Hungary (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.05.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Hungary and their family members;
– passengers with a permanent residence permit issued by Hungary, and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Hungary with a validity longer than 90 days;
– passengers with a “D” visa issued by Hungary;
– passengers entering Hungary to transit by land to a third country. They must prove that they can enter the final destination, or prove that they can enter a neighboring country in order to reach their final destination;
– passengers traveling on business;
– passengers with a signed and stamped letter issued by the Deputy-Chief Officer of the National Police;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at most 6 months before arrival. They must also have a recovery certificate;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Bahrain, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia or Slovenia.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. More details can be found at .
4. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next scheduled flight.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry from third countries is generally not allowed without a special reason.

Flights to and from the UK have been resumed, provided that travellers undergo a mandatory quarantine.

Lockdown Details

For official up-to-date information about COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations, visit; English language information is available at

The general rule is that physical distancing of one and a half meters is to be practised at all times.

Event bans and allowances

-Events and official gatherings are banned.

-Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people.

-Street parking is free of charge nationwide, to reduce crowds on public transport.

-Parking is also free of charge between 7 pm and 7 am in commercial parking facilities located in residential areas.

-Events and official gatherings are banned. Family and private gatherings are allowed up to ten people. Civil and church weddings may only take place with immediate family present and with no reception. A maximum of 50 people may attend funerals.


-Most education settings are closed until the 7th of April, with lessons conducted online.

Commercial closures and reopenings

-Visits to health care and social care institutions are banned.

-Non-essential shops and service providers are closed between the 8th and 22nd of March. Essential shops and service providers like supermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol stations and banks can remain open but may have restricted opening hours to comply with curfew requirements.

-Hotels may not receive tourists, only business travellers.

Face masks

It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and taxis, in shops, health and social care institutions, and public offices. Compliance with the rules is monitored and violators can face a fine.

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