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.
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.
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 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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