FCO Travel Advice for - Mongolia

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  • Only a few specified land border crossings are open to foreigners. See Border crossings.

  • Mongolia takes border security very seriously and foreign nationals are not routinely permitted access to border areas. The authorities can regard zones of up to 100km inside the border as a border area. If you wish to travel in these areas, you must get permission from the State Frontier Guard Authority.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Avoid going out on foot alone at night. Foreigners stand out and can be targeted for attack because of their comparative wealth. See Crime.

  • Over 7,120 British nationals visited Mongolia in the period January to June 2012. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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