COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information     Last updated:   04/14/2021     ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Alert: State of “All-Out-Preparedness” Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar Effective 10 April – 25 April

State of “All-Out-Preparedness” Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar Effective 10 April – 25 April To intensify vaccination throughout the country, the Mongolian government has announced a state of “all-out-preparedness” and associated lockdown measures to be imposed in Ulaanbaatar beginning on April 11 and continuing until April 25. This decision also follows rising COVID-19 case counts throughout the city …

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Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

Event: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions On March 17, 2021, the Mongolian government publicly announced additional evacuation flights for foreign citizens who wish to depart Mongolia. As of today, the Embassy is aware of the following flights to destinations with connections to the United States.  These dates are …

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Alert: Increased Restrictions in Bayanzurkh District

Increased Restrictions in Bayanzurkh District Beginning at 0600 on March 17 until at least 2300 on March 21, the Bayanzurkh District Emergency Committee ordered the complete control of all movement into and out of Khoroo 26 of Bayanzurkh District.  Only emergency personnel will be permitted to transit this area until the enhanced restrictions are lifted. …

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Alert: Certain Anti-COVID-19 Measures Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar

Effective March 15, the Mongolian government has increased its state of pandemic preparedness and reimposed certain anti-COVID-19 measures in Ulaanbaatar.  The capital region is now classified as “Orange – Level 3” on the government’s four-point scale and is expected to remain at this level for at least the next two weeks.  This decision follows rising COVID-19 …

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Alert: State of All-Out-Preparedness Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar Effective 11-February

State of “All-Out-Preparedness” Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar Effective 11-February To minimize COVID-19 transmission during the upcoming Tsagaan Sar holiday, the Mongolian government has announced that a state of “all-out-preparedness” and associated lockdown measures will be reimposed in Ulaanbaatar beginning at 0600 on February 11 and continuing until at least 0600 on February 23. U.S. citizens should expect the reimposition of …

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Alert: Heightened Risk of Localized Quarantine in Ulaanbaatar

The Government of Mongolia’s efforts to disrupt the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ulaanbaatar involve an aggressive regimen of contact tracing, medical surveillance, and compulsory testing and quarantine. Over the past week, numerous buildings and businesses have come under police control and all occupants have been ordered to quarantine in place. These localized lockdowns occur with …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)    

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and …

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Alert: Increased Restrictions in Bayanzurkh and Bayangol District-Khoroo

Beginning at 0600 on January 14 until at least 2300 on January 16, the Bayanzurkh District Emergency Committee ordered the complete control of all movement into and out of Khoroo 17 of Bayanzurkh District, commonly known as Shar Khad area.  Only emergency personnel will be permitted to transit this area until the enhanced restriction is …

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Alert: State of Emergency Downgraded in Ulaanbaatar

State of Emergency Downgraded in Ulaanbaatar The Mongolian government has publicly announced a downgrade in its state of emergency preparedness in Ulaanbaatar, effective January 11, 2021.  Beginning on this date, vehicle restrictions will be lifted.  Also in connection with this decision, all but the following 18 business categories will be permitted to resume limited operations: All sales except for …

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Increased Restrictions in Bayangol District

Beginning at 0300 on January 8, the Mongolian State Emergency Committee ordered the complete control of all movement into and out of Bayangol District and the area immediately surrounding the Central Clinic Hospital 3 through January 11, to facilitate medical surveillance and contact tracing.  Only emergency personnel will be permitted to transit this area until …

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Anti-COVID-19 Measures Extended in Ulaanbaatar

Anti-COVID-19 Measures Extended in Ulaanbaatar On January 4, 2021, the Mongolian government announced that the current state of “all-out-preparedness” and associated anti-COVID-19 measures in Ulaanbaatar will be extended for five additional days, until 0600 on January 11.  Public celebrations of Lunar New Year from February 12-14 have also been prohibited.  This decision came after a …

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Anti-COVID-19 Measures Reimposed in Ulaanbaatar

On December 21, 2020, the Mongolian government announced that a state of “all-out-preparedness” and associated lockdown measures would be reimposed in Ulaanbaatar beginning at 0600 on December 23 and continuing until at least 0600 on January 6.  This decision follows reports of additional confirmed cases associated with a local COVID-19 cluster. American citizens should expect the reimposition of anti-COVID-19 …

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Travel Restrictions Reimposed Into/Out of Ulaanbaatar

American citizens are advised that, beginning at 0600 on December 18, travel restrictions were reimposed on non-essential movement into and out of Ulaanbaatar.  These restrictions are expected to remain in place until at least December 24. With limited exceptions, domestic travelers will not be permitted to exit Ulaanbaatar during this period.  Incoming travelers from provinces and soums …

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Alert: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

On December 9, 2020, the Mongolian government publicly announced upcoming flights to three destinations including Frankfurt, Seoul and Tokyo.  MIAT Mongolian Airlines is accepting reservation requests for these flights and prioritizing passengers whose November itineraries were cancelled.  As of now, the Tokyo flight has been fully booked with previously confirmed passengers. Currently, the Embassy is …

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Alert: Lockdown Extended until December 14, 2020, Followed by Localized Downgrade of State of Emergency

The Mongolian government has extended the current state of “all-out-preparedness” resulting in the prolongation of the current status of lockdown in Ulaanbaatar, Arkhangai and Selenge provinces until December 14, 2020.  Please note that current restrictions have been extended until December 21, 2020, in high-risk areas including Battsengel soum of Arkhangai province as well as Altanbulag and …

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Alert: Lockdown Extended until December 11, 2020

The Mongolian government has extended the current state of heightened alert resulting in the prolongation of the current status of lockdown until December 11, 2020.  While certain industries will be permitted to resume limited operations (e.g. manufacturing, media, banking and funeral services), much of the service sector will remain closed.  Previous guidance on grocery shopping within …

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Alert: Mongolia Immigration Agency Starts Online Helpline

In connection with Mongolia’s state of public emergency preparedness, the Mongolia Immigration Agency has initiated an online helpline to provide foreigners with immigration-related information. Please visit  http://mn.immigration.gov.mn/  on business days between 08:30AM-05:00PM and click the blue icon in the bottom right-hand corner. The helpline will request your name, mobile telephone number and e-mail address to start the chat (while the …

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Alert: Visa and Residence Permit Extension Requests Temporarily Accepted Online

In connection with the 14-day extension of Mongolia’s state of public emergency preparedness, foreigners whose visa/residence permit expires between November 12, 2020 – December 1, 2020 can submit extension requests online at visasection@immigration.gov.mn. Required supporting documentation: – Request letter (in Mongolian or English) – Copy of passport or foreign residency card For more information, please …

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Alert: Lockdown Extended until December 1, 2020

The Mongolian government has extended the current state of heightened alert resulting in the prolongation of the current status of lockdown until December 1, 2020.  Previous guidance on grocery shopping within your neighborhood or residence still stands.  Due to a ban on non-government vehicles circulating on the roads citizens are encouraged to not drive and …

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Alert: Anti-COVID-19 Measures – UPDATE as of 2345 

Alert: Anti-COVID-19 Measures – UPDATE as of 2345   Mongolia continues to modify and expand public health measures in an attempt to contain a cluster of COVID-19 outbreaks in Ulaanbaatar and Selenge.  As of the publication of this message to American citizens the U.S. Embassy is aware of the following additional measures.  All previously announced …

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ALERT: New Measures Adopted to Combat COVID-19

ALERT: New Measures Adopted to Combat COVID-19 On November 11, 2020, Mongolia’s State Emergency Committee (SEC) announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.  The measures come after an individual tested positive for coronavirus reportedly after exiting 21 days of quarantine.  The individual’s family members also tested positive according to press reports.  Below you …

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Alert: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

U.S. Embassy  Denver Street #3 11th Micro District Ulaanbaatar 14190 On July 29, 2020, the Mongolian government publicly announced additional evacuation flights for foreign citizens who wish to depart Mongolia. To request a reservation on these flights please contact directly to MIAT Mongolian Airlines Sales Manager at  tserendagva@miat.com . As of today, the Embassy is aware …

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Alert: Direct Flight to the United States Departing August 3, 2020

Alert: Direct Flight to the United States Departing August 3, 2020 On July 27, 2020, the Mongolian government informed the U.S. Embassy that it plans to operate a diplomatic flight from Ulaanbaatar to Seattle, Washington on August 3, 2020.  Seats are available on this flight for foreign citizens who wish to depart Mongolia. Date Destination …

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Event: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

The Mongolian government has announced additional evacuation flights for foreign citizens who wish to depart Mongolia.  American citizens are encouraged to register their interest in departing in the month of July should contact the Embassy as instructed below by close of business on Monday, June 29. As of today, the Embassy is aware of the …

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Alert: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

U.S. Embassy  Denver Street #3 11th Micro District Ulaanbaatar 14190 Mongolia   On June 11, 2020, the Mongolian government publicly announced additional evacuation flights for foreign citizens who wish to depart Mongolia. As of today, the Embassy is aware of the following flights to destinations with connections to the United States.  These dates are subject …

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Alert: Mongolian Immigration Agency Announces Changes to Covid-19-related Automatic Visa Extension Procedures

Alert: Mongolian Immigration Agency Announces Changes to Covid-19-related Automatic Visa Extension Procedures The Mongolian Immigration Agency has clarified its guidance on the immigration status of foreigners present in the country whose visas have or may expire because of their inability to exit Mongolia due to travel restrictions imposed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.   Foreign …

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Alert: Severe Weather Expected in Mongolia’s Central and Eastern Provinces May 16-20

Alert: Severe Weather Expected in Mongolia’s Central and Eastern Provinces May 16-20 Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has issued a severe weather warning covering the period between May 16 and 20.  NEMA expects high winds to begin in the city of Ulaanbaatar beginning at 12:00 p.m., May 16. The weather system is expected to …

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Alert: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

On April 21, 2020, the Mongolian government and MIAT Mongolian Airlines informed the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar that MIAT will operate two additional evacuation flights. The flights are currently scheduled to depart as follows: Ulaanbaatar to Seoul, Republic of Korea on April 30, 2020. Ulaanbaatar to Frankfurt, Germany on May 2, 2020. These dates and …

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Alert: EVACUATION FLIGHT DATE CHANGE – MIAT Flight OM501 to Tokyo, Japan will depart on April 2, at 1:05 PM NOT on April 3.

U.S. Embassy  Denver Street #3  11th Micro District  Ulaanbaatar 14190  Mongolia    Alert: EVACUATION FLIGHT DATE CHANGE – MIAT Flight OM501 to Tokyo, Japan will depart on April 2, at 1:05 PM NOT on April 3.   MIAT Mongolian Airlines has informed the Embassy that it’s flight OM501 originally scheduled to depart Ulaanbaatar for Tokyo on …

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Event: UPDATED Special departure flight for foreign citizens in Mongolia affected by COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

On March 27, 2020, the Mongolian government informed the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar that it intends to offer a limited number of seats on an upcoming flight arranged for foreign citizens wishing to depart Mongolia.  MIAT Mongolian Airlines will operate one flight to Tokyo, Japan (Narita International Airport) on Wednesday, April 1. The exact time …

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Event: Special departure flights for foreign citizens in Mongolia affected by COVID-19-related travel restrictions

On March 25, 2020, the Mongolian government informed the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar that it intends to offer a limited number of seats on upcoming flights arranged for foreign citizens wishing to depart Mongolia. MIAT Mongolian Airlines will operate flights to Tokyo, Japan (Narita International Airport) on April 1 and to Seoul, South Korea (Incheon …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Evacuation Flight to Istanbul

The U.S. Embassy Consular Section has been informed by the Mongolian government that MIAT Mongolian Airlines may operate an evacuation flight to Istanbul, Turkey on March 17.  If you wish to be placed on a waiting list to travel should this flight operate you may go to the MIAT ticket offices below during the hours …

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Health Alert: Potential Evacuation Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy, Ulaanbaatar March 12, 2020 Location: Mongolia Event: Potential evacuation flights for foreign citizens in Mongolia affected by COVID-19-related travel restrictions On March 11, 2020, the Mongolian government informed the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar that it intends to offer a limited number of seats on potential evacuation flights to foreign citizens wishing …

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Event: Suspension of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services due to local COVID-19-related preventative measures and limited staffing

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar, March 11, 2020 Location: Mongolia Event: Suspension of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services due to local COVID-19-related preventative measures and limited staffing.   As of March 12, the United States Embassy in Mongolia/ Ulaanbaatar is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.   We will resume routine visa services as soon …

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Security Alert – Travel Restrictions Expanded by Mongolian Government in Response to corona virus (COVID-19) – (02/25/2020)

Security Alert – Travel Restrictions Expanded by Mongolian Government in Response to corona virus (COVID-19) – (02/25/2020) Location:  Mongolia Event:  Travel Restrictions Expanded by Mongolian Government in Response to – corona virus (COVID-19) On 24 February 2020, the government of Mongolia announced that all flights from/to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) would be suspended …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (02/01/2020)

Location:  Mongolia Event:  Travel Restrictions Imposed by Mongolian Government in Response to – Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) On 31 January 2020, the government of Mongolia announced that foreign citizens, including American citizens, may not enter the country from China.  The Mongolian government adopted these measures in response to the World Health Organization’s declaration that the …

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Coronavirus: Prevention and Treatment

Please read this important information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on prevention and treatment of Coronavirus.  Updates and more information can be found on their website. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  The CDC always recommends …

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Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions

U.S. Embassy  Denver Street #3 11th Micro District Ulaanbaatar 14190 Mongolia Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar (January 9, 2020)  Location: Mongolia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor local, regional, and global …

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NORTH KOREA TRAVEL ALERT

The Secretary of State published a Notice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, that will restrict the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effective Friday, September 1, 2017.  The Secretary has authorized the restriction due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and …

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