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Open for travel from Hungary
Flight Restrictions
Published on 17.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary and their family members; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary; - passengers
entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
reach their final destination; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; -
passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that: - they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V; or - have a positive COVID-19 test
taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or - have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. More
details can be found at http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before
arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; - passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Egypt, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia,
Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo,
Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan or Vatican City (Holy See) and minors under 18 years in their company; - passengers with a negative
COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Hungarian and issued in Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel,
Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russian Fed., Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Uzbekistan.

2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This
does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued
by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers traveling on business.

3. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

Published on 14.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary and their family members; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary; - passengers
entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
reach their final destination; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; -
passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that: - they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V; or - have a positive COVID-19 test
taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or - have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. More
details can be found at http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before
arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; - passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Egypt, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Iceland, India, Israel, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia,
Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo,
Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan or Vatican City (Holy See) and minors under 18 years in their company; - passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR
test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Hungarian and issued in Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium,
Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy,
Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russian Fed., Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Uzbekistan.

2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This
does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued
by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers traveling on business.

3. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

Published on 13.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary and their family members; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary; - passengers
entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
reach their final destination; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; -
passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that: - they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V; or - have a positive COVID-19 test
taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or - have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. More
details can be found at http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before
arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; - passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia,
Egypt, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Iceland, India, Israel, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco,
New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom,
Uzbekistan or Vatican City (Holy See) and minors under 18 years in their company; - passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The
test result must be in English or Hungarian and issued in Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Croatia,
Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Russian Fed., Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Uzbekistan.

2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This
does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued
by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers traveling on business.

3. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

Published on 08.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary and their family members; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary; - passengers
entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
reach their final destination; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; -
passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that: - they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP) and Sputnik V; or - have a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before
arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or - have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. More details can be found at
http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also
have a recovery certificate; - passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, El Salvador, Faroe
Isl., Georgia, Iceland, India, Israel, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia
(Rep.), Norway, Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan or Vatican City
(Holy See) and minors under 18 years in their company; - passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in
English or Hungarian and issued in Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russian Fed.,
Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Uzbekistan.

2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This
does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued
by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers traveling on business.

3. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary and their family members; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Hungary; - passengers
entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
reach their final destination; - passengers traveling on business; - passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; -
passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that: - they have received at least one dose of the vaccine at most 1 year before arrival. Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sputnik V; or - have a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before
arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; or - have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. More details can be found at
http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also
have a recovery certificate; - passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Egypt, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India,
Israel, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan or Vatican City (Holy See) and minors under 18 years in their company. ; - passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test
result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English or Hungarian and issued in Albania, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan,
Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russian Fed., Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA or Uzbekistan.

2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This
does not apply to: - nationals of Hungary; - passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members; - passengers with a residence permit issued
by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; - passengers traveling on business.

3. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

5. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

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Self-isolation at own accommodation.

COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

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COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-17
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COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

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Full Restrictions

  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Hungary. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is not required.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted in Hungary. Providing proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result is not required.

     

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

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    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at +36 1 550 1812 and press 2 for the English option.

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    18.05.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at +36 1 550 1812 and press 2 for the English option.

    Read more
    06.05.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at +36 1 550 1812 and press 2 for the English option.

    Read more
    27.04.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at 1812 and press 2 for the English option.
    Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are foreign nationals residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.

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    21.04.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]
    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at 1812 and press 2 for the English option.
    Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are foreign nationals residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.

    Read more
    11.04.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary does not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary, which is generally for 7 days, but your isolation period is dependent on circumstances. For more information, call the National Healthline at 1812 and press 2 for the English option.
    Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are foreign nationals residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.

    Read more
    31.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    *The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary do not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is no longer a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    30.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    *The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary do not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is no longer a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    18.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    Budapest Airport

    *From Third Countries:

    COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Hungary. Travellers do not need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result.

    Learn more:
    Border Police
    VisitHungary

    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, to people who enter by land from Serbia and Ukraine, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent documents certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU countries, EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on the website of the Border Police.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    *The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary do not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is no longer a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    16.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Authorities remove all COVID-19 entry rules for travelers from other countries (Schengen Visa Info, 09.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is allowed only to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result.
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in EU countries.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens transiting via road, railway or water travel can enter Hungary if they meet the following requirements:

    • they agree to a medical examination upon entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection
    • they fulfil entry conditions prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code
    • they prove the purpose of their travel
    • they ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, a country neighbouring Hungary)
    • transit does not exceed 24 hours

     

    Transit of cross border commuters

    Nationals of neighbouring countries and Hungarians living there can enter Hungary for 24 hours, within 30 kilometres from the border. Hungarian nationals can return from neighbouring countries if their stay did not exceed 24 hours within 30 kilometres from the border.

     

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, to people who enter by land from Serbia and Ukraine, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent documents certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU countries, EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on the website of the Border Police.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    *The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    As of 7 March, Hungary do not require any proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter the country.
    *Tested Positive: If you contract COVID-19, there is no longer a requirement to self-isolate in Hungary.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    11.03.2022
  • Hungary Travellers from other countries who plan to visit Hungary are no longer required to meet entry rules as the latter’s authorities have decided to remove all the restrictions that were imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

    The Hungarian government announced that incoming travellers, regardless of the country of their origin, are no longer required to present a vaccination or recovery certificate. In addition, they are also exempted from the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken before entry.

    This means that everyone will now be permitted restriction-free entry to Hungary as long as they hold other valid travel documents, in this case, a passport or a visa for those who cannot enter the country visa-free.

    “Travel restrictions previously imposed due to the epidemic situation have been lifted. In accordance with this, it is possible to enter the territory of Hungary by public road, railway, water, and air traffic – regardless of citizenship and protection against the coronavirus –, but other general conditions of entry (e.g., a valid travel document) must be provided,” the statement of the Hungarian authorities reads.

    Travel experts believe that the abolishment of entry rules will help Hungary to attract more tourists and boost the country’s economy. The country is expected to register an increased number of visitors in the upcoming months.

    Except for lifting the entry rules for incoming travellers, Hungary has also abolished the majority of its national COVID-19 restrictions.

    Travellers, as well as citizens of Hungary, are no longer required to present a vaccination or recovery pass when accessing restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, theatres, cinemas, shopping centres, and other events.

    Moreover, the country’s authorities have also decided to abolish the requirement to wear a mask when in different enclosed spaces, including public transport.

    Read more
    10.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is allowed only to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result.
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in EU countries.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens transiting via road, railway or water travel can enter Hungary if they meet the following requirements:

    • they agree to a medical examination upon entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection
    • they fulfil entry conditions prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code
    • they prove the purpose of their travel
    • they ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, a country neighbouring Hungary)
    • transit does not exceed 24 hours

     

    Transit of cross border commuters

    Nationals of neighbouring countries and Hungarians living there can enter Hungary for 24 hours, within 30 kilometres from the border. Hungarian nationals can return from neighbouring countries if their stay did not exceed 24 hours within 30 kilometres from the border.

     

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, to people who enter by land from Serbia and Ukraine, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent documents certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU countries, EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on the website of the Border Police.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    From 7 March it is not compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces or on public transport. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory in hospitals and social institutions.
    Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Tested Positive: If you test positive for coronavirus during your stay in Hungary, you must self-isolate at your accommodation. You can leave your self-isolation when all of the following three conditions are met:
    • you have had no fever for 3 days;
    • your respiratory symptoms have ceased; and
    • 10 days have passed from the start of your on-set of symptoms or the date of your positive PCR test, whichever was earliest
    You cannot leave your accommodation and you cannot have guests during your period of self-isolation. You can order groceries, food and medicine online and have it delivered to your home. In a medical emergency, you should call 112.
    Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    08.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is allowed only to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result.
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in EU countries.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens transiting via road, railway or water travel can enter Hungary if they meet the following requirements:

    • they agree to a medical examination upon entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection
    • they fulfil entry conditions prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code
    • they prove the purpose of their travel
    • they ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, a country neighbouring Hungary)
    • transit does not exceed 24 hours

     

    Transit of cross border commuters

    Nationals of neighbouring countries and Hungarians living there can enter Hungary for 24 hours, within 30 kilometres from the border. Hungarian nationals can return from neighbouring countries if their stay did not exceed 24 hours within 30 kilometres from the border.

     

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, to people who enter by land from Serbia and Ukraine, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent documents certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU countries, EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on the website of the Border Police.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in hospitals and social institutions, and on public transport. From 20 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres and cinemas.
    There is currently no requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are currently not in force. For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, including Christmas markets, entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website. Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Tested Positive: If you test positive for coronavirus during your stay in Hungary, you must self-isolate at your accommodation. You can leave your self-isolation when all of the following three conditions are met:
    • you have had no fever for 3 days;
    • your respiratory symptoms have ceased; and
    • 10 days have passed from the start of your on-set of symptoms or the date of your positive PCR test, whichever was earliest
    You cannot leave your accommodation and you cannot have guests during your period of self-isolation. You can order groceries, food and medicine online and have it delivered to your home. In a medical emergency, you should call 112.

    Read more
    04.03.2022
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is allowed only to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result.
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in EU countries.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens transiting via road, railway or water travel can enter Hungary if they meet the following requirements:

    • they agree to a medical examination upon entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection
    • they fulfil entry conditions prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code
    • they prove the purpose of their travel
    • they ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, a country neighbouring Hungary)
    • transit does not exceed 24 hours

     

    Transit of cross border commuters

    Nationals of neighbouring countries and Hungarians living there can enter Hungary for 24 hours, within 30 kilometres from the border. Hungarian nationals can return from neighbouring countries if their stay did not exceed 24 hours within 30 kilometres from the border.

     

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, to people who enter by land from Serbia and Ukraine, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ or equivalent documents certifying one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination, including documents issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 15 and 180 days after the first positive test result
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU countries, EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on visithungary.com.

    Learn more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in hospitals and social institutions, and on public transport. From 20 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres and cinemas.
    There is currently no requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are currently not in force. For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, including Christmas markets, entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website. Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Tested Positive: If you test positive for coronavirus during your stay in Hungary, you must self-isolate at your accommodation. You can leave your self-isolation when all of the following three conditions are met:
    • you have had no fever for 3 days;
    • your respiratory symptoms have ceased; and
    • 10 days have passed from the start of your on-set of symptoms or the date of your positive PCR test, whichever was earliest
    You cannot leave your accommodation and you cannot have guests during your period of self-isolation. You can order groceries, food and medicine online and have it delivered to your home. In a medical emergency, you should call 112.

    Read more
    25.02.2022
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is allowed only to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who can provide one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 6 months.
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in EU countries.

    Find out more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens transiting via road, railway or water travel can enter Hungary if:

    • they agree to a medical examination upon entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.
    • fulfil entry conditions prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code
    • prove the purpose of their travel
    • ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Transit for non-essential reasons is allowed to:

    • travellers entering Hungary by land from Austria, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine
    • Cross border commuters: nationals of neighbouring countries and Hungarians living there can enter Hungary for 24 hours, within 30 kilometres from the border. Hungarian nationals can return from neighbouring countries if their stay did not exceed 24 hours within 30 kilometres from the border.

     

    Find out more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor

    *From Third Countries:

    Non-essential travel to Hungary is only allowed to Hungarian citizens who hold an immunity card, and to non-Hungarian nationals who provide one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination issued by countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 6 months
    • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas: EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan
    • Holders of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ issued in the United Kingdom and Armenia, certifying vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.

    Children younger than 18 can travel under the supervision of holders of proof of immunity.

    Further exceptions applicable to Hungarian citizens and non-Hungarian nationals, freight transport, diplomatic and business travel, attendees of sports and cultural events are listed on visithungary.com.

    Find out more:
    VisitHungary – entry rules
    Border Police
    Contact: COVID19@MTU.GOV.HU

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in hospitals and social institutions, and on public transport. From 20 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres and cinemas.
    There is currently no requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are currently not in force. For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, including Christmas markets, entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website. Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Tested Positive: If you test positive for coronavirus during your stay in Hungary, you must self-isolate at your accommodation. You can leave your self-isolation when all of the following three conditions are met:
    • you have had no fever for 3 days;
    • your respiratory symptoms have ceased; and
    • 10 days have passed from the start of your on-set of symptoms or the date of your positive PCR test, whichever was earliest
    You cannot leave your accommodation and you cannot have guests during your period of self-isolation. You can order groceries, food and medicine online and have it delivered to your home. In a medical emergency, you should call 112.

    Read more
    14.02.2022
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungarian government will impose restrictions on air travel for travelers from seven African countries (Reuters, 27.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in hospitals and social institutions, and on public transport. From 20 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres and cinemas.
    There is currently no requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are currently not in force. For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, including Christmas markets, entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website. Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Tested Positive: If you test positive for coronavirus during your stay in Hungary, you must self-isolate at your accommodation. You can leave your self-isolation when all of the following three conditions are met:
    • you have had no fever for 3 days;
    • your respiratory symptoms have ceased; and
    • 10 days have passed from the start of your on-set of symptoms or the date of your positive PCR test, whichever was earliest
    You cannot leave your accommodation and you cannot have guests during your period of self-isolation. You can order groceries, food and medicine online and have it delivered to your home. In a medical emergency, you should call 112.

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in hospitals and social institutions, and on public transport. From 20 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces, including shops, museums, theatres and cinemas.
    There is currently no requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are currently not in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, including Christmas markets, entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are currently no limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals are not allowed. Visits to social care facilities are allowed, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    Hungary will accept the proof of COVID-19 vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    19.11.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    Wearing a face mask is now mandatory in hospitals and social institutions. From 1 November, it is also compulsory to wear a face mask on public transport.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force. For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    All COVID-19 related restrictions will be lifted for church, state and municipal commemorations and cemetery visits on the occasion of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (1-2 November).
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    28.10.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating. Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    All COVID-19 related restrictions will be lifted for state and municipal events on 22-23 October, and also for church, state and municipal commemorations and cemetery visits on the occasion of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (1-2 November).
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    21.10.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.
    *Resident permits: Foreign nationals living in Hungary should note that the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing has introduced changes in in-person appointments to help reduce the spread of the virus.
    If you are a foreign national residing in Hungary for over three months, and trying to register your stay, you should visit the webpage of the National Directorate General for Aliens Policing for guidance on how to do this.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    20.10.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    12.10.2021
  • Hungary Wizz Air

    06.09.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common ‘EU Traffic Lights’ map.

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Croatia, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution)
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    GENERAL EXEMPTION CATEGORIES

    Regardless of the passenger’s citizenship, the restrictions do not apply to travellers:

    • recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months from the date of entry;
    • holding a Hungarian immunity certificate and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • holding an immunity certificate that is recognised by Hungary based on unilateral/bilateral agreements (see the list of these countries), and their accompanying minor children (only if they travel together);
    • arriving to Hungary through land borders from Serbia, excluding the case of entry by civil aircraft;
    • crossing the border in relation to freight traffic;
    • crossing the border with a diplomatic passport, foreign service passport, service passport and seaman’s passport;
    • presenting a negative PRC result in English or in Hungarian, performed within 72 hours from the time of entry, in one of the following countries:
      • EU or EU candidate states;
      • OECD member states;
      • NATO member states;
      • Russia;
      • China;
      • United Arab Emirates;
      • Bahrain;
      • member states of The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

    Travellers fulfilling one of the above mentioned criteria do not need any permission in order to enter Hungary, they do not need to go into isolation, and their length of stay is not limited.

    TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS BASED ON CITIZENSHIP AND PURPOSE OF STAY

    Special measures apply to travels not falling into the general exemption categories, based on their citizenship and purpose of their stay as follows.

    Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter Hungary (no need for entry permit or PCR test) regardless of the purpose of stay, but they must go into isolation for 10 days, or until they can present two negative PCR tests performed two days apart.

    Non-Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary only in exceptional cases depending on the purpose of stay.

    • The entry of non-Hungarian travellers not falling into the general exemption categories (see above), or the essential and special entry purpose categories (listed below) is currently not allowed. Tourism is considered as a non-essential purpose of entry.
    • Non-Hungarian travellers with an entry purpose listed below are allowed to enter Hungary if they hold an entry permit issued by the Hungarian Police. No prior PCR test is needed. The permit holders must go into isolation for 10 days, that can be shortened by performing 2x PCR tests in Hungary. These are:
      • attending a court hearing;
      • receiving medical treatment;
      • completing studies or exam obligations (certified by the education institution);
      • transport related work activities;
      • participating at a family event (wedding, funeral);
      • caregiving to a family member;
      • or any other, duly justified case that can be approved on equity bases.

    The entry permit can be received by submitting an online application on the Hungarian Police’s website: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Special privileges are granted for citizens and residents of specified countries, arriving from the country of citizenship to Hungary with the purpose of business or gainful activities.

    Further information on travelling to Hungary is available here visithungary – Entry rules in force in force and on the police.hu – General rules of border crossing.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    02.09.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Morocco, Slovakia and Ukraine are exempted from the restrictions on entry.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, foreign citizens are subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine from the date of entry. The quarantine can be shortened after negative result of two PCR tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests can also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    03.08.2021
  • Hungary Hungary has opened its borders for vaccinated Russian nationals, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, announced.

    Following these changes, travellers from Russia can enter the country by providing a valid COVID-19 immunity certificate, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    This relaxation in entry restriction responds to Russia’s recent decision to start issuing again tourist and business visas to Hungarian citizens who can present a negative PCR test for Coronavirus.

    “Hungary has always been a popular destination for Russians, and the fact that vaccinated Russian tourists can visit Hungary again will help the sector immensely,” Minister Szijjártó said.

    He also said that this decision was made on reciprocity and intends to help the country’s tourism sector, significantly affected by the Coronavirus situation.

    Read more
    29.07.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Morocco, Slovakia and Ukraine are exempted from the restrictions on entry.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, foreign citizens are subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine from the date of entry. The quarantine can be shortened after negative result of two PCR tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests can also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    14.07.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Morocco, Slovakia and Ukraine are exempted from the restrictions on entry.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, foreign citizens are subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine from the date of entry. The quarantine can be shortened after negative result of two PCR tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests can also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    06.07.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Morocco, Slovakia and Ukraine are exempted from the restrictions on entry.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, foreign citizens are subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine from the date of entry. The quarantine can be shortened after negative result of two PCR tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests can also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place and all shops and service providers are able to open as normal. Those who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.
    There is no longer any requirement to produce an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities and attend cultural events with booked seating.
    Social distancing rules are no longer in force.
    For sporting, dance and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendance, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates. Children aged under 18 may only attend if a holder of an Immunity Certificate or under the supervision of an adult holding an Immunity Certificate.
    Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 100 people, weddings may take place with up to 400 people, and there are no longer any limits for attending funerals. Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed for all types of visitor, but it is mandatory to wear face masks. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website .

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary, Moldova: Vaccinated individuals permitted to travel between countries without quarantine, COVID-19 test requirements (Schengen Visa Info, 01.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrein, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova or Slovenia are exempted from the restrictions on entry.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, foreign citizens are subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine from the date of entry. The quarantine can be shortened after negative result of two PCR tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests can also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    Curfews are no longer in place. Shops and service providers are able now open as normal. The Government is asking that people maintain a distance of one and a half meters in the shopping malls and face masks are mandatory. (Be aware, individual store policies may vary).
    People who have received their first vaccine dose are issued with an Immunity Certification from the Government.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants are open for everyone. Mask ¬wearing for guests is not mandatory. Indoor areas of restaurants are only open to Immunity Certificate holders and their children under 18. Use of indoor toilet facilities within a restaurant by those with no Immunity Certificate is permitted whilst wearing a mask.
    Only Immunity Certificate holding adults may visit leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, cinemas, gyms and indoor swimming pools). 16 to 18-year-olds can go to cinemas and theatres without adults if they have Immunity Certificates. Mask wearing is not mandatory. Adult Immunity Certificate holders and their under 18 children can also attend sport and cultural events, where they are not required to wear a mask. Clubs and music venues can only be visited by people with Immunity Certificates. Group outdoor exercises are allowed.
    Hotels are open to Immunity Certificate holders, their under 18 children and to business travellers. Open air events up to 500 people may be held. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to 50 people. Weddings may take place with up to 200 people. Previous limits on the number of people attending funerals are no longer in effect. It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices (i. e. places where Immunity Certificates are not required). However, it is no longer mandatory to wear face masks at train and bus stations and stops. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visits to hospitals and social care facilities are allowed. However, a patient may only be visited by one person a day, for a maximum of 60 minutes, and the visitor must have an Immunity Certificate. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for. Please check with the hospital for specific restrictions before visiting.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Hungary 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Hungary and their family members; – passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary,
    and their family members; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days; – passengers with a “D” visa issued by Hungary; – passengers
    entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to
    reach their final destination; – passengers traveling on business; – passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police; –
    passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate; – passengers with an immunity COVID-19 certificate
    issued by Albania, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Romania, Serbia,
    Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey or Ukraine, and minors under 18 years in their company; – until 11 July 2021, passengers with a ticket for the EURO 2021 on paper or electronically. They
    must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued in English or Hungarian at most 72 hours before arrival.

    2. Passengers could be subject to medical screening.

    3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk

    4. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.

    Read more
    23.06.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government to permit quarantine-free travel between Hungary and Serbia and Montenegro for holders of COVID-19 immunity cards; will allow access to hotels, other venues for vaccinated individuals from 2 May (AP, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary introduced a number of COVID-19 related restrictions. Many are expected to be lifted when 5 million people have been vaccinated (at least by the first vaccine). That is anticipated to be around 24 May. There is a nationwide curfew between midnight and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements. Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 11:00pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants are open for everyone. Mask wearing for guests is not mandatory. Indoor areas of restaurants are only open to Immunity Certificate holders and their children under 18.
    Only Immunity Certificate holders may visit leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, cinemas, gyms and indoor swimming pools). Immunity Certificate holders and their under 18 children can also attend sport and cultural events until 11 pm, where they are not required to wear a mask.
    Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels are open to Immunity Certificate holders, their under 18 children and to business travellers. Mass gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices (i. e. places where not only Immunity Certificate holders are allowed to be). Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    As of 23 May, street parking in toll parking zones and night parking in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas will no longer be free of charge.
    From 24 May visits to hospitals and social care facilities will be allowed. However, A patient may only be visited by one person a day, for a maximum of 60 minutes, and the visitor must have an Immunity Certificate. Visitors are banned from wards where coronavirus patients are cared for.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on theHungarian government website.

    Read more
    22.05.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government to permit quarantine-free travel between Hungary and Serbia and Montenegro for holders of COVID-19 immunity cards; will allow access to hotels, other venues for vaccinated individuals from 2 May (AP, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between midnight and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 11:00pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants are open for everyone. Mask wearing for guests is not mandatory. Indoor areas of restaurants are only open to Immunity Certificate holders and their children under 18.
    Only Immunity Certificate holders may visit leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, cinemas, gyms and indoor swimming pools). Immunity Certificate holders and their under 18 children can also attend sport and cultural events until 11 pm, where they are not required to wear a mask.
    Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels are open to Immunity Certificate holders, their under 18 children and to business travellers. Mass gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices (i. e. places where not only Immunity Certificate holders are allowed to be). Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Some education settings including high schools are closed until 10 May, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    05.05.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government to permit quarantine-free travel between Hungary and Serbia and Montenegro for holders of COVID-19 immunity cards; will allow access to hotels, other venues for vaccinated individuals from 2 May (AP, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    There is a nationwide curfew between midnight and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 11:00pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants are open for everyone. Mask wearing for guests is not mandatory. Indoor areas of restaurants are only open to Immunity Certificate holders and their children under 18.
    Only Immunity Certificate holders may visit leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, cinemas, gyms and indoor swimming pools). Immunity Certificate holders and their under 18 children can also attend sport and cultural events until 11 pm, where they are not required to wear a mask.
    Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels are open to Immunity Certificate holders, their under 18 children and to business travellers. Mass gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices (i. e. places where not only Immunity Certificate holders are allowed to be). Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Some education settings including high schools are closed until 10 May, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport.
    Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions.
    The full details are set out on theHungarian government website.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Hungary Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 11pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 9:30pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants have reopened, but indoor areas remain closed. Mask wearing for guests is not mandatory. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) remain closed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 11pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 9:30pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    The terraces and gardens of restaurants have reopened, but indoor areas remain closed. Mask wearing for guests is not mandatory. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) remain closed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 9:30pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 9:30pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 10pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) can open during the day but must close between 9:30pm to 5am to comply with curfew requirements. Stores must limit their traffic to one customer for every ten square metres.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    08.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed until 8 April at the earliest. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply: Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection. As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary). Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more:Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed until 8 April at the earliest. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed until 8 April at the earliest. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements.
    Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 19 April at the earliest, with lessons conducted online.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary only for the following reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Upon entry, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, followed by a second PCR test no less than 48 hours after the first one. If the result of these tests is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, is available in English or Hungarian.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021). Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements.
    Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between 8 and 22 March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed where the minimum 1.5m distance can be maintained.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public settings, including outdoors, on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. Most education settings are closed until 7 April, with lessons conducted online. Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.
    Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

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    05.03.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Government orders closure of shops because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 04.03.2021). Government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until 15 March (Reuters, 25.02.2021). Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Hungary adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Hungary are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules allow for certain exemptions.

    Under the new rules, only Hungarian nationals, non-Hungarian nationals who are permanently resident in Hungary or non-Hungarian nationals who have permission to remain longer than 90 days, are allowed entry into the country.

    Foreign nationals can enter Hungary for only the following specific justifiable reasons:

    • taking part in a Hungarian court procedure;
    • carrying out business or other activity justified by a letter of invitation issued by a central government body, an individual regulatory body, or an autonomous state body;
    • receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution;
    • carrying out study or exam duty required by an educational institution, certified by a document issued by the educational institution;
    • taking part in cargo-related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document issued by the employer;
    • participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening);
    • taking care of a relative;
    • taking part in an international sports-, cultural or religious event of a special significance.

    Please note that on entering, individuals must agree to undergo a medical examination (temperature check). In case a suspicion of COVID-19 infection arises during the health examination, the individual will be refused entry.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All those entering Hungary (unless transiting) must agree to enter mandatory, legally enforceable 10-day quarantine. If the person has no place of residency in Hungary, they must enter a government-designated place of quarantine.
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to quarantine unless they undergo a double testing procedure. Also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantined individual may request from the authorities’ permission to have two PCR tests conducted within 5 days of arrival, which must be taken 48 hours apart. If the two PCR tests are negative, the authorities can exempt the individual from their quarantine obligation. The cost of the PCR tests must be met by the individual.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Foreign nationals wishing to enter Hungary for the reasons listed above must apply for an exemption online at https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home.
    The form, which should be completed in advance of travelling, can be completed in English or Hungarian.

     

    Other

    Those who can prove with either a Hungarian or English language document that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (e.g.: PCR test results, verification by a health service provider or authority) can enter Hungary without restrictions.

    Citizens of neighbouring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours, but they may not leave this lane. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometre lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometre lane from the border of the neighbouring state for less than 24 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Hungary, the following rules apply:

    Non-Hungarian citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic may enter Hungary for the purpose of transiting if they subject themselves to medical examination on entry, and the medical examination does not establish the suspicion of COVID-19 infection.

    As additional pre-requisites for entry, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries shall fulfil the conditions of entry prescribed in the Schengen Borders Code, credibly prove the purpose of their travel and ensure that they are allowed to enter the destination country (and, to that end, the next country en route to the destination country from Hungary).

    Citizens of neighbouring countries and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometres from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours.

    The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:
    Budapest Airport
    Humanitarian corridor
    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19, which will be in force at least until 1 March. There is a nationwide curfew between 8pm and 5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that they are working, or commuting to and/or from work, and those walking their pets within 500 metres of their residence. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. Please monitor local media for further announcements. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theatres, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants remain closed. Food take away and delivery is allowed. Professional sports events may only take place behind closed doors, while amateur team sports activities are banned. Individual outdoor sporting activities are allowed.
    Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers. Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals. Except for pharmacies and petrol stations, shops and service providers (e.g. hairdressers) must close by 7pm.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine. Wearing face masks is also compulsory in some outdoor public areas of towns or cities with a population of more than 10,000. However, it is not compulsory to wear a mask during sports activities, in public parks or other green spaces.
    Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. High schools and universities are closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers.
    Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport. Parking is also free of charge between 7pm and 7am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
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