Mongolia has all chances of becoming a popular post COVID destination for active travel as the we have had no domestic transmission. Since we are the 2nd after Greenland least populated country in the world it can be a place to practice a good deal of social distancing even when traveling: Facebook – Instagram –
Mongolia has all chances of becoming a popular post COVID destination for active travel as the we have had no domestic transmission. Since we are the 2nd after Greenland least populated country in the world it can be a place to practice a good deal of social distancing even when traveling: Facebook – Instagram – youtube
Three generations of Mongolians at the central square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. Despite having China as one of its 2 neighbors, to date Mongolia has had less than 300 infections all without exception imported as the government has been bringing its citizens from abroad in small parties. 265 have already recovered. Since there hasn’t been any domestic transmission wearing masks is becoming an optional duty.
Ulaanbaatar is a rapidly modernizing city. Advancing global culture is inevitably gaining popularity among the younger generation. With a median age of 28 it has one of the youngest populations in the world. COVID is still in the air but personal protective measures have been eased.
A young girl withdrawing cash at ATM. Early closure of borders and timely restrictive measures taken by the government have earned Mongolia a title of one of the safest countries in the world. The economy however is slowing down as borders are still shut.
Young people shopping at fashion store in Ulaanbaatar. Having embraced western style democracy 30 years ago Mongolia has opened itself to the global consumer habits and fashion trends.
Wearing masks is becoming more of an optional requirement although all supermarkets, shops and public places have a reminder sign.
A group of elderlies by the mounted statue of Sukhbaatar, one of the prominent figures of Mongolia’s socialist past. Standing in the middle of the central city square it’s a popular spot for reuniting with former classmates and friends. 2 of the ladies are wearing masks.
The grand bronze statue of Genghis Khaan, the founder of the Great Mongolia Empire. The guard is wearing a black mask.
Less than half of pedestrians wearing face masks – a clear sign of a relaxed atmosphere.
A cyclist with a face mask in downtown Ulaanbaatar.
State officials including police are most dutiful in adhering to government recommendation social distancing practices.
A busy bus stop in the center of the Mongolian capital. Public transport can at times be very crowded making mask wearing an undisputed necessity.
Young folks in front of the Central Library of Mongolia.
A sign outside of a temple advises: Let prevent the spread of COVID. Let’s protect our families by not visiting others and not inviting guests home.
Mongolia was one of the first countries to rule out domestic lock down and stringent control to prevent the COVID spread. The country shut its borders 25 January. Ever since social distancing is being practiced at all levels of public and private service sectors.