AKIPRESS.COM - The number of foreign passengers who have crossed the border of Mongolia in the first quarter of 2021 decreased by 37.1 thousand or 90.2% compared to the same period of the previous year, Montsame reports.
In the first quarter of 2021, a total of 189.9 thousand passengers (double counting) had crossed the border of Mongolia, decreased by 362 thousand or 65.6% compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the reference period, 95.6 thousand passengers entered to Mongolia. Of all inbound passengers, 33.9% were crossed through Gashuunsukhait, 24.7% were crossed through Shiveekhuren, 15.3% were crossed through Zamiin-Uud, 6.3% were crossed through Buyant-Ukhaa, 1.7% were crossed through Altanbulag and 18.1% were crossed through other border points. Out of the inbound passengers, 91.6 thousand (95.8%) were Mongolian citizens and 4 thousand (4.2%) were foreigners.
Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mongolian border crossing started to close from January 31, 2020. Mongolia repatriated its 748 citizens by charter flights and 4 through road and railway ports in January, 1195 citizens by charter flights and 65 citizens through road and railway in February, as well as 1195 citizens by flights and 41 through road and railway ports in March, 2021 respectively.