A passenger plane chartered by the Mongolian government to repatriate its nationals from Hungary amid the COVID-19 pandemic arrived here on Monday, according to Mongolia’s State Emergency Commission (SEC).
The chartered flight from Budapest to Ulan Bator landed at the Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport on Monday afternoon, with 90 passengers onboard, the SEC said in a statement.
The repatriated consisted of pregnant women, children, students and those with financial or other problems, the SEC said, adding they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.
Following its suspension of international commercial flights during the pandemic,
Mongolia has repatriated over 26,000 nationals via chartered flights, trains and buses from different parts of the world, according to the commission.
As of Monday, Mongolia has reported a total of 339 COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported.
No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in the country so far.