From today (1 June), Mongolia is officially re-opening its borders and starting international flights to over 10 countries including the USA, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, India and Australia thus allowing international arrivals.
Currently, over 110 countries such as Russia, China, Japan and European countries are partially or fully closed amid concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, Mongolian Government is actively discussing with those countries through diplomatic lines to confirm vaccine certification for those who get vaccination against Covid-19.
As early as 27 January 2020, Mongolia closed its borders with China, only four days after Chinese authorities locked down Wuhan. By the time it recorded its first case on 10 March 2020, and as the WHO declared a global pandemic, Mongolia was already shut off from the world. As a result of its prompt response to the risk, and the government’s readiness to introduce unpopular – yet effective measures – the country if 3.3 million was able to prevent local transmission until November 2020.