U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the following are true: You are a U.S. citizen. You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the …

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Measles Detected in Gobi-Altai Province – Quarantine Imposed

According to the Governor’s Office of Gobi-Altai Province, a lockdown was implemented effective October 18 due to a measles outbreak in three counties (Ulaantug, Taishir and Yosonbulag soums).  The scope of the infection is projected to be on the rise, and American citizens are encouraged to monitor local media and government announcements in the event of changing restrictions.

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Authorized Departure of Non-Emergency U.S. Government Employees from U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar

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 …

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Notice on Consular Services

Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Mongolia, the U.S. Embassy – Ulaanbaatar has moved to a reduced operating posture. Consular operations, including visa interviews and non-emergency American citizen services, are suspended until further notice effective July 2, 2021. American citizen services: American citizens with consular services scheduled during this time period will be contacted …

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Alert: Lockdown Extended until May 8, 2021

Lockdown Extended until May 8, 2021 The Mongolian government has extended the current lockdown until May 8, 2021.  Previous guidance on grocery shopping within your neighborhood or residence still stands.  Due to a ban on non-essential vehicles circulating on the roads citizens are encouraged to not drive and remain in their homes. Citizens are encouraged …

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

Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions On April 19, 2021, the Mongolian government publicly announced additional 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: 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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Event: 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  Event: Special Departure Flights for Foreign Citizens in Mongolia Affected by COVID-19-related Travel Restrictions On October 27, 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 …

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Appointments for American Citizen Services resumed to regular schedule

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia has resumed offering all regular American Citizen Services as of October 12.  Citizens needing services may reserve appointments online, including additional service days on October 15 and 20. The American Citizen Services Unit will resume its normal schedule on October 20. Appointments will be …

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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: 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: 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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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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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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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (1/28/2020)

Location:  Mongolia Event:  Regional Health Alert – Coronavirus The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all travel to Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, and all nonessential travel to China in general, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from …

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