Date Updated

03/03/2021



  • • All travelers are subject to a general health assessment upon entry; symptomatic travelers can be denied entry

    • 10-day home quarantine or quarantine in a government facility (depending on discretion of authorities) for asymptomatic travelers, except:
    - Those recovered from COVID-19 in the six months before entry
    - Those in transit for under 24 hours
    - Individuals on business or work trips, substantiated by supporting documents; this includes Hungarian nationals and residents returning from a business or work trip to an EU/European Economic Area country, the United Kingdom, EU candidate countries
    - Cross-border workers remaining within 30km of the border, staying up to 24 hours; this includes Hungarian nationals returning from cross-border work within 30km of the border for less than 24 hours

    • The following individuals are quarantine-exempt provided they submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate:
    - Hungarian nationals and their family, returning from the Czech Republic, Poland, or Slovakia from an accommodation booked before 6 October; these individuals complete a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival, and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative test result

    • Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by obtaining two negative COVID-19 PCR test results
    - If carrying a medical certificate in Hungarian or English, confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted in a Schengen Area country, Canada or the US; travelers complete another COVID-19 PCR test in-country, within five days of arrival, with a time lapse of at least 48 hours between tests; and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative result from the in-country test
    - Alternatively, travelers complete two in-country COVID-19 PCR tests, within five days of arrival, with a time lapse of at least 48 hours between tests
    - In-country testing must be reported electronically to the competent police body, in Hungarian or in English, at least 24 hours prior to the test; the policy body will issue an electronic confirmation of receipt
    - Test results must similarly be reported electronically to the competent police body, in Hungarian or in English


  • • Most consular posts have reopened, depending on local pandemic-related restrictions; out-of country applications have resumed for those locations; applicants should contact their consular post to confirm local application requirements, which may include preliminary soft copy filing before attending a filing appointment

    • The personal customer service department of the Labor office has reopened for case status queries on Tuesday mornings Travel Restrictions

    • The following categories are now permitted entry:
    - Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in the six months before entry;
    - Hungarian nationals and permanent residence permit holders, and their family members;
    - Those holding a valid Hungarian residence permit, issued for more than 90 days;
    - Those holding a valid Hungarian D visa (Hungarian police department permission may be required – travelers should contact their airline to check whether policy permission is required);
    - Individuals carrying entry permission issued by a locally competent policing body (Fragomen can support with exemption applications);
    - Athletes or sports experts of Hungarian sports organizations or those entering to participate in an international sporting event;
    - Employees of Hungarian cultural institutions entering to perform or participate as technical staff is a cultural event organized abroad;
    - EU/European Economic Area/EU candidate country/UK nationals; or travelers holding long-term residence rights for any of those countries; seeking entry for documented economic or business activity (invitation letter or other supporting documents required – check with the airline prior to travel); and
    - Those in transit; cross-border workers remaining within 30km of the border, staying up to 24 hours; agriculture workers and athletes; among limited other exemptions


  • • Virtual services, where possible


  • • Yes, bookings are being made virtually

    • No face-to-face support

    • Apartments are available


  • • As of 4 May, a gradual return to education in schools and universities is in process


  • • Restaurants and cafes/outdoor spaces are open; masks are essential

    • EEA citizens who do not have a permanent residence card and non-EEA citizens who hold a residence permit or a permanent residence permit, may make a special request to re-enter Hungary via an online portal provided by the Hungarian police; documents need to be attached to the request to prove a court appointment, business travel, medical treatment, school exam, travel connected to transportation or the funeral of a close family member


  • • Normal service
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Normal service at present; very high rates
    • Sea: Normal services at present

    Road Availability
    • Normal service at present despite broders
    closed


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • Yes

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