Mongolia not to re-open its borders in July

Director General of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs L.Munkhtushig gave a briefing today at the press briefing of the Operative team of the State Emergency Commission (SEC).

He highlighted the SEC’s decision to extend the period of heightened state of readiness for disaster protection until July 15 and stated that border restrictions will continue until the end of July.

According to Director General L.Munkhtushig, the schedule of charter flights for July has been approved by the SEC as follows:

July 2 – Seoul, South Korea /2 charter flights/
July 4 – Tokyo, Japan
July 7 – Seoul, South Korea /2 charter flights/
July 9 – Istanbul, Turkey /It is also possible for the charter flight to bring Mongolian nationals home from European countries as Turkey re-opened its borders to Europe /
July 15 – Seoul, South Korea /transit/
July 20 – Seoul, South Korea
July 21 – Tokyo, Japan
July 26 – Frankfurt, Germany /transit/

Director General L.Munkhtushig emphasized that the schedule of these flights has been approved by the SEC in line with the capacity and sufficiency of the isolation facilities. “The capacity of isolation facilities has been increasing slightly and we are studying possibilities to conduct more flights. We have been repatriating our citizens from abroad not only by air but also by ground transport. In July, about 3000 people are expected to return by both air and ground transport.”

It is not yet clear whether the borders will be re-opened in August and the decision will be made by the SEC in compliance with the recommendations of the professional organizations.