Valid passport required by all.
Required by all except the following:
a)Nationals of Kazakhstan and Poland for up to 3 months.
b)Nationals of Israel and Malaysia for up to 1 month.
c)Nationals of the Philippines for up to 3 weeks.
d)Nationals of Singapore for up to 2 weeks.
Tugrik (Tug) = 100 mungos. Notes are in denominations of Tug10,000,
5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations
of Tug200, 100, 50 and 20, and 50, 20 and 10 mungos.
Official organisations authorised to exchange foreign currency
include commercial banks in Ulan Bator and bureaux de change
at certain hotels.
Accepted by main commercial banks and large hotels.
Midland Bank and Thomas Cook (UK) travellers cheques are accepted.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are
advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars.
The import of local currency is limited to Tug815, provided
declared on arrival. Bank certificates must be shown. Import
of foreign currency is unlimited, but must be declared. Export
of local and foreign currency is limited to the amount declared
The following goods may be imported into Mongolia without
incurring customs duty:
b)2 liters of alcoholic beverages.
c)A reasonable amount of perfume.
The items are:
a)Guns, weapons and ammunition without special permission.
b)Explosive items, radioactive substances, narcotics.
c)Pornographic publications any publication, records, films
and drawings critical of Mongolia.
d)Research materials, palaeontological and archaeological
e)Collections of various plants and their seeds, birds and
wild or domestic animals, wool, raw skins, hides and furs
without permission from the appropriate authorities.
Mongolia's national airline, MIAT - Mongolian Airlines (OM),
operates flights to Ulan Bator from Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo
Ulan Bator is linked to the Russian Federation and China by
the Trans-Mongolian Railway. An express train runs once a
week between Moscow, Ulan Bator and Beijing. Trains on international
routes have sleeping and restaurant cars. There are also two
other weekly trains from Ulan Bator to Beijing as well as
one to Moscow.
There are several international road links; the principal
route is via Irkutsk (East Siberia) to Ulan Bator. Travelers
are not normally allowed to enter Mongolia by road unless
they obtain prior permission from the Mongolian authorities.
Tipping is usually not customary, but this custom is changing.
Religious customs should be respected, in this country.