Source: European Union/Re-open EU
Travelling to Hungary
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). 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 (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.
Mandatory Travel Documentation
No special documentation is required.
Entry restriction to non-Hungarian citizens (16.03.2020)
Pursuant to the decision of the Government, Hungarian authorities will close the borders of Hungary from passenger traffic, so from 00:00 on 17 March 2020, only Hungarian citizens will be allowed to enter the country. The restriction relates to all road, railway, water and air borders.
Start date: 17.03.2020
End date: not available
Further information: http://www.police.hu/hu/hirek-es-informaciok/legfrissebb-hireink/hatarre...
Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles (20.03.2020)
Hungary has notified a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforecement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in domestic and international transport under Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.
Start date: 21.03.2020
End date: 19.04.2020
Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...