Border crossings with China closed for Chinese Lunar New Year

2020-01-27 09:50:04

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In connection with the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, Mongolian border points with China are closed on January 25-27. 

In accordance with the 2004 agreement between the governments of Mongolia and China on border points’ working regime, border crossings for auto vehicles are set to close on public holidays of the two countries. There are 12 border crossings between Mongolia and China for auto vehicles. 

International railway and flights will stay on regular schedules on these days. 

Yesterday, January 26, the cabinet summoned an emergency meeting regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus and gave and order to the Minister of Foreign Affairs to strengthen the controls at border crossings within January 20, and to restrict some movements of auto and pedestrians at border crossings with China.