Mongolia reopens air border after over a year of closure

Mongolia reopens air border after over a year of closure
# 02 June 2021 07:29 (UTC +04:00)

Mongolia on Tuesday reopened its air border to resume international passenger flights after more than a year of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, APA reports citing Xinhua.

"Our country is officially reopening its air border starting today," Tseden-Ish Ganzorig, head of the government's press office, said in a statement.

However, people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be only allowed to enter the country.

Mongolia suspended international passenger flights in mid-February 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

So far, Mongolia has registered 59,229 COVID-19 cases, with 297 deaths. Among all patients, 50,763 have recovered from the disease.

The Asian country, with a population of around 3.3 million, reported its first imported COVID-19 case in March 2020 and confirmed its first locally transmitted case in November. 

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