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COVID-19: update as of 12 March

12/03/2020 - 09:15
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Total number of confirmed cases: 1 (as of 12 March)

The Government of Mongolia has issued precautionary measures:


  • EU citizens wishing to leave Mongolia will be able to do so with charter flights to Moscow and Berlin departing on 15 March 2020, and to Tokyo departing on 16 March 2020.
  • EU citizens are advised to contact their respective Embassies or the Embassy representing their country in Ulaanbaatar for additional information without further delay.
  • The cost of the flight ticket shall be borne by the departing citizen. (Berlin: economy class USD 540, business class USD 1055; Moscow: economy class USD 432, business class USD 804; Tokyo: economy class USD 426, business class USD 916)


  • Mongolian authorities advise against all travel to the country.
  • Suspension of flights to/from Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow and Nur-Sultan until 28 March. 
  • Suspension of flights to/from South Korea, Japan, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude until 28 March.
  • Suspension of all air travel to/from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao until 30 March.
  • Suspension of international passenger train traffic until 28 March.
  • Suspension of passenger transport at the Mongolian-Russian border crossing points until 31 March.
  • Suspension of all inter-city passenger movement, domestic flights and domestic rail travel until 16 March.
  • Prohibition of entry of all foreign nationals.
  • Prohibition of entry to/from China and Russia and closure of all borders between China, Russia and Mongolia until further notice.

Public Places

  • Visitors to public places are required to wear a surgical facemask and can be subject to temperature screenings.
  • Shops other than grocery and household item stores will be closed until 16 March.
  • Prohibition of public gatherings, events and meetings, such as conferences, sporting events and concerts until 30 March.
  • Closure of schools, universities, higher education institutions, kindergardens and vocational training centres, cinemas and entertainment centres until 30 March.
  • Prohibition of school age children to appear in public places until 30 March.
  • Reduction of operating hours of bars and restaurants until 30 March.


  • Foreigners with symptoms and those who have been to countries with confirmed cases might be subject to quarantine at a government facility on their own expense.
  • Mongolian citizens arriving from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Republic of Korea, Italy, Iran and other countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 might be subject to quarantine upon arrival.

The information is current as of 12 March 2020.

Authorities might issue further travel restrictions, recommendations and updates. You can consult the travel advice issued by EU Member States and local resources.

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