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Coronavirus: Update as of 10 March

10/03/2020 - 08:06
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On 10 March, the Mongolian authorities confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the country.

The Government of Mongolia has issued precautionary measures:

Travel

  • Mongolian authorities advise against travelling to the country.
  • All domestic intercity traffic has been suspended from 7 a.m. 10 March until 7 a.m. 16 March.
  • Prohibition of entry of foreign nationals who travelled to Italy, Republic of Korea, Japan and Iran 14 days prior to their planned arrival to Mongolia.
  • Suspension of all air travel to/from the Republic of Korea, Japan, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude (Russia) until 28 March.
  • Suspension of all air travel to/from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao until 30 March.
  • Prohibition of entry to/from China and closure of all borders between China 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.

 

Quarantine

  • Foreigners with symptoms and those who have been to countries with confirmed cases 14 days prior to their planned arrival to Mongolia might be subject to quarantine at a government facility on their own expense. This measure will be in place until further notice.
  • Travellers arriving from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Republic of Korea, Italy and Iran might be subject to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Travellers arriving from countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19 might be requested by the Mongolian Ministry of Health to self-quarantine for 14 days following their arrival to Mongolia.

 

The information is current as of 10 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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