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Hungary Covid Entry Requirements For 2022

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One of the oldest countries in Europe, Hungary might not be at the top of a traveler’s must visit list when heading to Europe, but it’s bound to leave quite the impression. From the medieval cobbled streets of Budapest, to an abundance of nature and hot springs, Hungary’s list of things to see and do is almost as storied as its long, proud history. Thankfully for travelers, it’s also amongst the easiest countries to visit at present. Here are all the latest 2022 COVID-19 entry requirements for Hungary all travelers need to know before booking their trip.

Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit Hungary For Tourism

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

In order to enter Hungary, American travelers must have a negative PCR test, valid for 72 hours. The result may be issued in English or Hungarian and performed in one of the following areas:

EU candidate countries, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, NATO countries, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan. 

This means that tests taken in the US or Canada are accepted by Hungary.  

Quarantine Entry Requirements

Travelers do not have to head into mandatory quarantine after arriving into Hungary with a negative PCR test result. Travelers who test positive for Covid-19 whilst in Hungary however must self-isolate in their accommodation. 

Health Form

There is no specific health form that travelers have to complete prior to entering Hungary, nor are passengers required to fill in a passenger locator form before arrival. However, travelers may be subjected to medical examinations in the airport if they are suspected to have Covid-19. 

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements

Hungary does not have a mandatory travel insurance policy like some destinations around the world do. However, it is recommended that travelers always purchase a strong travel insurance policy prior to traveling to ensure that they are protected when abroad and to provide peace of mind. 

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Hungary

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in Hungary in the following settings:

  • On public transport 
  • In shops and shopping centres
  • In museums, theatres, and cinemas
  • At the venue of any performing arts event
  • At the venue of an indoor sporting event

There are no curfews in place, and shops are allowed to operate normally. However, travelers should be aware that local authorities have some powers to introduce additional restrictions. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements

Travelers do not have to be vaccinated in order to enter Hungary, with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours the only requirement to enter. Travelers are also free to enjoy various establishments in Hungary without needing to prove their vaccination status. 

Hungary is closed until November 1

Visa Entry Requirements For Hungary During COVID-19

Typical, pre pandemic visa regulations are in effect in Hungary at present. This means that, US citizens may enter Hungary for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. 

Hungary Closes For All International Tourists on September 1

Hungary Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

Travelers must take a PCR test within 72 hours of travel in one of the permitted countries. Travelers are then free to enter Hungary without quarantine and can enjoy the county at their leisure. 

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David nissim

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

I am going to Hungary in July 22 from the uk I am fully vaccinated and boostered do I need to do any pcr tests before I go ?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Hungary has removed all entry requirements completely (Click HERE to read)

Ola Normann

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

So you have to take a PCR test even though you are fully vaccinated? A bit confused here...

sergen

Saturday 12th of February 2022

I was recently there between 24th December to 2nd January. As an unvaccinated tourist we were able to do most of the stuff. Whoever is going there should take a note that Széchenyi Thermal Bath only lets tourists who are vaccinated and a negative test will not be accepted. Also Nightclubs do check for Vaccine Passports and Negative PCR tests. Other than that life feels normal there.

Ashley

Saturday 12th of February 2022

I’ve been traveling to Budapest, since 2016 and I’m currently here now. While the rules aren’t as laxxed as they are in Poland (where I currently live), they’re not really that bad. The locals are SUPER over all of this COVID bs and no one is really being a mask nazi. Life is basically back to normal.

ericgoeseverywhere

Saturday 12th of February 2022

@Ashley,

What's the entry requirements right now for Poland, specifically for those of us who are unvaxxed? Have you been to Cafe Frei yet? Their African coffee is to die for!

ericgoeseverywhere

Thursday 10th of February 2022

Hungary, Budapest specifically, was my gateway drug to Eastern Europe. Yes, I love Germany, Italy, Switzerland, but there is nothing compared to the beauty and history that is Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia!

I was in Ljubljana a few years ago and it happened to snow really hard overnight. While walking through the main downtown, we saw kids making snow penguins in a giant planter, so we stopped to help. Within a few minutes, more people joined, and we all had fun making snowmen/snow penguins, laughing, and practicing our English and Slovene on one another.

My absolute favorite pizza in the world is from a chain in Budapest called PizzaMe<3. Every time I'm in Budapest, almost daily, I go in for a few slices, and to practice my Hungarian.