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Hungary travel restrictions

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Hungary
Crossing Rules

Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Hungary.
– This does not apply to family members of passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary.
– This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Hungary.
– This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
– This does not apply to 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.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result of a test taken at most 6 months before arrival.

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3w7padwk .

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to TBD

free movements are allowed in the whole country

International movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 September 2020 to TBD

starting from Sept. 1st not Hungarian citizen cannot enter to the country. For Hungarians, coming back from abroad, the 14 days quarantine is compulsory or 2x negative tests within 48 hours are necessary. (exceptions are for goods movement, diplomats, working necessity etc)

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Flight Restrictions

published 23.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Hungary.
– This does not apply to family members of passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary.
– This does not apply to passengers with a “D” visa issued by Hungary.
– This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business.
– This does not apply to passengers transiting via Hungary to another country. They must be able to prove that they are allowed to enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to reach their final destination.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving for cultural or sport events in Hungary with a personal invitation letter issued by the official organizer of the event or with a valid ticket for the event. They must have a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

All travellers must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine. 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.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

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.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 May 2020 to TBD

health measures in place and mask on face in the shops and closed locations

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 June 2020 to TBD

events (also in closed locations) çan be organized up to a max. of 500 participants
family events (also in public locations) up to a max. of 200 participants

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 25 May 2020 to TBD

kindergarten and nurseries are open – University can be open if rector can permit it – social distancing and mask on face

Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 16 June 2020 to TBD

end of the state of emergency

Full Restrictions

  • 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.

    Read more
    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
  • Hungary Latest News: 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
    26.02.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: 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.

    *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
    23.02.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: 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
    19.02.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: 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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 

    The same procedure applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    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.

     

    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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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
    15.02.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: 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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 

    The same procedure applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    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.

     

    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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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
    09.02.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are required to undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 

    The same procedure applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    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.

     

    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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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
    29.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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 February. 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
    21.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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 February. 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
    18.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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 February. 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
    12.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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. 

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    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 February. 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
    11.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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. 

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    08.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Ban on flights from the UK will be lifted from 6 January (Gov.uk, 05.01.2021). Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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 are banned from 00:01 on Tuesday 22 December. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions. The ban is in effect until 8 February 2021.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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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    05.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020). Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    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 are banned from 00:01 on Tuesday 22 December. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions. The ban is in effect until 8 February 2021.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Except for 24 December when no curfew will apply, 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.
    Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    04.01.2021
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020). Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Hungary has announced they will be restricting flights to/from the UK from 00:01 Tuesday 22 December. These restrictions are additional to measures outlined below. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions.
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Flights to and from the UK are banned from 00:01 on Tuesday 22 December. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions. The ban is in effect until 8 February 2021.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed in lack of a special reason (such as business purposes).

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Except for 24 December when no curfew will apply, 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.
    Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    28.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020). Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Hungary has announced they will be restricting flights to/from the UK from 00:01 Tuesday 22 December. These restrictions are additional to measures outlined below. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions.
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason (such as business purposes). 

    As of December 22th, because of the comparison of a new version of Covid-19 that is accelerating the spread of the epidemic, the government decided to impose a ban on flights from the UK. 

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, an exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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. 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:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighbouring states 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:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Except for 24 December when no curfew will apply, 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.
    Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    24.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary government bans passenger planes from U.K. until 8 February 2021 (Reuters, 22.12.2020). Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Hungary has announced they will be restricting flights to/from the UK from 00:01 Tuesday 22 December. These restrictions are additional to measures outlined below. Cargo flights will not be affected by the new restrictions.
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason (such as business purposes). 

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double PCR testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    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 neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometer lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometer lane from the border of the neighboring state for less than 24 hours.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)

    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Except for 24 December when no curfew will apply, 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.
    Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    22.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. The first test can be also performed in a Schengen country, the United States or Canada.

    The same procedure (quarantine/double testing) applies to foreign students and foreign citizens with reasonable grounds to enter.

    Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity. 

    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 neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometer lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometer lane from the border of the neighboring state for less than 24 hours.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)

    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. The government will decide on 21 December whether to suspend the curfew for the night of 24 December. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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
    15.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well.  Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity.

    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 neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometer lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometer lane from the border of the neighboring state for less than 24 hours.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)

    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. The government will decide on 21 December whether to suspend the curfew for the night of 24 December. 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 (eg. 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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January. 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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    14.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well.  Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity.

    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 neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometer lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometer lane from the border of the neighboring state for less than 24 hours.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)

    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible.
    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. The government will decide on 21 December whether to suspend the curfew for the night of 24 December. 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 (eg. hairdressers) must close by 7pm.
    The government has introduced dedicated shopping hours for older people. On weekdays between 9am and 11am, and on weekends between 8am and 10am, only people above 65 years of age may shop in supermarkets, drugstores and pharmacies.
    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. The above measures and restrictions will remain in place until at least 11 January.
    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 have been residing 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
    11.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well.  Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity.

    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 neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there may enter the territory within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. Hungarians living in this 30-kilometer lane can also enter if they have stayed in the 30-kilometer lane from the border of the neighboring state for less than 24 hours.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)

    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. hairdressers) must close by 7pm. On 24 November, the government introduced dedicated shopping hours for older people. On weekdays between 9am and 11am, and on weekends between 8am and 10am, only people above 65 years of age may shop in supermarkets, drugstores and pharmacies. 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.

    .
    *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 have been residing 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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    08.12.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 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.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries as well as entry from Third-countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. 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. 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 (eg. hairdressers) must close by 7pm. On 24 November, the government introduced dedicated shopping hours for older people. On weekdays between 9am and 11am, and on weekends between 8am and 10am, only people above 65 years of age may shop in supermarkets, drugstores and pharmacies. 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.

    .
    *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 have been residing 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
    24.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.

    Rules and Exceptions

    Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 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.

    Find out more:

    Consular Services (Hungarian)
    Information from Budapest Airport

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.

    Find out more:

    Humanitarian corridor

    Safety measures

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries as well as entry from Third-countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. As of 11 November the nationwide curfew is between 8pm-5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter by your employer) that they are working or commuting to and 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. As of 11 November a series of restrictive measures are in force. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theaters, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants are to be 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 (eg. 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. As of 11 November, high schools and universities are to be closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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 have been residing 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
    17.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.
    Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 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.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries as well as entry from Third-countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. As of 11 November the nationwide curfew is between 8pm-5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter by your employer) that they are working or commuting to and 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. As of 11 November a series of restrictive measures are in force. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theaters, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants are to be 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 (eg. 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. As of 11 November, high schools and universities are to be closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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 have been residing 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
    14.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.
    Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 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.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries as well as entry from Third-countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. As of 11 November the nationwide curfew is between 8pm-5am, except for people who can provide evidence (such as a letter by your employer) that they are working or commuting to and 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. As of 11 November a series of restrictive measures are in force. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theaters, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants are to be 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 (eg. 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. As of 11 November, high schools and universities are to be closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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 have been residing 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
    12.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.
    Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine for 10 days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from high-risk countries will have to quarantine, unless they undergo a double testing procedure, providing the negative results of 2 PCR tests not older than five days and taken with a time difference of 48 hours. It is possible to perform the 2 PCR tests upon arrival in Hungary as well. 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.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries as well as entry from Third-countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. As of 11 November the nationwide curfew is between 8pm-5am, except for people working or commuting to and from work. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. As of 11 November a series of restricting measures will be introduced. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theaters, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants are to be closed. Food take away and delivery is 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. Shops and 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. Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. As of 11 November, high schools and universities are to be closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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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    11.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: No data.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. As of 11 November the nationwide curfew is between 8pm-5am, except for people working or commuting to and from work. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. As of 11 November a series of restricting measures will be introduced. Leisure facilities (including zoos, museums, theaters, gyms and indoor swimming pools) and restaurants are to be closed. Food take away and delivery is 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. Shops and 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. Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. As of 11 November, high schools and universities are to be closed, with lessons conducted online. Nurseries, kindergartens and elementary schools stay open with weekly testing of teachers. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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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    09.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: No data.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Budapest Airport is open, but travel disruption and short notice flight cancellations are possible. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. There is a nationwide curfew in force between midnight and 5am, except for people working or commuting to and from work. You should generally not be outside your place of residence during these hours. It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, in bars and restaurants (except when eating or drinking), at sports events, in cinemas, theatres, concert halls, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine. Sporting events, cinemas and theatres must restrict attendance using only every third seat in the venue. New restrictions on events that have recorded or live music mean that many will no longer be able to go ahead. Some venues, like nightclubs, will close. Venues with seating, like bars and restaurants, will be able to stay open for seated customers. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. Visitors to hospitals and social care facilities are banned. As of 1 October, only teachers and students will be allowed into school buildings and will be required to undergo temperature screening upon entry. Parking nationwide is currently free of charge, to reduce crowds on public transport. 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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    04.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures

    *From Third Countries: No data.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, in bars and restaurants (except when eating or drinking), at sports events, in cinemas, theatres, concert halls, 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. As of October 1, only teachers and students will be allowed into school buildings and will be required to undergo temperature screening upon entry. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    03.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. *Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures.

    *From Third Countries: With limitations (see above).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Hungary: Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, in bars and restaurants (except when eating or drinking), at sports events, in cinemas, theatres, concert halls, 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. As of October 1, only teachers and students will be allowed into school buildings and will be required to undergo temperature screening upon entry. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    02.11.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. *Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures.

    *From Third Countries: With limitations (see above).

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    30.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. *Find out more: Humanitarian corridor and Safety measures.

    *From Third Countries: With limitations (see above).

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    27.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From EU: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    *Find out more: Consular Service (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.

    *From Third Countries: Yes with limitations.
    *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    23.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From EU: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days.
    *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.
    Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).
    *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    *Find out more: Consular Service (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Travellers can transit Hungary provided that they undergo a medical check-up upon entry. Furthermore, satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel has to be provided, confirming that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country in their route is allowed. Citizens of neighboring states and Hungarian citizens living there could enter the territory of Hungary within a distance of 30 kilometers from the state border for a maximum of 24 hours. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.

    *From Third Countries: Yes with limitations.
    *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    20.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From EU: Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.
    Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).
    *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    *Find out more: Consular Service (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Transit is permitted. *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open.
    Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.

    *From Third Countries: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.
    Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).
    *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    07.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Service (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Transit is permitted. *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.

    *From Third Countries: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    06.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel from EU: Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).
    *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Transit is permitted.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country(in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    02.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel from EU: Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.
    Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country(in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    01.10.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *Transit: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is generally not allowed without a special reason. Citizens of Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are allowed to enter Hungary if they show a negative coronavirus test not older than five days. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary- Hungarian citizens returning from abroad are obliged to stay in home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers returning home may be exempted from quarantine if they provide a certificate containing the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests performed in Hungary at two different times, with at least 48 hours between them. The first of the two tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Hungarian citizens may return home from abroad without restrictions if the reason for the trip was a business or economic activity which the Hungarian citizen is able to credibly attest, upon return to Hungary. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country(in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions- Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they provide a negative COVID test not older than five days. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary remains open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Find out more: Consular Services (Hungarian) and Information from Budapest Airport.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    28.09.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Travel from EU: Travelling to Hungary: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they reserved accommodation for a date no later than 30/09/2020 and have a negative COVID test. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Links to national sources: Consular Services (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport; , Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    Transit: As above.

    From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    23.09.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    **Travelling from the EU: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. *Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary: Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they reserved accommodation for a date no later than 30/09/2020 and have a negative COVID test. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Links to national sources: Consular Services (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport.
    Most people entering Hungary must agree to enter mandatory quarantine. If the person has no place of residence in Hungary, they must enter quarantine at a government-designated location. Quarantine is legally enforceable and fines can be levied for breaking the rules.

    **Transit: You must provide proof that you entering Hungary is for the purposes of travelling directly to another destination outside Hungary; you must also explain the reason you are travelling and demonstrate that you are able to transit to your final destination, providing, for example, a hotel reservation or proof of address in another country, a travel ticket, or similar evidence.

    **Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    18.09.2020
  • Hungary Latest News: Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    ****Travelling from the EU: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). *Rules and Exceptions:Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. Furthermore, exemption may be granted by the police if entry also is for court, administrative, family, health, education or other legitimate reasons and if health screening is negative; however, also exempted people have to self-quarantine. Czech, Slovak or Polish citizens may enter if they reserved accommodation for a date no later than 30/09/2020 and have a negative COVID test. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. *Links to national sources: Consular Services (Hungarian); Information from Budapest Airport; Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    16.09.2020
  • Hungary Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary
    Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart.The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary.

    ***Transit: As above.

    *** From third countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    11.09.2020
  • Hungary Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Travellers from EU countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs].

    **Transit: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. You must provide proof that you entering Hungary is for the purposes of travelling directly to another destination outside Hungary; you must also explain the reason you are travelling and demonstrate that you are able to transit to your final destination, providing, for example, a hotel reservation or proof of address in another country, a travel ticket, or similar evidence. [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor]. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart.
    The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary

    **From Third Countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).[https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. More information: [https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Indoor events with over 500 attendees are currently banned. 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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    07.09.2020
  • Hungary Hungary’s government opens borders to Poland, the Czech Rep. and Slovakia with a fresh negative coronavirus test (CNA, 01.09.2020). Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travellers from EU countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country `[https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs]

    **Transit: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor]. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart.
    The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Citizens of Visegrad Group Countries are allowed to enter Hungary if they can show negative coronavirus test not older than five days. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary

    **From Third Countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).[https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. More information: [https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is allowed throughout the country. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    03.09.2020
  • Hungary Hungary to close its borders to foreign nationals from 1 September (GardaWorld, 31.08.2020). Wizz Air will reduce flights from 7 September as government closes borders to foreigners (Channel News Asia, 30.08.2020). Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Travellers from EU countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs] **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. More information [https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary]

    **Transit: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor]. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart.
    The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/utazasi-tanacs]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary

    **From Third Countries: As of 1 September, foreign citizens will not be allowed to enter Hungary without a special reason. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian).[https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]. **Rules and Exceptions: Military convoys and business or diplomatic trips can be exempted from the regulations. The humanitarian corridor for commuters transiting Hungary would remain open. Foreign students will have to produce negative tests to be allowed to study in Hungary. More information: [https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is allowed throughout the country. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    31.08.2020
  • Hungary Government to close country’s borders to foreigners from 1 September following increase in COVID-19 infections (Reuters, 28.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    From 1 September, Hungary has closed its border to all foreign nationals, for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only Hungarian nationals are currently allowed entry into the country.
    **From EU: Travelling from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [[https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf]]. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citizens entering Hungary from countries in the green category are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If coronavirus infection is detected, they have to go into quarantine for 14 days as prescribed by the epidemiological authority. No quarantine is needed for Hungarian citizens crossing the border who can prove, with a certificate written in Hungarian or English, the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests (molecular examination in compliance with professional medical practice) performed at different times with at least 48 hours between them in the course of the preceding 5 days. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). **Rules and Exceptions: the following persons are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions; – Hungarian nationals; – EU nationals and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland (see countries are classified as “green”, “yellow” or “red” for restrictions); -third country family members of the above mentioned persons; – Those foreign nationals who do not fall under the above categories, and are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary, provided they present upon entry a valid official permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority, proving their entitlement to long-term stay. Also, they are obliged to spend 14 days in self-isolation or in official quarantine, depending on the result of the mandatory medical examination at the border. Requirements for exemption of the quarantine regulation: 2 negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular test results (medical certificate issued either in English or in Hungarian) conducted within five day prior to entering Hungary.

    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].

    **From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Third-country nationals can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is also allowed for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. Third-country nationals arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. Those considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check cannot be allowed to enter Hungary, while those not considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check will be placed in a quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or in a mandatory home quarantine.The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is allowed throughout the country. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    28.08.2020
  • Hungary Government to tighten border crossing rules from 1 September to curb COVID-19 spread, prime minister says (Reuters, 21.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From EU: Travelling from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf]. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens entering Hungary from countries in the green category are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions.
    Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If coronavirus infection is detected, they have to go into quarantine for 14 days as prescribed by the epidemiological authority. No quarantine is needed for Hungarian citizens crossing the border who can prove, with a certificate written in Hungarian or English, the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests (molecular examination in compliance with professional medical practice) performed at different times with at least 48 hours between them in the course of the preceding 5 days. The Hungarian Consular Service provides Travel advice per Country (in Hungarian). **Rules and Exceptions: the following persons are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions: – Hungarian nationals, – EU nationals and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland -third country family members of the above mentioned persons,
    – Those foreign nationals who do not fall under the above categories, and are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary, provided they present upon entry a valid official permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority, proving their entitlement to long-term stay. Also, they are obliged to spend 14 days in self-isolation or in official quarantine, depending on the result of the mandatory medical examination at the border. Requirements for exemption of the quarantine regulation: 2 negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular test results (medical certificate issued either in English or in Hungarian) conducted within five day prior to entering Hungary.

    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].

    **From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Third-country nationals can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is also allowed for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. Third-country nationals arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. Those considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check cannot be allowed to enter Hungary, while those not considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check will be placed in a quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or in a mandatory home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is allowed throughout the country. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    25.08.2020
  • Hungary *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: Travelling from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf] For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Travelling from Hungary or returning to Hungary. Hungarian citizens entering Hungary from countries in the green category are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If coronavirus infection is detected, they have to go into quarantine for 14 days as prescribed by the epidemiological authority. No quarantine is needed for Hungarian citizens crossing the border who can prove, with a certificate written in Hungarian or English, the negative results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests (molecular examination in compliance with professional medical practice) performed at different times with at least 48 hours between them in the course of the preceding 5 days. **Rules and Exceptions: the following persons are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions: – Hungarian nationals, EU nationals and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland (see countries are classified as “green”, “yellow” or “red” [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf]. third country family members of the above mentioned persons, Those foreign nationals who do not fall under the above categories, and are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary, provided they present upon entry a valid official permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority, proving their entitlement to long-term stay. Also, they are obliged to spend 14 days in self-isolation or in official quarantine, depending on the result of the mandatory medical examination at the border. Requirements for exemption of the quarantine regulation: 2 negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular test results (medical certificate issued either in English or in Hungarian) conducted within five day prior to entering Hungary.
    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].
    **From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Third-country nationals can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is also allowed for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. Third-country nationals arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. Those considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check cannot be allowed to enter Hungary, while those not considered suspectedly infected in the course of the medical check will be placed in a quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or in a mandatory home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is allowed throughout the country. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Hungary to limit the spread of COVID-19. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    18.08.2020
  • Hungary *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/65/a2000/Orszaglista200807.pdf]. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks.**Rules and Exceptions: the following persons are allowed to enter Hungary without restrictions:
    Hungarian nationals, EU nationals and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland (see countries are classified as “green”, “yellow” or “red” for restrictions),third country family members of the above mentioned persons,Those foreign nationals who do not fall under the above categories, and are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary, provided they present upon entry a valid official permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority, proving their entitlement to long-term stay. Also, they are obliged to spend 14 days in self-isolation or in official quarantine, depending on the result of the mandatory medical examination at the border. Requirements for exemption of the quarantine regulation: 2 negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular test results (medical certificate issued either in English or in Hungarian) conducted within five day prior to entering Hungary.

    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Fre movement is allowed throughout the country. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport is open. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    11.08.2020
  • Hungary *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). [https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/a/53/a2000/Orszaglista200722.pdf]
    The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks.**Rules and Exceptions: Hungarian nationals,EU nationals and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland (see countries are classified as “green”, “yellow” or “red” for restrictions),third country family members of the above mentioned persons,Those foreign nationals who do not fall under the above categories, and are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary, provided they present upon entry a valid official permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority, proving their entitlement to long-term stay. Also, they are obliged to spend 14 days in self-isolation or in official quarantine, depending on the result of the mandatory medical examination at the border. Requirements for exemption of the quarantine regulation: 2 negative SARS-CoV-2 molecular test results (medical certificate issued either in English or in Hungarian) conducted within five day prior to entering Hungary.
    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Fre movement is allowed throughout the country. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport is open. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    10.08.2020
  • Hungary *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: As of 15 July, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf].
    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [http://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport is open. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    03.08.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From EU: As of 15/7/20, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf].
    **Transit: Foreign citizens arriving from abroad in passenger traffic to transit can enter Hungary if they undergo a medical check upon entry and such a check does not reveal the suspicion of infection. Further conditions to fulfil by foreign citizens wishing to enter: – to meet entry criteria specified by the Schengen Borders Code, – to provide satisfactory proof of the objective and destination of their travel, – to confirm that their entry to the destination country and neighbouring country of Hungary situated in their route is ensured. Foreign citizens arriving from abroad can only use the designated border crossing points and route to transit, can only stop at rest areas designated for transit traffic, for a reason essential for transiting – especially for sanitary or technical reasons -, and are obliged to leave the territory of Hungary within 24 hours. For further information please check the Hungarian Police’s website Info transit Hungary [https://www.police.hu/en/content/humanitarian-corridor].
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) in this official notice [https://www.bud.hu/file/documents/3/3558/he_20_041.pdf].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport is open. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    27.07.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).**From EU: As of 15/7/20, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) at the official gazette [https://magyarkozlony.hu/dokumentumok/c5f7b3f6959f8e2f23dd5a96a3817d28db9e2213/megtekintes].
    **Transit: Transiting, cargo travel as well as business trips are exempt from the restrictions, but health checks can be conducted.
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters. Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport is open. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    17.07.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).**From EU: As of 15/7/20, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) at the official gazette
    **Transit: Transiting, cargo travel as well as business trips are exempt from the restrictions, but health checks can be conducted.
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    16.07.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: As of 15/7/20, Hungary divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) at the official gazette
    **Transit: Transiting, cargo travel as well as business trips are exempt from the restrictions, but health checks can be conducted.
    **From Third Countries: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/].

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    15.07.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has divided countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry, health and quarantine applies. Travellers can enter Hungary without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Hungarian citiziens arriving from yellow or red labelled countries are subject to obligatory health checks. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, 14-day quarantine will be imposed by the epidemiological authority. Quarantine is not required for Hungarian citizens having performed a PCR test twice, with the second test been taken at least 48 hours after the first one, and within 5 days prior to entering Hungary, and both these tests certify a negative result for SARS-CoV-2. Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary from red countries. Non Hungarian citizens arriving from yellow labelled countries must undergo medical examinations. If the health examination reveals a suspicion of infection, entry into the country is not allowed. If no infection is suspected, the person shall be placed in quarantine for 14 days by the epidemiological authority or, if possible without risk, in official home quarantine. The updated list of countries is available (in Hungarian) at the official gazette [https://magyarkozlony.hu/dokumentumok/c5f7b3f6959f8e2f23dd5a96a3817d28db9e2213/megtekintes].
    Transit: As above.
    Third Country Travellers: For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    13.07.2020
  • Hungary Government imposes new restrictions on cross-border travel from 15 July (Reuters, 12.07.2020)
    Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    As of 18 June, EU and EEA citizens, as well as Hungarians returning from these countries, may enter Hungary without restrictions. Citizens of the European Union as well as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland are allowed to freely enter Hungary, without restrictions, and Hungarian citizens returning from the countries of the EU or the European Economic Area do not have to enter quarantine after crossing the Hungarian border either. This does not apply to the United Kingdom; UK citizens may only enter Hungary with separate permission, and subject to individual assessment may be obliged to enter quarantine for two weeks, while Hungarian citizens returning from the UK are allowed to enter Hungary without any restriction.
    Transit is permitted through Hungary.
    For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    12.07.2020
  • Hungary Country’s borders will not be reopened at EU’s request; Serbia exempted (Andalou Agency, 02.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    As of 18 June, EU and EEA citizens, as well as Hungarians returning from these countries, may enter Hungary without restrictions. Citizens of the European Union as well as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland are allowed to freely enter Hungary, without restrictions, and Hungarian citizens returning from the countries of the EU or the European Economic Area do not have to enter quarantine after crossing the Hungarian border either. This does not apply to the United Kingdom; UK citizens may only enter Hungary with separate permission, and subject to individual assessment may be obliged to enter quarantine for two weeks, while Hungarian citizens returning from the UK are allowed to enter Hungary without any restriction.
    Transit is permitted through Hungary.
    For third-country nationals the entry into the territory of Hungary is not allowed, except for humanitarian purposes or in the following cases: third country citizens which are familiy members of an EU or EEA citizen, citizens of Serbia, nationals of Ukraine for a maximum period of 24 hours and within 30 km of the border area. Special rules are established for citizens of Japan and South-Korea for business acitivities purpose.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    07.07.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    As of 18 June, EU and EEA citizens, as well as Hungarians returning from these countries, may enter Hungary without restrictions. Citizens of the European Union as well as Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland are allowed to freely enter Hungary, without restrictions, and Hungarian citizens returning from the countries of the EU or the European Economic Area do not have to enter quarantine after crossing the Hungarian border either. This does not apply to the United Kingdom; UK citizens may only enter Hungary with separate permission, and subject to individual assessment may be obliged to enter quarantine for two weeks, while Hungarian citizens returning from the UK are allowed to enter Hungary without any restriction.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Hungary has introduced gradual easing since the end of May. As of 12 June, visitors are allowed in hospitals. Libraries reopened on 15 June. From 18 June, restrictions of shopping hours no longer apply. People should wear a face covering (ie mask, scarf or shawl) in shops, restaurants, bars and similar indoor settings, and when using taxis or public transport. Outdoor attractions may open, for example outdoor swimming pools and spas, zoos, playgrounds and outdoor museums. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions, so follow local instructions. The full details are set out on the Hungarian government website [http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-update-decree-on-restrictions-on-movement-released/]

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    01.07.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passenger are not allowed to enter Hungary.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Korea (Rep.) and Japan traveling on business.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Passenger with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police are subject of 14 days quarantine.

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    International restrictions:

    Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport remains open, however only Hungarian citizens and permanent resident card holders of the European Economic Area (EU member states, Switzerland, and Norway), other permanent resident card holders who have close Hungarian relatives, and diplomats with resident cards are able to enter Hungary. Per the airport authority, foreign citizens who are turned away by the authorities must wait in the designated transit area until departure. Passengers arriving at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, which saw the relaunch of some flights, will undergo a compulsory medical test upon arrival. Depending on the test’s result, they may be taken to hospital or ordered to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
    For departing passengers with canceled flights, travelers should check carrier schedules for the latest updates and work directly with the carrier or travel agent to arrange or reschedule travel.
    As of May 4, businesspeople from six countries can enter Hungary according to a government decree published in Magyar Kozlony. Citizens of the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Austria and Slovakia may freely enter Hungary from these respective territories for business purposes.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    According to the government’s decree, as of May 4 the lockdown was eased in the countryside (excluded the city of Budapest and Pest county), but social distancing measures continued to apply. As of May 18, the same easing of lockdown regulations came into effect in the capital and in Pest county, but physical distancing of one and a half metres is to be kept, and masks will have to be worn when shopping and on public transport. Public areas, parks and shops can open. Restaurants, cafes, and bars may be open if they have a garden or terrace. Customers may not consume food or drink inside the premises in Budapest. Outdoor baths, open-air museums, playgrounds, and zoos may reopen, however, the operators of the facilities must ensure that social distancing is maintained everywhere. Restrictions on store opening hours will be lifted, but the rule remains in effect whereby only those people over the age of 65 can shop in grocery stores and drugstores between 9 a.m. and noon. District councils may decide on the opening hours and regulations of farmers’ markets. Outside Budapest, hotels can reopen, while maintaining social distance regulations. Customers of restaurants, cafes, confectioneries and buffets will be permitted to eat the ordered food or drink inside the venue. The staff are obliged to wear face masks covering the mouth and the nose, and the protective distance must be maintained. Universities may be open provided that physical distancing is observed, but the rector has the ultimate right to decide. Visiting student residences is still prohibited.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    As of May 29, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and buffets will be allowed to serve food and drinks indoors in Budapest too. Also, the same rules will apply to catering establishments operated by hotels in the capital, but employees will still be expected to wear face masks and the same physical distancing rules will apply as they do outside Budapest.
    Gathering in groups will be banned. From 28 May, open-air cultural and sporting events (e.g. open-air theater, cinema, circus, exhibition, literary event) can be attended in accordance with epidemiological rules. Spectators may occupy only one in four seats, shall not sit directly behind each other and shall have a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters between them. An outdoor event is a program that takes place for the entire duration outside a walled, covered building on all sides, or during which spectators are protected by a tent (such as a circus tent) due to the weather, or those that are enclosed by a wall built for the event or take place in an uncovered or partially covered facility (e.g. stadium, swimming pool, outdoor stage, outdoor cinema).
    Worship services can be held, and civil marriages and funerals can also be held at a protective distance. Family events and weddings of less than 200 people can be held in the countryside from June 1, in Budapest from June 15, 2020.
    As of June 15, the government allows the reopening of cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums.
    People visiting shops, markets, and shopping malls, or using public transport and taxis are mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces with mask-like substitutes (scarves, shawls, etc.).
    As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters.

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    22.06.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Slovenia if arriving from Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Serbia if arriving from Serbia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Poland travelling on business.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria if travelling on purpose of performing an official duty, participating in the activity of an international organization, travelling for business, performing humanitarian activity or visiting a relative.
    – This does not apply to nationals or residents of Austria, Croatia, Moldova (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine on humanitarian transit to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.
    – This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Serbia or Slovakia.
    3. Residents of Hungary who are nationals of Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden are subject to quarantine.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport remains open, however only Hungarian citizens and permanent resident card holders of the European Economic Area (EU member states, Switzerland, and Norway), other permanent resident card holders who have close Hungarian relatives, and diplomats with resident cards are able to enter Hungary. Per the airport authority, foreign citizens who are turned away by the authorities must wait in the designated transit area until departure. Passengers arriving at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, which saw the relaunch of some flights, will undergo a compulsory medical test upon arrival. Depending on the test’s result, they may be taken to hospital or ordered to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
    For departing passengers with canceled flights, travelers should check carrier schedules for the latest updates and work directly with the carrier or travel agent to arrange or reschedule travel.
    As of May 4, businesspeople from six countries can enter Hungary according to a government decree published in Magyar Kozlony. Citizens of the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Austria and Slovakia may freely enter Hungary from these respective territories for business purposes.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    According to the government’s decree, as of May 4 the lockdown was eased in the countryside (excluded the city of Budapest and Pest county), but social distancing measures continued to apply. As of May 18, the same easing of lockdown regulations came into effect in the capital and in Pest county, but physical distancing of one and a half metres is to be kept, and masks will have to be worn when shopping and on public transport. Public areas, parks and shops can open. Restaurants, cafes, and bars may be open if they have a garden or terrace. Customers may not consume food or drink inside the premises in Budapest. Outdoor baths, open-air museums, playgrounds, and zoos may reopen, however, the operators of the facilities must ensure that social distancing is maintained everywhere. Restrictions on store opening hours will be lifted, but the rule remains in effect whereby only those people over the age of 65 can shop in grocery stores and drugstores between 9 a.m. and noon. District councils may decide on the opening hours and regulations of farmers’ markets. Outside Budapest, hotels can reopen, while maintaining social distance regulations. Customers of restaurants, cafes, confectioneries and buffets will be permitted to eat the ordered food or drink inside the venue. The staff are obliged to wear face masks covering the mouth and the nose, and the protective distance must be maintained. Universities may be open provided that physical distancing is observed, but the rector has the ultimate right to decide. Visiting student residences is still prohibited.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    As of May 29, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and buffets will be allowed to serve food and drinks indoors in Budapest too. Also, the same rules will apply to catering establishments operated by hotels in the capital, but employees will still be expected to wear face masks and the same physical distancing rules will apply as they do outside Budapest.
    Gathering in groups will be banned. From 28 May, open-air cultural and sporting events (e.g. open-air theater, cinema, circus, exhibition, literary event) can be attended in accordance with epidemiological rules. Spectators may occupy only one in four seats, shall not sit directly behind each other and shall have a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters between them. An outdoor event is a program that takes place for the entire duration outside a walled, covered building on all sides, or during which spectators are protected by a tent (such as a circus tent) due to the weather, or those that are enclosed by a wall built for the event or take place in an uncovered or partially covered facility (e.g. stadium, swimming pool, outdoor stage, outdoor cinema).
    Worship services can be held, and civil marriages and funerals can also be held at a protective distance. Family events and weddings of less than 200 people can be held in the countryside from June 1, in Budapest from June 15, 2020.
    As of June 15, the government allows the reopening of cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums.
    People visiting shops, markets, and shopping malls, or using public transport and taxis are mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces with mask-like substitutes (scarves, shawls, etc.).
    As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters.

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    19.06.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Slovenia if arriving from Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Serbia if arriving from Serbia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Poland travelling on business.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria if travelling on purpose of performing an official duty, participating in the activity of an international organization, travelling for business, performing humanitarian activity or visiting a relative.
    – This does not apply to nationals or residents of Austria, Croatia, Moldova (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine on humanitarian transit to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.
    – This does not apply when arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Serbia or Slovakia.
    3. Residents of Hungary who are nationals of Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden are subject to quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals.
    Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country following a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Hungary has begun to agree with neighbouring countries some relaxations to this policy. For example, Serbian citizens may now enter Hungary from Serbia without restriction, as may Slovenian citizens travelling from Slovenia. Citizens of Slovakia and the Czech Republic may enter Hungary for up to 48 hours without entering quarantine. Austrian citizens may also enter Hungary without restriction by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result carried out in the previous four days. There are also exemptions for nationals from Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Poland entering Hungary for business purposes from their homeland. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).
    Transit through the country is allowed – no quarantine required if only transiting through the airport. To transit via land borders:
    • From Romania towards Austria: Nadlac (Nagylak) or Bors (Artand) crossings. Open between 06.00 and 24.00
    • From Serbia to Austria: Horgoš (Röszke) between 10.00 and 22.00
    • From Ukraine to Austria: Čop (Záhony)between 10.00 and 22.00

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place.
    Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday.
    People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies,
    for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively
    for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
    Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and
    deliveries.
    Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May.
    Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
    Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport
    in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force.
    Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work,
    shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help
    people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with
    people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County,
    shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the
    09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may
    reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions
    and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
    From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures
    and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are
    mandatory.

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    16.06.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Slovenia if arriving from Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Serbia if arriving from Serbia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Poland travelling on business.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria if travelling on purpose of performing an official duty, participating in the activity of an international organization, travelling for business, performing humanitarian activity or visiting a relative.
    – This does not apply to nationals or residents of Austria, Croatia, Moldova (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine on humanitarian transit to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals.
    Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country following a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Hungary has begun to agree with neighbouring countries some relaxations to this policy. For example, Serbian citizens may now enter Hungary from Serbia without restriction, as may Slovenian citizens travelling from Slovenia. Citizens of Slovakia and the Czech Republic may enter Hungary for up to 48 hours without entering quarantine. Austrian citizens may also enter Hungary without restriction by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result carried out in the previous four days. There are also exemptions for nationals from Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Poland entering Hungary for business purposes from their homeland. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).
    Transit through the country is allowed – no quarantine required if only transiting through the airport. To transit via land borders:
    • From Romania towards Austria: Nadlac (Nagylak) or Bors (Artand) crossings. Open between 06.00 and 24.00
    • From Serbia to Austria: Horgoš (Röszke) between 10.00 and 22.00
    • From Ukraine to Austria: Čop (Záhony)between 10.00 and 22.00

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place.
    Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday.
    People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies,
    for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively
    for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
    Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and
    deliveries.
    Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May.
    Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
    Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport
    in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force.
    Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work,
    shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help
    people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with
    people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County,
    shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the
    09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may
    reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions
    and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
    From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures
    and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are
    mandatory.

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    15.06.2020
  • Hungary Hungary-Croatia: Cross-border travel restrictions to end 12 June as COVID-19 pandemic subsides in both countries (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Hungary.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Czechia and Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Slovenia if arriving from Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Germany, Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Poland travelling on business. They must arrive from their home country.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria if travelling on purpose of performing an official duty, participating in the activity of an international organization, travelling for business, performing humanitarian activity or visiting a relative.
    – This does not apply to nationals or residents of Austria, Croatia, Moldova (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine on humanitarian transit to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals.
    Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country following a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Hungary has begun to agree with neighbouring countries some relaxations to this policy. For example, Serbian citizens may now enter Hungary from Serbia without restriction, as may Slovenian citizens travelling from Slovenia. Citizens of Slovakia and the Czech Republic may enter Hungary for up to 48 hours without entering quarantine. Austrian citizens may also enter Hungary without restriction by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result carried out in the previous four days. There are also exemptions for nationals from Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Poland entering Hungary for business purposes from their homeland. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).
    Transit through the country is allowed – no quarantine required if only transiting through the airport. To transit via land borders:
    • From Romania towards Austria: Nadlac (Nagylak) or Bors (Artand) crossings. Open between 06.00 and 24.00
    • From Serbia to Austria: Horgoš (Röszke) between 10.00 and 22.00
    • From Ukraine to Austria: Čop (Záhony)between 10.00 and 22.00

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place.
    Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday.
    People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies,
    for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively
    for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
    Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and
    deliveries.
    Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May.
    Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
    Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport
    in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force.
    Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work,
    shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help
    people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with
    people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County,
    shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the
    09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may
    reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions
    and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
    From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures
    and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are
    mandatory.

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    11.06.2020
  • Hungary 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Hungary.
    – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland and who have a permanent residence card issued by Hungary.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Czechia and Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Slovenia if arriving from Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Germany, Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Poland travelling on business. They must arrive directly from their home country.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Bulgaria if travelling on purpose of performing an official duty, participating in the activity of an international organization, travelling for business, performing humanitarian activity or visiting a relative.
    – This does not apply to nationals or residents of Austria, Croatia, Moldova (Rep.), Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine on humanitarian transit to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police.
    2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals.
    Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country following a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Hungary has begun to agree with neighbouring countries some relaxations to this policy. For example, Serbian citizens may now enter Hungary from Serbia without restriction, as may Slovenian citizens travelling from Slovenia. Citizens of Slovakia and the Czech Republic may enter Hungary for up to 48 hours without entering quarantine. Austrian citizens may also enter Hungary without restriction by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result carried out in the previous four days. There are also exemptions for nationals from Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Poland entering Hungary for business purposes from their homeland. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).
    Transit through the country is allowed – no quarantine required if only transiting through the airport. To transit via land borders:
    • From Romania towards Austria: Nadlac (Nagylak) or Bors (Artand) crossings. Open between 06.00 and 24.00
    • From Serbia to Austria: Horgoš (Röszke) between 10.00 and 22.00
    • From Ukraine to Austria: Čop (Záhony)between 10.00 and 22.00

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place.
    Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday.
    People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies,
    for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively
    for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
    Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and
    deliveries.
    Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May.
    Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
    Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport
    in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force.
    Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work,
    shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help
    people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with
    people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County,
    shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the
    09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may
    reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions
    and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
    From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures
    and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are
    mandatory.

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    07.06.2020
  • Hungary

    International restrictions:

    Hungary has restricted entry to foreign nationals.
    Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens (including UK nationals) holding a Permanent Residence Card or a Registration Certificate and Address Card are allowed to enter the country following a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days.
    Hungary has begun to agree with neighbouring countries some relaxations to this policy. For example, Serbian citizens may now enter Hungary from Serbia without restriction, as may Slovenian citizens travelling from Slovenia. Citizens of Slovakia and the Czech Republic may enter Hungary for up to 48 hours without entering quarantine. Austrian citizens may also enter Hungary without restriction by presenting a negative Covid-19 test result carried out in the previous four days. There are also exemptions for nationals from Germany, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Poland entering Hungary for business purposes from their homeland. Entry rules may change at short notice. You can find the latest announcements on the Hungarian government website (in English).
    Transit through the country is allowed – no quarantine required if only transiting through the airport. To transit via land borders:
    • From Romania towards Austria: Nadlac (Nagylak) or Bors (Artand) crossings. Open between 06.00 and 24.00
    • From Serbia to Austria: Horgoš (Röszke) between 10.00 and 22.00
    • From Ukraine to Austria: Čop (Záhony)between 10.00 and 22.00

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place.
    Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday.
    People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies,
    for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively
    for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00.
    Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and
    deliveries.
    Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May.
    Mass events are banned until at least 15 August.
    Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport
    in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force.
    Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work,
    shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help
    people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with
    people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County,
    shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the
    09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may
    reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions
    and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops.
    From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures
    and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are
    mandatory.

    Read more
    05.06.2020
  • Hungary Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June (Reuters, 18.05.2020). Government plans to gradually lift COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Budapest from 18 May (Reuters, 16.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Hungary – This does not apply to nationals of Hungary. – This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland and who have a permanent residence card issued by Hungary. – This does not apply to nationals of Slovakia arriving directly from Slovakia if their stay in Hungary is not longer than 24 hours. – This does not apply to nationals of Austria arriving directly from Austria. They must have proof that they have been tested negative on Coronavirus (COVID-19) within 4 days before arrival. – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Czechia, Germany, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Poland and Slovakia travelling on business. They must arrive directly from their home country. – This does not apply to passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police. 2. Nationals of Hungary are subject to quarantine.

    International restrictions:

    Only Hungarian citizens and EU/Schengen area nationals holding a permanent residence card or a registration certificate and address card are allowed to enter the country. All foreign citizens are barred from entering the country – except for commuters who can cross the border at three specific border checkpoints with Serbia. Budapest airport remains open and everyone is free to depart. Measures do not apply to Hungarian citizens. All individuals entering Hungary are obliged to undergo a medical xxamination at the border to check for signs of COVID-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days. The government has closed its land borders with Austria and Slovenia, closed all schools and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Borders with Serbia have reopened for commuter workers only.

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place. Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday. People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies, for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00. Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and deliveries. Universities and schools are closed at least until the end of May. Mass events are banned until at least 15 August. Since 27 April, facemasks are mandatory for passengers on public transport in the capital Budapest. Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force. Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work, shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help people unable to provide for themselves). Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with people from their household. All restaurants will offer takeaway services only. Relaxation of restrictions From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County, shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the 09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside. From 18 May, Budapest follows the rest of the country in lifting restrictions and reopening restaurants and cafes as well as shops. From 18 and until further notice the respect of social distancing measures and wearing facemasks in public transport, taxis, markets and shops are mandatory. For business purposes only, borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Slovakia will reopen

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    26.05.2020
  • Hungary Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June (Reuters, 18.05.2020). Government plans to gradually lift COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Budapest from 18 May (Reuters, 16.05.2020) All foreign citizens are barred from entering the country – except for commuters who can cross the border at three specific border checkpoints with Serbia. Budapest airport remains open and everyone is free to depart. Measures do not apply to Hungarian citizens. All individuals entering Hungary are obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of COVID-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days. The government has closed its land borders with Austria and Slovenia, closed all schools and placed restrictions on public gatherings. The border with Slovenia should reopen by 1 June. (Reuters, 18.05.2020) Borders with Serbia have reopened for commuter workers only.

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place. Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday. People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies, for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00. Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and deliveries. Universities and schools are closed. Since 27 April, face masks are mandatory for passengers on public transport in the capital Budapest. Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force. Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work, shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help people unable to provide for themselves). Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with people from their household. All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County, shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the 09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside. The use of face masks in public, shops, on taxis and public transport will remain mandatory. For business purposes only, borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, the Republic of Korea and Slovakia will reopen.

    Read more
    18.05.2020
  • Hungary 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Hungary
    -This does not apply to nationals of Hungary.
    -This does not apply to residents of Hungary who are nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland and who have a permanent residence card issued by Hungary.

    All foreign citizens are barred from entering the country – except for commuters who can cross the border at three specific border checkpoints with Serbia. Budapest airport remains open and everyone is free to depart. Measures do not apply to Hungarian citizens.
    All individuals entering Hungary are obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of COVID-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection will be put into officially designated quarantine for 14 days. If there is no suspicion of infection, individuals will still be required to quarantine at home for 14 days. The government has closed its land borders with Austria and Slovenia, closed all schools and placed restrictions on public gatherings.
    Borders with Serbia have reopened for commuter workers only.

    Internal restrictions:

    Other aspects of the indefinite nationwide lockdown are still in place. Authorities review the need to extend lockdown measures each Wednesday. People are allowed to leave their homes for work, to buy essential supplies, for physical exercise and health reasons. Shops will remain open exclusively for those over the age of 65 between 09.00-12.00. Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to be open for takeaways and deliveries. Universities and schools are closed.
    Since 27 April, face masks are mandatory for passengers on public transport in the capital Budapest.
    Budapest and Pest County: in these areas, stricter rules remain in force. Individuals are allowed to leave home only for essential purposes (work, shopping for essential products, banking and postal services, and to help people unable to provide for themselves).
    Outdoor exercise is permitted, but people must either be alone or only with people from their household.
    All restaurants will offer takeaway services only.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 4 May, nationwide, in areas other than Budapest and Pest County, shops and restaurants may reopen without time limits (while maintaining the 09.00-12.00 shopping time for over 65s). Cafes, restaurants and bars may reopen but guests will only be allowed to sit outside.
    The use of face masks in public, shops, on taxis and public transport will remain mandatory.

    Read more
    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/ US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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    Hungarian Government/
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