Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia

COVID-19: update as of 17 March

17/03/2020 - 08:37
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Total number of confirmed cases: 4 (as of 17 March)


  • EU citizens are advised to contact their national authorities regarding the possibilities of onward travel from Istanbul to their respective countries. In light of the rapidly changing circumstances, EU citizens are advised to do so without any further delay.
  • EU citizens wishing to leave Mongolia will be able to do so with charter flight operated by MIAT Mongolian airlines departing from Ulaanbaatar to Istanbul on 18 March 2020.
  • You may make reservation and request further information at +976 11 322118 at MIAT ticketing office at Encanto tower in Ulaanbaatar or through designated ticketing agents.


  • Prohibition of entry of all foreign nationals for 1 month starting 16 March.
  • 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.
  • 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 16 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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