Security and health
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Mongolia. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.
It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.
It is also recommended that Australian travellers register your travel and contact details, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.
The crime rate is low in Mongolia, although petty crimes will often be directed against foreigners, particularly pick-pocketing, purse-snatching and theft of mobile phones and laptops.
It is recommended that you visit a travel-specialist doctor before travelling to Mongolia to obtain all medical inoculations and a travel medical kit, if travelling to remote areas.
There are everyday risks which relate to the geophysical nature of Mongolia namely its extreme cold, deficient infrastructure, the ubiquitous black ice and the high levels of air pollution poise significant health risks.
A list of recommended healthcare providers: