*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day 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 preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- Mongolia has officially lifted restrictions on inbound/outbound travel effective June 1, 2021. Please see below for entry and exit requirements and quarantine information.
- On August 25, 2021, the government of Mongolia announced that the current status of “heightened emergency preparedness” is extended until December 31, 2021.
- The mayor’s office of Ulaanbaatar announced the resumption of all cultural and entertainment activities beginning October 1st, 2021. These activities include opening of karaoke venues, event halls (including for receptions, seminars, and meetings), and entertainment events that meet health and safety requirements and will not exceed 50% of the venue’s maximum capacity.
- Mongolia initiated a COVID-19 information call center at “119” and “19001950”; however, calls are made only in Mongolian.
- Due to COVID-19 exposure in Erlian City, Inner Mongolia, the Zamyn-ude and Erlian border has been closed effective October 14, 2021, for an indefinite period of time.
- If vaccinated in Mongolia, U.S. citizens may visit https://vis.health.gov.mn/survey/help and enter their passport number and mobile number to print their COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
- Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Mongolia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available at Intermed Hospital in Ulaanbaatar. The cost is 33,000 MNT for rapid test and 98,000 MNT for PCR test and test subjects are responsible for bearing the costs of testing. PCR test results will be available within 24 hours, and test subjects will be informed by the hospital when results are available for pickup. Visit the hospital’s website for additional information.
- COVID-19 testing is available at SOS Medica. The cost is 176,000 MNT for PCR test and test subjects are responsible for bearing the costs of testing. PCR tests will be processed within 24 hours, although results will be delivered via e-mail in the afternoon of the day following testing. Call the hospital for additional information or to make an appointment.
- COVID-19 testing is available at Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Center. The cost is 90,000 MNT for PCR test and test subjects are responsible for bearing the costs of testing. PCR tests will be processed within 6-8 hours, and test subjects will be informed by the hospital when results are available for pick up. Visit the hospital’s Facebook for additional information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Has the government of Mongolia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Mongolia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- The Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on April 30 that legally resident foreigners may seek vaccination by contacting their registered district family health center.
- Which vaccines are available in Mongolia?
- Mongolia is currently administering the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V vaccines.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival. For stays of more than 30 days, you must register with Mongolian immigration authorities within seven days of arrival. Failure to register will result in a fine of $100-$300 upon departure and you will not be allowed to depart the country until the fine is paid in full to the Mongolia Immigration Agency. You will also be fined if you stay beyond your 90-day admission even if you extend your stay due to circumstances beyond your control. This fine, which accumulates each day beyond 90 days, must also be paid in full before Mongolian authorities will allow you to depart.
- Foreign travelers from or transiting countries that have registered community transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are not permitted to enter Mongolia. (Please note that this list of countries is dynamic and may change with little notice.)
- The Mongolia Immigration Agency released recommendations for foreign travelers to Mongolia here.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Travelers must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of scheduled arrival in Mongolia.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- In addition to presenting a negative PCR test obtained within 72 hours of arrival in Mongolia, inbound travelers are also currently required to submit to PCR testing upon arrival at Ulaanbaatar’s international airport.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- Travelers who have reached 14 days after vaccination should present their vaccination certificate if traveling into Ulaanbaatar from the provinces. If provincial residents are traveling from provinces with registered cases of COVID-19, they must present a negative COVID-19 test received within the past 72 hours.
- If traveling out of Ulaanbaatar and into the provinces, travelers who have reached 14 days after vaccination must present their vaccination certificate at the provincial post. For those who are unvaccinated, entry will be conditioned on a negative COVID-19 test received within the past 72 hours. Children under five may enter based on a guardian’s vaccination certificate, while children over five must present a negative COVID-19 test received within the past 72 hours. Only one child over five should present a negative test result representing any other siblings.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
- As of October 15, 2021, the State Emergency Commission (SEC) announced the following updated guidelines on isolating travelers from abroad:
- Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (taken within the past 72 hours) upon entry.
- All travelers will be tested upon arrival and directed to a fourteen-day home quarantine, regardless of test result.
- Each traveler’s address and phone number will be recorded by health authorities at the border checkpoint.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
Fines for Non-Compliance
- The SEC mandates the use of protective face masks throughout Mongolia on a situational basis. When such mandates are in effect, individuals who contravene the regulation are subject to a penalty of 150,000 MNT ($52) in accordance with the Law on Petty Offenses. The Embassy recommends that American citizens utilize protective face coverings while in public.
- Routine American citizen services have resumed and appointments are available by visiting the American Citizen Services section of the Embassy’s website. Should you need emergency assistance, please contact the Consular Section at +976 7007-6001.
- Routine immigrant visa services have also resumed. You may send your immigrant visa-related inquiries to [email protected].
- The Consular Section has resumed processing certain categories of nonimmigrant visas, including students, exchange visitors, and petition-based work visas, and continues to review requests for expedited appointments in accordance with guidance published here. Nonimmigrant visa-related inquiries can be sent to [email protected].