Mongolia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Health screening is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 21 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Banned
Transport: Banned
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and permanent residents of Mongolia;
– passengers with a short-term visa (business (B-type), diplomatic (D-type) or official (A-type) visa) issued on or after 8 October 2020.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days at designated facilities.
4. Passengers are subject to self isolation.


Detailed Tourist Information

All international flights and rail are suspended until at least 31 March 2021. All road border crossings to and from Russia are closed to foreign nationals. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed.

The Mongolian government has indicated it may allow foreign nationals to travel to Mongolia on incoming charter flights if they meet certain criteria (a valid long-stay visa, permanent residency or business visas) and undertake the required quarantine measures on arrival (14 days in an approved hotel followed by 7 days self-quarantine).

Lockdown Details

Mongolia has imposed an emergency lockdown following its first locally reported case of COVID-19. Grocery stores, supermarkets, food markets, gas stations, pharmacies, hospitals and power plants are allowed to operate normally. Expect regulations to change with little notice. On 14 December at 6 am restrictions in Ulaanbaatar, Selenge and Arkhangai will be relaxed to a state of “high alert” matching all other provinces. However, Battsengel soum in Arkhangai and Altanbulag and Sukhbaatar soums in Selenge will remain under the state of “all-out readiness” until at least the 11th of January.

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