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Mongolia customs

mongolia custom, mongolia border, mongolia custom regulationsWhen you begin your Mongolia tours you are required to complete a customs declaration form upon arrival, which must be retained until departure. This allows the free import and export of articles for personal use during your stay. The contents of checked-in baggage must be declared on arrival if the total value of those contents exceeds US$5000 in value. The contents of checked-in baggage must be declared upon departure if the total value of those goods exceeds US$500.

Items prohibited from import into/export from Mongolia:

  1. Opium, hashish and other narcotics and any apparatus used for their manufacture
  2. Books, movies, videos, records, films or photos of a pornographic or violent nature
  3. Animals, trophies and products, if listed in national and international Red Data Books as endangered species
  4. Goods donated to Mongolia by donor countries and international organizations
  5. Livestock, animals, birds, their raw materials, foetii, embryos and microorganisms without veterinary certification or permission from appropriate organizations
  6. All kinds of alcoholic spirits
  7. All kinds of iron or non - ferrous iron except from beer or soda can(castiron, iron, steel, brass,
  8. aluminum, its' alloy etc)

Items that require authorization for import/export:

  1. Historical and cultural items, paleontological, archeological findings, sample test of soil, plants and animals
  2. Precious and semi -precious metal
  3. Armaments, weapons and explosives
  4. Plants registered in international and national Red Data Book of endangered species.
  5. Radioactive elements, chemicals and other radioactive sources
  6. Pedigree animals
  7. Blood and blood products, donor transplants
  8. Spirit
  9. Alcoholic drinks apart from spirit
  10. Ores of rare earth elements

Mongolia allows the following items to be brought in duty free:

  • 1 Liter of Spirits
  • 2 Liters of Wine
  • 3 Liters of Beer
  • 200 Cigarettes
  • 250 Grams of Tobacco
The customs declaration forms ask the visitor to declare the amount and currencies of money being carried. Visitors are advised that if they fail to declare the amount of money they are carrying, customs officials can confiscate the money. Visitors taking antiques and fossils out of the country must have official documentation to do so. Some shops will provide the necessary documents upon purchase. Alternatively, permission can be obtained from the Ministry of Enlightenment in Ulaanbaatar.

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