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EMBASSY OF MONGOLIA RESUMED ITS VISA SERVICES

The Embassy’s visa section is resuming visa services from 17th May 2021 at regular hours, and is recommencing all categories of short-term visa issuance for foreign nationals, including tourist visas, for travel to Mongolia starting from 1st of July 2021.

 

The following passengers are allowed to enter from 10th May 2021:

 

  • nationals and permanent residents of Mongolia,
  • foreign nationals of those countries/regions stated in the Visa exemption list of Mongolia, which can be found at http://consul.mn/eng/index.php?moduls=23

TRAVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. All passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours before departure of the first embarkation point.
  2. All persons arriving to Mongolia who have not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus infection (COVID-19) shall be quarantined at designated facilities for 7 days and PCR tests shall be taken during the quarantine period.Information on the quarantine facilities can be found at www.tabinfo.mn and the travellers must contact the listed hotels for reservations.
  3. In case PCR test results are positive, an individual shall be transferred to a hospital for treatment.
  4. Persons arriving to Mongolia 14 days after receiving the full dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines must present proof of vaccination or that were diagnosed earlier with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and fully recovered with presenting antibody test result or other medical document, and shall be exempted from quarantine.

 

A detailed information can be obtained at http://consul.mn/eng/index.php?moduls=10

 

CONDOLENCE

It is with great sadness that we learn about the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the entire Royal family, and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. His Royal Highness’ selfless devotion to public service will always stand the test of time.

TRAVEL TO MONGOLIA | CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Since March 2020, restrictions apply with regard to persons permitted to enter Mongolia.

Foreign nationals may not enter Mongolia until 1 May 2021. This does not apply to the following:
–  Permanent residents of Mongolia,

–  Passengers with valid visas issued on or after 8 October 2020.

In addition, any person traveling by air or land to Mongolia must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Mongolia.

Thus, any person, regardless of nationality, including children who have reached the eligible age of taking COVID-19 PCR test, wishing to travel to Mongolia, must present a negative result at boarding.

FAQ
1. Who can travel to Mongolia?
Foreign nationals may not enter Mongolia until 1 May 2021. Exemption is given to staff members of Diplomatic Missions, consular posts and international organizations accredited to Mongolia, foreign nationals with valid visas issued on or after 8 October 2020.

2. Who has to present a negative test for travel to Mongolia?
Any person, including children who have reached the eligible age of taking COVID-19 PCR test, must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before arrival.

3. Can I present rapid test result taken 72 hours before arrival instead of PCR test result?
For travelling to Mongolia, only negative PCR test results must be presented. The PCR test must be taken within 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Mongolia.

4. Do I have to go into quarantine after entering Mongolia?
From 23 February 2021, any person arriving in Mongolia will go into mandatory 10-day-quarantine at dedicated facilities. 2 PCR tests will be conducted during the mandatory quarantine period.
If the PCR test results are negative passenger will observe 4-day-self isolation after completing the mandatory 10-day-quarantine.
Information on the quarantine facilities can be found at www.tabinfo.mn and contact the listed hotels /additional/ for reservations.

5. I have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Do I need to go into quarantine?
From 23 February 2021, any person, who has received the full dose of Covid-19 vaccines and 2 weeks elapsed since the last dose is administered, will be exempted from quarantine upon presenting proof of vaccination. However, they shall observe 7-day-self isolation.

6. If my result is positive after arrival, what steps should I take?
People who test positive may be hospitalized for treatment depending on the patient’s physical condition and symptoms. Hospital treatment is free for all COVID-19 patients.

7. I have been in contact with a person who tested positive. What steps should I take?
People who have had contact with a person who has been tested positive are subject to a quarantine/self-isolation measure which will be decided by National Center for Communicable Disease of Mongolia.

8. Can I get vaccinated after arriving in Mongolia?
Starting from March 2021, Mongolia launched a vaccination plan and it has set out priority groups. Foreign nationals who are permanent residents in Mongolia are eligible for vaccination according to the Plan. For foreign nationals who are not permanent residents, vaccination plan is yet to be determined.

9. Is my self-isolation monitored?
Any person on self-isolation must download CLIX GPS application which will be monitored by competent authorities.

MONGOLIA APPOINTS OYUN-ERDENE LUVSANNAMSRAI, A HARVARD GRADUATE, AS ITS 32ND PRIME MINISTER

On 27 January 2021, the parliament of Mongolia appointed Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai as the 32nd Prime Minister of Mongolia, following the resignation of Ukhnaa Khurelsukh from office a week earlier, due to the public protest against the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Mongolia.

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a
MPA in 2015. Upon graduation from HKS in 2015, Mr Luvsannamsrai returned  to his home country and was elected as Member of Parliament in 2016 and 2020. Before
being appointed as Prime Minister of Mongolia, he served as Cabinet Secretary at the Government of Mongolia for two consecutive terms.

At the age of 41, he is considered one of youngest sitting prime ministers in the world.
He spearheaded the creation of Mongolia’s long-term development agenda – Alsiin Haraa 2050 (“Vision 2050”) involving more than 1,500 researchers and policymakers to form a national sustainable development model. The agenda was approved by the Parliament in 2020.

‘VISION-2050’ LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT POLICY OF MONGOLIA

Minister of Mongolia, Head of the Cabinet Secretariat Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai is one of the leading young politicians of Mongolia. Elected as a Member of the State Great Khural (Mongolian parliament) since 2016, and appointed as Minister of Mongolia, Head of the Cabinet Secretariat since early 2019, he was the one to lead the working group to develop the ‘Vision-2050’ long term development policy of Mongolia. We held an interview with him to discuss ‘Vision-2050’ policy document, which laid out the country’s development plans for the next 30 years.

Born in 1980, L.Oyun-Erdene majored in journalism, political science, and law. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, of which studies he completed at the Harvard University of the United States in 2015.

Below is his interview with Nikkei Asian Review Journal.

https://ps.nikkei.co.jp/montsame2012/

GOVERNMENT OF MONGOLIA LAUNCHES INFORMATION PORTAL TO BOOST TRADE

A new information portal mongoliatradeportal.gov.mn to boost trade in Mongolia launched on 11 December 2020. The new “Mongolia Trade Information Portal” aims to make import and export activity easier for businesses, especially for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

The portal is a web-based database system, providing international trade-related information including laws, administrative procedures and tariffs.

The new portal also provides information on trade agreements and international organizations supporting overseas business expansion, as well as tools enabling exporters to perform trade analysis, desk research and market surveys.

INVEST IN MONGOLIA

🇲🇳🇲🇳🇲🇳 Mongolia welcomes all investors, businesses, buyers and partners to join in the Webinar named “Investing in Mongolia’s Productive Agribusiness Sector” and pre-scheduled B2B meetings on 15-16 December 2020.
🌍🌍🌍The Webinar is –– Your opportunity to understand more about key investment agribusiness opportunities – including meat, dairy, leather and cashmere – as well as the processes and incentives for investing in Mongolia. 15 December 2020 / 14:00-15:30 ULAT
🖥🖥🖥The Webinar will follow the B2B Meeting (15-16 December 2020) – will give you the opportunity to explore more about the Mongolian prospective investment seeking projects such as
✅Cashmere & textile,
✅Leather,
✅Industrial and Agricultural Parks,
✅Food & Beverages (honey, meat, milk, oil plant, water),
✅Animal Husbandry
✅Fishery
✅Health (beauty)
✅Others (construction & brokerage)
Please pre-schedule your meeting time with Mongolian investment seeking project owners through https://www.expomongolia.org/12/b2b
“Export Mongolia 2020” International virtual forum & exhibition
Guideline to register to the webinar and B2B meetings

ANNOUNCEMENT

In effort to contain spread of COVID-19 disease, Altanbulag border checkpoint of Mongolia has been temporarily closed from 16 November 2020 until 18 January 2021. Due to this restriction, TIR consignments will not be allowed to enter Mongolia through Altanbulag border checkpoint during abovementioned period.

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