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Last verified: Friday, 21. February 2020 at 07:21 AM

Mongolia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Mongolia is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.3 / 5

Travelling Mongolia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.5 / 5

Mongolia shares land borders with China and China. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.9 (China) and 2.3 (Russia).

Advice scoring history for Mongolia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mongolia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mongolia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Mongolia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mongolia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt tryggt resmål. Gatubrottslighet förekommer. Iaktta allmän försiktighet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MN

Individual rating changes for Mongolia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Mongolia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Mongolia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Mongolia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Mongolia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Mongolia with a rating of 2.0.

About Mongolia

Mongolia with its capital Ulan Bator is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than Alaska (1,565,000 km²). The country is located Northern Asia, between China and Russia. The climate can be described as desert; continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges). The landscape is vast semidesert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in south-central. With a population of about 3 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Ulan Bator
Population about 3 million
Size 1.565.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Alaska
Common languages Mongolian, Russian
Currency Tugrik (short: MNT)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +976
Internet Top Level Domain .mn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MNG
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 496

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mongolia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and the converting of virgin land to agricultural production increased soil erosion from wind and rain
  • deforestation
  • desertification and mining activities had a deleterious effect on the environment
  • limited natural freshwater resources in some areas
  • overgrazing
  • the burning of soft coal in power plants and the lack of enforcement of environmental laws severely polluted the air in Ulaanbaatar
  • the policies of former Communist regimes promoted rapid urbanization and industrial growth that had negative effects on the environment

Natural hazzards

  • "zud," which is harsh winter conditions
  • drought
  • dust storms
  • grassland and forest fires

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Mongolia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. cashmere
  3. coal
  4. construction
  5. construction materials
  6. copper
  7. fluorspar
  8. food
  9. gold
  10. mining

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. camels
  3. cattle
  4. forage crops
  5. goats
  6. horses
  7. sheep
  8. vegetables
  9. wheat

Mongolian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Mongolia.

Export products

  1. animal products
  2. apparel
  3. cashmere
  4. coal
  5. copper
  6. crude oil
  7. fluorspar
  8. hides
  9. livestock
  10. other nonferrous metals

Import products

  1. appliances
  2. building materials
  3. cars
  4. chemicals
  5. cigarettes
  6. detergent
  7. equipment
  8. food products
  9. fuel
  10. industrial consumer goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mongolia?

Mongolia is currently rated at 1,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Mongolia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Mongolia in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Mongolia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mongolia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Mongolia.

What is the size of Mongolia?

Mongolia has a size of 1,565,000 km² or 604,250 mi² which is slightly smaller than Alaska.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.