Covid in Hungary Today

Status / September 17, 2020

Get up to date regarding Covid in Hungary today.

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

New Cases581
Total Active Cases9653
New Tests9827
New Deaths8

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

Overview of Covid Rules in Hungary

The below table is updated continuously.

Hygiene rulesMasks are required in shops, public transport and taxis as well as for hospitality staff. A distance rule of 1.5 meters applies in shops.
HotelsSome of the Hotels are open
Restaurants, bars, cafésOpen without limitation but staff has to wear face-mask and 1.5 meter distance is required
Baths- Gellért Thermal Bath will reopen from 1st September
- The famous baths of Budapest are open.
- Szechenyi Bath opening on 1st July.
- All open air baths and beaches are open already.
EventsCan be organized up to 500 pax
MuseumsBack To The Museum!
The main museums are open. For temporary rules and measures please see their websites.
Cinemas, TheatersCinemas and other public facilities can be opened without restriction.
Theaters are open

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We try to make sure that all the information on this page are correct but we do not take responsibility for any inaccuracies.