Mongolia has suspended all flights and closed borders with Russia and China until 28 March for preventing spread of coronavirus that has killed over 5800 people globally. However, MIAT, the national airline carrier is conducting charter flights in order to evacuate the almost 190,000 Mongolians stuck in foreign countries. The charter flights have been from Ulaanbaatar to Seoul, Tokyo, Istanbul, Moscow and Berlin. Currently, Mongolia has evacuated over 500 people with chapter flight from Seoul and Berlin through Moscow. However, Mongolia will not receive any foreign citizens.
The 57-year-old French national who brought the infection into coronavirus-free Mongolia on 2 March, is now under treatment in the National Centre for Communicative Disease.