On 23 March, Mongolia evacuated 31 of its students who study in Russia by bus through the Tsagaan Nuur / Tashanta border crossing. Some 24 students from Moscow, six from Novosibirsk and one from Saint-Petersburg arrived at the Russian border by themselves and requested to return home. A bus driver and a Mongolian from Almaty in Kazakhstan arrived with the students by the same bus have been isolated in Ulgii city.
The Aman Auto Trans Company provided the bus for evacuation at a discounted price.
Mongolia has closed its borders with China and Russia and suspended flights until 30 April in order to prevent COVID-19 disease. Currently, Mongolia has 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus all of whom entered the country on evacuation charter flights and from Russia via two entry points. However, the country decided to no longer receive its citizens through the Tsagaan Nuur and Altanbulag Border Crossings as of 23 March.
A total of 21,000 Mongolians have returned home following the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world.