Mongolia eases COVID-19 restrictions
(Mongolian Embassy in Seoul)
According to the Mongolian Embassy, 92% of the country’s total adult population are fully vaccinated and 52% of the target group of citizens have received a third vaccine.
The embassy said 90,000 citizens had received a fourth vaccine so far, and the Cabinet took the decision to ease pandemic restrictions based on an assessment of infection and protection risks .
“With updates to the temporary COVID-19 regulations in January this year, there will be no restrictions on business operations,” the embassy said.
Addressing a press conference, Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene noted that Mongolia was now fully open to international travel, and apart from the advisory issued for wearing face masks and social distancing, all Previous restrictions imposed as part of the pandemic situation had been lifted. .
He said Mongolia was open to all fully vaccinated tourists and investors,
“The government, administrative bodies, private entities and tourism enterprises of Mongolia will strive to create the necessary conditions to ensure safety and provide smooth services to all who arrive in the country for business and tourism purposes,” added the Prime Minister.
The embassy statement says Mongolia has imposed strict lockdown measures seven times, going 79 days under the red tier of restrictions since November 2020 and the orange tier – an increased state of readiness – was implemented during the rest of the period, the country’s exports were interrupted and slowed down. transportation, affected schools and businesses and jeopardized more than 200,000 job opportunities.
Mongolia’s economic growth has reached minus 5.3% since 1992 and general budget revenue has decreased by 23%.
Oyun-Erdene stressed that the pandemic continues to pose challenges and urged citizens and entities to protect themselves from COVID-19, adding that the government will continue to stand firm in its position to compensate for pandemic-related losses and increase investments through economic recovery under the “New Renaissance Policy.”
By Sanjay Kumar ([email protected])