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Entry ban on travel to Hungary in force until 1 November

The Hungarian Government has introduced new travel restrictions with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, which regulate entry into Hungary from 1 September 2020.

The restrictions do not apply to border crossing by freight traffic or with an official passport, and for those who can prove they have contracted COVID-19 within six months prior to the border crossing.

Hungarian citizens and foreign nationals with equivalent status must submit to a possible medical examination upon entry, followed by a ten day mandatory quarantine. Exemption from quarantine may be granted after two negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests.
Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary using passenger traffic. There are exceptions from this general rule regarding business and economic purpose travel, commuters, travellers passing through Hungary, military convoys, and sports and cultural events.
The relevant police authority may also authorise entry into Hungary upon request of the foreign national for certain personal and official reasons defined in the legislation. The rules regarding possible medical
examination upon entry, mandatory quarantine and the conditions for exemption from quarantine also apply.

On 1 October the ban was extended to 1 November.