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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Hungary
Data Last Updated: October 05, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

Hungary will close its border as of September 1st due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

Authorities have exempted the citizens of the “Visegrad Four Group” from its border closures. These countries include Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. Citizens from these countries will still be allowed entry to Hungary from Sept. 1 - 30 provided they can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days of arrival. Citizens of other countries will not be permitted entry during this period, except for essential purposes. 

About Hungary Article - Minister Gulyás: The second wave is here; Hungary closes its borders

Hungary Today Article - Borders Closing: Hungary to Revive Restrictive Measures on Sept 1

Reopen Europa - Hungary

As per the latest update, the border closure of Hungary will be extended until Nov. 1 due to a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Only travelers coming from the Visegrád Group (V4) are allowed to enter but they must present a negative COVID-19 test result.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Religious ceremonies, civil marriages, and funerals can be held with social distancing measures in place.

Family events for up to 200 people can be held from 1 June outside Budapest, and from 15 June within Budapest. Otherwise, mass events are banned until at least 15 August.

Most domestic business activity has been permitted to resume, providing strict hygiene and social distancing measures are observed. Protective face coverings remain mandatory on public transport and in enclosed public spaces. Mass gatherings in Hungary are currently prohibited. Family and social events in excess of 200 persons are indefinitely prohibited.

Airlines & Transport

Hungary will close its border to all foreign tourists and nationals as of September 1st due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.The border closure is extended until November 1st.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt (BUD) and Debrecen (DEB) airports are open, though many airlines have suspended or curtailed flights.

Information prior to September 1st, 2020 closure:

Flights to and from countless cities in the EU have already resumed in Budapest, the largest airport in Hungary. Major airlines that have the most routes into/from Budapest include RyanAir, WizzAir, and LOT..

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Test Required For Tourists From:

3 Countries

Czech Republic

Poland

Slovakia

Not Allowing Tourists From:

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Information for Non-Tourists

As of September 1 2020, tourists and foreigners will be banned from entering Hungary, with few exceptions such as essential workers, diplomats, and certain family members.

71,413

Cases

1,699

Deaths

7,399

Cases Per Million
COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
For Hungary

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