Foreign travelers visiting Mongolia decrease by 72.7 percentSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The number of foreign passengers
who have crossed the border of Mongolia in the first half of 2021 decreased by 408
thousand or 55.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the first half of 2021, 330.0 thousand passengers (double counting) crossed the border of Mongolia, decreased by 408.0 thousand or 55.3% compared to the previous year.
Due to the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Mongolian border crossing began to close from February 1, 2020. In April of this year, 1 987 Mongolian citizens arrived at the airport, 36 citizens arrived through road and railway ports. In May, 2611 Mongolian citizens arrived on special duty flights and 30 citizens arrived through road and railway ports. In June, 3634 Mongolian citizens arrived on special duty flights and 248 citizens arrived through road and railway ports.
The Baitag, Sumber, Khavirga, Dayan port have been closed since January 31 and Artssuuri, Tes, Ulikhan, Khankh, and Ereentsav ports have been closed since March 11, 2020 and Altanbulag port is closed passengers and transportation vehicles until the July 31 of 2021.
In the first half of 2021, 13.3 thousand foreign passengers have entered, decreased by 35.4 thousand or 72.7% from the same period to previous year. Of those foreign passengers, 87.0% was stayed up to 30 days, 1.4% has stayed for 30 to 90 days and 11.6% has stayed for 90 days or more. By the purpose for entry of the foreign passengers, 11.4 thousand or 86.3% entered for tourism purposes and 1.8 thousand or 13.7% entered for business, study and permanent residence purposes.
The number of foreign passengers decreased by 32.3 thousand or 73.8% from the same period of the previous year. In the first half years of 2021, the number of tourists from China decreased by 6 285 or 72.4%, tourists from Russian Federation decreased by 16 779 by 77.1%, tourists from South Korea decreased by 4 419 by 91.2% and tourists from the United States of America decreased by 386 by 44.4% compared with the same period of the previous year.
Source: National Statistics Office of Mongolia