Over 216 thousand tourists arrived in Mongolia in the first half of 2023

As of 5 June, Mongolia has welcomed 216668 foreign tourists. Most tourists came from China and Russia, two neighbours of Mongolia.

The Mongolian government has been taking measures to revive the pandemic-hit tourism sector. In January, it exempted citizens of 34 countries from visa requirements for up to 30 days until the end of 2025 for tourism purposes, bringing the total number of visa-free countries to 61.

The country has also classified 2023, 2024 and 2025 as “Years to Visit Mongolia” and is expected to organize more than 90 events in 2023 to promote tourism.

Mongolia sees tourism as the most viable way to diversify its economy. It has set a goal of welcoming at least 1 million foreign tourists and earning 1 billion U.S. dollars from tourism in the coming years.

The country received 290,400 foreign tourists in 2022, earning 350 million dollars from the tourism sector.

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