Mongolia Travel Vaccines and Advice
Mongolia is a mosaic of landscapes. Between steppes and forests, green mountains, arid plains, vast plateaus dotted with rare species of wildlife and flowers, desert and lakes, this luscious setting cannot help but delight its visitors. Explore remote rural villages, the Siberian taiga and the Gobi Desert. For more of a unique experience, reserve a yurt for the night. You must also ensure to treat your taste palates by tasting gourmet Mongolian cuisines such as buuz and khuushuur. Do not finish your trip to Mongolia without chatting with some locals to gain a sense of their warm hospitality.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Mongolia
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Mongolia
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Mongolia
Medical Care in Mongolia
Although a visit to Mongolia proves incredibly memorable, the sanitary conditions in the country are inadequate and visitors are exposed to the possibility of contracting diseases. Medical care is limited, especially in regions outside of Ulaanbaatar. Despite these conditions, Mongolia offers modern services such as a medical center en route to the airport. You can find another hospital located on Avenue de la Paix.
Medical assistance can be obtained by dialling 103. However, medical evacuation is necessary in the event of serious illnesses.
Is Mongolia Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk for foreigners, especially during holidays and in major cities|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Hazardous driving; Caution required in rural acces, especially in winter|
|Public transportation||Only use safe and reliable taxis equipped with meters|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Mongolia?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Mongolia for trips under 30 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Mongolia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Mongolia
Sukhbaatar Square 2, Central Tower, Suite 608,
Sukhbaatar District, Horoo 8, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel.: (976-11) 332-500
Fax: (976-11) 332-515
Email: [email protected]