Covid-19 Situation of Mongolia

Mongolia Coronavirus Daily Updates

As of May 8, 2021, the number of new coronavirus infections reached 43,201 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.

May 08, 2021

43,201

Confirmed infections

28,533

Recovered cases

14,515

Active cases

153

Deaths

Covid-19 vaccination in Mongolia

  • The vaccination began in late February and is expected to be completed by July 1 for all adults in Mongolia.
  • Mongolia’s efforts to source vaccines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, ​​​​ Sputnik V, Sanofi) are focused on India, Russia, China as well as assistance from the Covax initiative.

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.
  • All persons arriving in Mongolia who have not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus infection (COVID-19) 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.
  • Persons arriving in Mongolia 14 days after receiving the full dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or those who were diagnosed earlier with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and fully recovered from it shall be exempted from quarantine.

Current Domestic Travel Restrictions

  • Domestic flights, trains, and intercity 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;
    • 7-14 days home isolation is mandatory when you arrive at your destination. M

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 impose strict lockdown from April 10th to May 8th.
    • The authorities took draconian measures to stop people from entering or leaving in capital Ulaanbaatar city and provinces in Mongolia where the virus emerged.
    • Delivery services, dry cleaning, food supply markets and groceries are closed till 8th of May.
    • Restriction on risky services such as hall area of restaurants & fast foods, night clubs and temples/ private chapels.
    • Restriction for all traffic within Ulaanbaatar city. Only buses and emergency vehicles are allowed to traffic.
    • 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, over 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 www.eruul.gerege.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.
    • Canceled all classroom training.
    • Students (from university, high school, middle school) are taking online classes while self-isolating.
  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.