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Mongolia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are Mongolian
Mongolia uses the Mongolian tögrög (symbol: ?), code MNT.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 1000, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 tögrögs. Tögrög is subdivided into 100 möngös. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 tögrögs.
Automatic teller machines are common in Mongolia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Mongolia is on average 7.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mongolia is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 16,126.84 MNT, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: G-Mobile, Mobicom, Skytel or Unitel. Mongolia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mongolia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Mongolia, dial +, then 976 (the country code for Mongolia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Mongolia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 5012 .
In Mongolia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on undivided highways.
Import and export information
Narcotics and illegal drugs.
Currency exported must match or be less than the amount declared on arrival.
Antiques and items of cultural importance may not be exported without express permission from the Mongolian authorities.
Unprocessed animal carcasses.
Fossils may not be exported without express permission from Mongolian authorities.
Firearms and weapons.
Tobacco:50 cigars; and
Tobacco:250 grams tobacco.
Other items:Personal clothing and goods, including electronic devices, wheelchairs, and sports equipment.
Other items:Medication may be imported for personal use.
Historical and cultural monuments.
Medication that requires injections, antibiotic injections, narcotics, blood and plasma, and immunologic preparations.
Narcotics and illegal drugs, and equipment for their use and production.
Firearms and weapons.
Devices for using drugs and distilling alcoholic drinks.
Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes require an import licence, which are issued on a case-by-case basis by the Central Government Office. For further information, please visit Mongolian CustomsNarcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Animals, plants, and their derivative products require permission from theMinistry of Environment and Tourism.
Animal and plant species and their derivative products as outlined by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will require permissions from CITES.
Passengers must declare and register upon arrival any combination of Mongolian national currency or foreign currency.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Mongolia, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Mongolia, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a risk in Mongolia between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Mongolia. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Mongolia. For further information, please visit the CDC Tuberculosis Advice.