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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Hungary
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Hungary


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions
Hungarian citizens can enter Hungary under any circumstances.

Foreign nationals can only enter if:
- They have a Hungarian national family member
- They are entitled to permanent residency in Hungary
- They have a valid residence permit for a period exceeding 90 days
- They are a competitor or sports professional
- They are a member of a diplomatic mission or military convoy
- They are visiting from Czech Republic, Poland or Slovakia and can provide a negative PCR test no older than five days
- They are a business traveller arriving from the EU/EEA, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates or the US
- Hungarian citizens as well as citizens from Bahrain, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia who have received the vaccine and the certificate can enter Hungary without testing and quarantining.

Travellers who fit the above categories are still required to obtain an official approval, which will be treated on a case-by-case basis by the authorities: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/web/guest/uj-ugy-inditasa/

Declaration
It is mandatory to pre-register within 24 hours before departure: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/home

For those flying into Budapest Airport (BUD), full rules for entering the country can be found in English on the airport's website: https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary
(Until further notice)
Quarantine and testing requirements

Hungarian citizens and all foreign nationals must quarantine for ten days.

Quarantine may be avoided following two negative PCR test results performed after entry, within five days but 48 hours apart. The first of the two PCR tests may also be performed in one of the Schengen countries, Canada or the US prior to arrival.

This must be approved by the authorities in advance and must follow the below steps:
- The quarantined traveller must make an appointment for the PCR test
- The police must be informed at least 24 hours before both tests that the traveller will leave their home. This can be done here: http://www.police.hu/ugyintezes-dokumentumok/hu!ugyintezes!elektronikus-ugyintezes!jarvanyugyi-intezkedesekkel-kapcsolatos-beadvanyok!pcr-teszt-0
- Once the test results are received and sent to the police, the traveller will receive an acknowledgment allowing them to end the quarantine.

Exemptions
- Persons who hold a Hungarian immunity certificate or an immunity certificate issued by Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia or Turkey are exempted from quarantine and testing.
- Passengers in transit are not required to quarantine. However, medical examinations may be carried out at the border.
(Until further notice)
Business travellers
Hungarian nationals are exempt from quarantine for business reasons when arriving from the EU/EEA area and from several third countries outside the EU, including: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, the UAE, the US and Uzbekistan.
Non-Hungarian business travellers arriving from the EU, EEA, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, the UAE and the US will be allowed entry into Hungary without restrictions.
On entry, you will need to show proof of an essential business requirement for entering Hungary (e.g. an official letter from your company that includes contact details for verification purposes or an invitation to a business event). You can provide this on paper or electronically. You will be subject to a temperature check on arrival. More information can be found here: https://www.bud.hu/en/covid_19/information_on_entering_and_leaving_hungary
(Until further notice)
Border crossing is only possible at designated border crossing points. The designated border crossing points can be found here: http://www.police.hu/hu/hirek-es-informaciok/hatarinfo
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundHungarian nationals and residents are advised not to travel abroad.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticThe use of face masks in public is mandatory.
(Until further notice)
The night-time curfew has been lifted.

Face masks are no longer mandatory in public

Bars and restaurants are allowed to reopen their outdoor spaces.

Hotels can receive business travellers only.

Private events of up to 50 people are permitted. Up to 200 people are permitted to attend weddings. Outdoor events are capped at 500 people.

People who have received at least one vaccine dose and those who have recovered from COVID-19 are eligible for the Hungarian immunity cards, which must be presented at establishments before entry. People with such certificate are exempt from some restrictions regarding access to museums and cinemas, indoor dining and staying at hotels.
(Until further notice)
Additional specific measures may apply in Budapest.
More details at: https://koronavirus.budapest.hu/hirek/
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Hungary

COVID-19 information for Hungary

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The travel security environment is benign with petty and opportunistic crime posing the foremost security concern, particularly in the capital Budapest. Car theft is a problem. However, violent crime is rare and incidents of xenophobic violence are mainly directed at the local Roma community. Incidents of racially motivated verbal and, on occasion, physical harassment towards people belonging to visible ethnic and religious minority groups remains a possibility. Anti-government protests occur sporadically but are mostly peaceful.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Hungary
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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