Number of Foreign Tourists TripledSociety
Ulaanbaatar, January 26, /MONTSAME/. The number of passengers crossing Mongolia's border reached 2016.2 thousand (double counting) in 2022. Compared to the previous year, the number of passengers increased by 1372.8 (3.1 times).
This increase was mainly due to the opening of the border crossing after the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of inbound passengers increased by 700.1 (1.5 times) compared to the 2020, but decreased by 4080.2 (66.9%) thousand from 2019. In 2022, 988.6 thousand passengers entered Mongolia. In terms of border points for all inbound passengers, 31.8% were crossed through Chinggis khaan, 20.1% were crossed through Altanbulag, 15.4% were crossed through Gashuun sukhait, 5.4% were crossed Zamiin-Uud, 3.7% were crossed Shiveekhuren, 3.5% were crossed through Bulgan, 20.1% were crossed through other border points. Out of the inbound passengers, 688.1 (69.6%) thousand were Mongolian citizens and 300.5 (30.4%) thousand were foreigners. In 2022, 300.5 thousand foreign passengers have entered, respectively increased by 261.3 (7.7 times) thousand. Of those foreign passengers, 92.4 % stayed up to 30 days, 2.8 % stayed for 30-90 days and 4.8% stayed for 90 days or more.
In 2022, 170.4 (56.7%) thousand of the inbound foreign passengers were males and 130.1 (43.3%) were females, 276.6 (92.0%) thousand were adults and 23.9 (8.0%) thousand were children. Also, 59.2% of inbound foreign passengers were visited from Europe, 34.4% from East Asia and the Pacific region, 3.7% from the America, 1.5% from Middle East, 0.7% from the and South Asia, 0.5% from the African regions. In terms of nationality of all the inbound foreign passengers, 52.3% were Russian, 18.2% were South Koreans, 5.9% were Kazakhstan, 4.6% were Chinese, 3.1% were from the USA, 15.9% were from other countries. The number of tourists was 286.3 thousand and increased by 253.2 (8.6 times) thousand from the same period of the previous year. In 2022, the number of tourists from Russian Federation increased by 140 637 (12.2 times), tourists from South Korea increased by 51 070 (23.1 times), tourists from the Kazakhstan increased by 16 828 (24.1 times) and tourists from China increased by 5 423 (1.9 times) compared with the same period of the previous year.
In 2022, 728.6 thousand Mongolian passengers (double counting) traveled abroad, of which 429.4 (58.9%) thousand traveled for tourism purposes, which increased by 308.5 (3.6 times) thousand from the same period of the previous year and 299.3 (41.1%) thousand traveled for employment, study and permanent residence purposes, increased by 137.9 (85.5%) thousand from the same period of the previous year, respectively (Table 2). Out of all outbound Mongolian passengers, 524.7 (72.0%) thousand were males adult passengers, 204.0 (28.0%) thousand were females, adult passengers and 42.9 (0.6%) were children. In terms of duration of stay, 592.8 (81.4%) thousand Mongolian passengers stayed up to 30 days, 12414 (1.7 %) stayed for 30 to 90 days and 123.4 (16.9%) thousand stayed for 90 days or more.
There were 2 637.3 thousand crossings of transportation vehicles (double counting) entered through the border of Mongolia in 2022, which increased by 754.4 (40.1%) thousand compared to the previous year. In terms of types of the crossing of transportation vehicles, 30.6% were freight trains, 25.6% were trucks, 5.9% were sedans, and 37.9% were other transportation vehicles. In terms of crossed border points, 29.7% through Gashuunsukhait, 29.5% through Zamiin-Uud, 8.4% through Shiveekhuren, 6.7% through Sukhbaatar, 6.4% through Altanbulag, and 19.3% through other border points.
Source: National Statistics Office