Authorized Departure of Non-Emergency U.S. Government Employees from U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar
On July 3, 2021, due primarily to an ongoing surge in new COVID-19 cases and significant strain on Mongolia’s healthcare system, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their accompanying family members from U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar. The embassy will remain open and continue to provide emergency consular services.
U.S. citizens who wish to depart Mongolia should book travel through commercial air carriers, which are continuing to operate international flights despite reduced schedules. Please note that passenger flights to and from South Korea have been suspended until at least July 12, 2021.
Passengers traveling to the United States (2 years and older) must present a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of travel or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19 to board U.S.-bound flights. For more detailed information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. Travelers are also encouraged to follow the CDC’s post-travel guidance upon their arrival in the United States.
The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice and the Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory advising against all travel to Mongolia. Level 4 is the highest advisory level and indicates greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. Given Mongolia’s current outbreak and a drawdown of personnel, the U.S. government may have limited ability to provide assistance in the event of emergency.
Citizens are encouraged to review previous Embassy announcements containing guidance on the measures adopted by the Mongolian government related to the community transmission of COVID-19 by visiting: https://mn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/.
Update on Consular Services
The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar has once again temporarily suspended routine consular services. Services will resume as soon as they are deemed safe for visa applicants and American citizens. If you are an American citizen in need of emergency assistance, please contact +976 7007-6001.