Cargo from Europe being allowed entry under close inspection

2020-04-03 16:58:07

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Appropriate measures are being taken for drivers and vehicles transporting cargo and all types of products entering into the territory of Mongolia from Europe and Russia through Altanbulag border checkpoint. The measures include having them under police surveillance, disinfection, and isolation as well as revealing suspected cases.


Since March 19, 202 trucks have been received at monitoring zones at a state of heightened readiness, inspecting 5.7 million (2,760 tons) food products for its quality and safety. Officers of the Export, Import, and Border Quarantine Control Departments of the Professional Inspection Department of the Capital are conducting the inspection in cooperation with the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD), the National Center for Zoonotic Disease, the Customs, and the Police Agency of Ulaanbaatar.

Alongside questionnaires, the drivers are also having their body temperatures checked, and readiness to transport them to NCCD has been ensured in case a suspected case is discovered. So far, 63 Mongolian drivers have been put into isolation in 7 locations, while foreign drivers are being put into isolation in the vehicle cabin, and leaving the territory of Mongolia without exiting their vehicle. There have been no suspected cases recorded thus far.

Vehicles that traveled outside the border are being disinfected, with the cargo tested for infection and sealed in customs guaranteed warehouses.