The Government of Mongolia extended the partial undertaking of high-alert preparedness until 30 April, 2020 and issued precautionary measures:
Mongolian authorities suspended the entry of all passengers through all border checkpoints until 30 April, 2020.
Subject to further implementation modalities, this restriction does not apply to:
- Accredited staff and their direct family members of diplomatic missions and offices of international organisations in Mongolia (to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival);
- Foreign nationals who are direct family members of Mongolian nationals (to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival);
- International freight transport drivers and railway personnel of Mongolia, Russia and China.
This restriction entails:
- Suspension of direct flights to/from South Korea, Japan, Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude and Nur-Sultan.
- Suspension of all air travel to/from China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
- Suspension of international passenger train travel.
- Closure of all borders of Mongolia between China and Russia.
- 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.
- Reduction of operating hours of bars and restaurants.
- Closure of schools, universities, higher education institutions, kindergardens and vocational training centres, cinemas and entertainment centres until 30 April.
- 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.
The information is current as of 23 March 2020.
Authorities might issue further travel restrictions, recommendations and updates.
If stranded in Mongolia, EU citizens are advised to keep regular contact with their representing Embassy, consult the travel advisory issued by EU Member States and local resources.
EU Member States Travel Advise