    • Canceled all classroom training
  5. QR.119.mn Tracing Platform on Covid-19 launched:
    • Communications and Information Technology Authority launched the tracing web platform on Covid-19, www.QR.119.mn, for citizens and businesses.
    • All organizations permitted to carry out operations by the Government and others that will be opened further shall be registered to www.QR.119.mn website and put the given QR code at the noticeable place, near the entrance. And citizens must read this QR when visiting those places. In the case of infection at those places or near that area, citizens will be notified immediately through the system.