Mongolia

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Mongolia?

+498 New COVID cases in Mongolia
+5 New COVID deaths in Mongolia
64.67% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 16 October 2021

Basic facts about Mongolia

Mongolia is a very large country located in Eastern Asia. The capital of Mongolia is Ulan Bator and the most spoken language is Mongolian. The national currency in Mongolia is Mongolian tögrög (MNT).

What taxi apps are available in Mongolia?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Mongolia. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Mongolian tögrög (MNT)Official currency
1 EUR~3233.63 MNT
1 USD~2858.22 MNT

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Mongolia?

The official language of Mongolia is Mongolian. Traveling across Mongolia if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Mongolia was ranked 78th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Mongolia?

There are 2 common plug types used in Mongolia:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Mongolia?

Currently, citizens of 24 countries can enter Mongolia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Mongolia?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Mongolia.

Data last reviewed on: 16 October 2021

Is it safe in Mongolia?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On July 6, 2021, the risk level for Mongolia was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Mongolia

105 Police
105 Ambulance
105 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Mongolia:

ChinaRussian Federation
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