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The effect of coronavirus on travel bookings that include China
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 07 February 2020 11:00 AM

Click here for the most up to date information on coronavirus and travel to Russia, Mongolia and China; where we have pulled together all of your most frequently asked questions.

This story was updated on 12th March 2020.

As the coronavirus continues to make news, many customers have asked what impact this will have on their up and coming travel arrangements.

Travel to Mongolia between 13th March 2020 and 28th March 2020

The Mongolian government have stated that all international and domestic rail services in Mongolia will be suspended for two weeks between the 13th March and 28th March, and many flights into and out of the country will be also be cancelled.

This will impact all customers who have travel services booked within Mongolia for this time period. It you are affected our travel specialists will be in touch to work with you on alternative travel arrangements and itineraries.

Travel to, or from, China until 1st April 2020

Currently, the borders between Russia and China, and Mongolia and China, are closed to rail travel.

This will impact all travellers who have booked travel services including a train ticket between Russia and China or Mongolia and China.

If this includes you, our Travel Team will be in touch to work with you on alternative travel arrangements and itineraries.

From 29th March and 2nd April 2020 onward

Currently, Mongolian borders to Russia are due to reopen on the 29th March, and all Russian and Mongolian borders with China are set to reopen from the 1st April 2020. This means that travel between Russia and China, and Mongolia and China should no longer be affected, and all travel bookings will continue as expected. We will keep you updated on the situation as it evolves.

Travelling in Russia

There are currently no restrictions on travel to either Russia. Russia is taking strong actions to limit the ability of the coronavirus to spread. There are currently no official government warnings advising against travel to these countries.

We encourage all travellers to make the most of what these two incredible countries have to offer.

Further information

Russia travel advice from the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mongolia travel advice from the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office

If you have any questions, or any concerns, about travelling to Russia or along the Trans-Siberian over the coming weeks:


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