Information on entering Hungary and the U.S.

COVID-19 Information (updated daily) Entering Hungary The Department of State’s current Travel Advisory for Hungary is Level 3: Reconsider Travel.  If you are in the U.S. and plan to visit Hungary, please refer to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html . As of July 15, 2020, the Government of Hungary introduces entry restrictions.  Countries are classified into “red”, “yellow” and “green” categories, based on the …

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls Technician (August 10)

Tasks/Feladatok: The incumbent reports to the Building Engineer Supervisor. The HVAC Controls Technician is employed as a journeyman level Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Controls Technician to carry out skilled maintenance and repair work on critical and non-critical electrical components within the functional/office buildings and residential buildings and other properties. Requirements/Elvárások: 3 years’ experience …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard visits Debrecen

Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard visited Debrecen July 20-21.  An important cultural center, and lovely city, Debrecen has many U.S. connections.  While there, DCM Dillard met with Mayor Papp, visited National Instruments, spoke with the University of Debrecen’s Clinical Center, and visited the American Corner at the Meliusz Peter County Library.  He was interviewed by Debrecen …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary, July 10, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary, July 10, 2020 Location: Hungary The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 26, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 26, 2020 Location: Hungary The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 19, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 19, 2020 Location: Hungary The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 12, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest  Location: Hungary  June 12, 2020  The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary June 5, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest Location: Hungary June 5, 2020 The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 29, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 29, 2020 The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard and Defense Attaché David Wiseman Visit Szolnok and Kecskemét Air Force Bases

Looking back to look ahead! Chargé d’Affaires Marc Dillard and Defense Attaché David Wiseman visited with the leadership of Szolnok and Kecskemét Air Force Bases in February 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, but some things remain the same, like our strong bilateral relationship and military cooperation. We look forward to …

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“That’s how friends like the U.S. help the world.” – Op-ed by Ambassador Cornstein in HVG

May 22, 2020 We live in unprecedented times.  In a few short months, much of what we had thought of as normal has changed dramatically.  One thing that should not change in times of crisis, however, is your friends.  As a NATO Ally, the United States stands as strongly as ever with Hungary. I am …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 22, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary  May 22, 2020 The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 15, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 15, 2020 Location: Hungary The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Statement by the U.S. Embassy Budapest May 14, 2020 On May 17, we will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, created to commemorate the WHO’s decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder on that day thirty years ago.  The United States firmly opposes criminalization, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 8, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary May 8, 2020 Location: Hungary The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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“Remembering World War II and its Aftermath – A Long Road to Freedom”

The U.S. Embassy Budapest Public Affairs Section (PAS Budapest) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out a program (or project) with funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program that highlights the 75th  anniversary of the end of World …

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020 Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic growth and fostering resilience …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary April 9, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary April 9, 2020 Location: Hungary Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no plans …

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International Roma Day

STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON April 8, 2020 International Roma Day International Roma Day is an occasion to celebrate the traditions and history of Roma persons everywhere and to honor their contributions to the culture and society of nations around the world. This includes the United States, which is home to more than …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary April 3, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary April 3, 2020 Location: Hungary Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no …

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Statement on Governmental Responses to COVID-19.

April 1, 2020 Leaders around the world are grappling with unprecedented challenges as they tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.  As governments around the world respond, we urge them to avoid restrictions on essential human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the ability of the free press to provide information to the public about the crisis and …

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COVID-19 Information for U.S. and Foreign Citizens

We know that many people have questions related to COVID-19. We are regularly updating information on our website. For U.S. citizens: If you are a U.S. citizen in Hungary, for more information, please visit: https://hu.usembassy.gov/covid-19/  For foreign citizens: For foreign citizens with questions about traveling to the U.S., you can find more information here: https://hu.usembassy.gov/visas/  Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Issued on: …

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Presidential Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus HEALTHCARE Issued on: March 11, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures …

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Digital Communication Network Exchange – June 2020

From June 2 – 24, 2020, in collaboration with the Digital Communication Network, World Learning will recruit 16 professionals for a three-week exchange, funded by the US Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges, to explore new trends in digital communication, participate in fellowships with professionally relevant organizations, and attend important events and conferences. Applications …

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Holocaust Teacher Training Program

For over a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education. To date, this initiative has brought more than 300 teachers from some thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training …

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Significant Boost to Fulbright Hungary

On February 10, 2020, Innovation and Technology Ministry State Secretary Zsigmond Perényi, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard and Fulbright Hungary Director Károly Jókay announced a significant boost to the Fulbright exchange program by the Government of Hungary. Fulbright Hungary strives to enhance Hungarian-American mutual understanding and bilateral relations through scholarly and student …

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Press Release on Launch of Flow PR Messaging Campaign

February 10th, 2020 To highlight the deep and historic ties between our countries, today we launch an awareness campaign highlighting Hungary’s connections to the United States, NATO and other Western institutions. We aim to showcase the many ways that Hungary and its Western partners and allies benefit from strong economic, political, cultural, and security ties, …

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Call for Pictures

Calling all exchange alumni!!  2019 marked not only the 30th anniversary since 1989, but also the regime change that brought new freedoms and opportunities, including the freedom to travel.  We would love to see your pictures from around that time that best represent „Freedom to Travel”.  If you were in the U.S. earlier than 1989, …

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Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest – Small Grants Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Budapest, Hungary is pleased to announce funding availability through the Mission’s Public Affairs Small grant program. This grants program supports projects of up to $25,000 proposed by Hungarian non-profit organizations, individuals, and cultural/educational organizations that aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Hungary. …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Dillard at the 50th International Gas Conference

I am honored to be here today at the 50th International Gas Conference, and to speak about the importance of cooperation in advancing energy security.  The United States and Hungary are no strangers to energy cooperation, with a history dating back nearly 85 years.

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Alum of the month: András Gerevich

András Gerevich Writer, translator, editor, and teacher Fulbright Scholar 2001-02 Alum of the month – September 2019   “Be focused, work hard, never shy away from a challenge — but also, learn to relax and enjoy your life” If you are interested in literature you’ve probably already heard about him. He writes, translates, edits and …

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Media Advisory: Budapest City Walks Commemorate Thirty Years of Freedom in Hungary

Walk of Change ’89 – A Szabadság Ritmusa weaves Hungarian and American popular music, culture, foreign policy, and economic policy into an engaging adventure through central Budapest that will motivate us to consider what freedom means to us today as Hungarians and Americans. 

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Chargé Kostelancik at NATO Anniversary Event

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hungary joining NATO, Charge d’Affaires David Kostelancik spoke to students at the National University of Public Service in Budapest about his experiences working in the U.S. delegation to NATO from 1998-2001, key years building up to and including the accession of Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland to the Transatlantic alliance.  He was joined by Deputy State Secretary Ferenc …

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Statement: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland

On February 11, Secretary Pompeo will arrive in Budapest, Hungary, where he will meet with Prime Minister Orban, Foreign Minister Szijjarto, Defense Minister Benko to discuss a range of issues in the U.S.-Hungary bilateral relationship, including defense cooperation, energy and regional security, support for Ukraine, and ways to counter Russian and Chinese influence and strengthen …

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“Continued Attention” – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires on Hungary – Interview with Gabor Nagy of HVG

Interview with Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Kostelancik Published in Hungarian on February 9, 2017   Interim Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik is leading the U.S. diplomatic mission to Budapest in cooperation with his Washington superiors until the new Ambassador arrives.  According to him, the U.S. pays attention to civil organizations and as he sees the current …

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