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New entry requirements have been in effect for Hungary since September 1, 2020. Entry is then basically no longer possible for foreigners.
In this context, Hungary will initially carry out EU internal border controls again until October 1, 2020.
Latest Covid Case Numbers in Hungary
On September 16th
|Total Active Cases||9653|
Timeline Daily New Covid Cases in Hungary
In principle, only Hungarian nationals can enter the country. Foreigners who can prove a long-term right of residence of more than 90 days in Hungary as well as athletes with a competition permit or sports experts with a Hungarian sports association in accordance with the Sports Act are treated equally.
Temperature measurements are taken as part of the border crossing.
All those entering the country are obliged to be quarantined at home for 14 days; if an infection is suspected, they will be placed in certain quarantine facilities.
Anyone who presents two negative PCR tests from Hungarian licensed laboratories that were carried out within five days with a time difference of at least 48 hours can be released from quarantine.
Entry is permitted without quarantine or mandatory testing for:
- freight transport
- Group-internal business trips (e.g. between parent company and subsidiary),
- Cross-border commuters in a zone up to 30 km from the border for a maximum of 24 hours
- Holders of diplomatic or service passports
- People who can credibly prove that they have already contracted COVID-19 within 6 months.
People who are subject to the general entry ban can apply for a special permit to enter Hungary, but are still subject to quarantine or testing if they are approved. Applications for a special permit can only be submitted electronically via the Hungarian police in Hungarian or English for the following reasons:
- Participation in judicial or administrative proceedings in Hungary, which can be proven with a Hungarian document issued by the Hungarian Court of Justice
- Use of medical care with a corresponding confirmation
- Compulsory study and examination with a confirmation from the educational institution
- Travel in passenger traffic to perform work with a confirmation from the employer
- Participation in family celebrations (marriage, baptism, funeral)
- Care of family members
- Participation in an international sports, cultural or church event