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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 of departure is not yet available, nor are exact ticket prices. The Embassy will assist you in reserving a ticket on this flight. You must confirm your intent to depart by sending an email to UlaanbaatarCoronaVirusEmergency@state.gov by 08:00 am on Monday, March 30. Please include a picture of the bio page of your passport. See our announcement in our News & Events for full instructions.
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 International Airport) on April 2, 3, and 5.
See our announcement in our News & Events for details.
On March 22, 2020, Mongolia extended suspension of all inbound travel from foreign locations until April 30 and banned the entry of foreign nationals for the same period. All commercial flights, passenger rail, and auto traffic into and out of Mongolia are suspended during this time period.
On March 18, 2020, the State Department issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” Travel Advisory to Mongolia due to the Global Health Advisory and Mongolia’s suspension of all international travel in response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (the “novel coronavirus,” also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).
On March 19, the State Department issued a 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.
On March 11, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and ordered the departure of their family members under 21 years of age due to travel, transport, and other restrictions related to Mongolia’s response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (the “novel coronavirus,” also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).
The information below is current as of March 23, 2020.
- Local authorities have confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in Mongolia. These cases have all been observed in travelers returning from foreign locations to Mongolia. All persons with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mongolia are currently in quarantine as are all travelers returning from foreign locations.
- Mongolia has adopted the following preventative measures against COVID-19:
- As of March 10, all foreigners will be denied entry into Mongolia – see Entry and Exit Requirements below.
- Closure of city administration cultural offices, e.g. libraries, museums, and community and cultural centers until April 30.
- Closure of schools, universities, cinemas and entertainment centers until April 30.
- School age children are prohibited from appearing in public places until April 30.
- Prohibition of public gatherings until April 30.
- Closure of bars and reduction of the operating hours of restaurants until April 30.
- Visitors to public offices are subject to temperature screenings and required to wear a facemask.
- All flights to/from foreign locations have been suspension has been extended until at least April 30, significantly limiting travelers’ options to return to the United States.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- All inbound travel from foreign locations to Mongolia has been suspended from March 13 until at least April 30. All commercial flights, passenger rail, auto, and pedestrian traffic into Mongolia are suspended during this time period.
- Travelers accredited to diplomatic missions, international organizations, and their direct family will be granted entry but will be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival.
- Foreign citizens who are direct family members of Mongolian citizens will be allowed entry but will be quarantined for 21 days upon arrival.
- Foreign citizen travelers will be denied entry to Mongolia until at least April 30.
- All travelers are subject to health screenings and quarantine upon entry to Mongolia.
- All travelers to Mongolia are subject to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival. Mongolian public-health authorities request that individuals arriving in Mongolia from any foreign country, i.e., every traveler arriving in Mongolia from overseas, will be quarantined under observation at NCCD for 21 days then self-quarantine at home for another 14 days after dismissed from hospital.
- Government of Mongolia COVID-19 updates (In Mongolian)
- Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (In English and Mongolian)
- Montsame – Mongolian News Agency (In English and Mongolian)
- COVID-19 crisis page on Travel.State.Gov
- U.S. Center for Communicable Disease (CDC) page on COVID-19
- Travel.State.Gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- U.S. Citizen Smart Traveler Enrollment Program