Last updated: June 21, 2022
Travel to Hungary
There are no longer any COVID-related travel restrictions for Hungary: https://www.police.hu/en/content/for-the-attention-of-travelers.
Travel to the United States
Effective June 12, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring COVID-19 testing before boarding a on U.S.-bound flight. Aircraft passengers are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.
Please note that the CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect! Check the CDC website for additional information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Hungary Country-Specific information:
Please consult the CDC website for the current COVID health information for Hungary: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-3/coronavirus-hungary.
Up-to-date information on the COVID situation in Hungary can be found on the Hungarian government’s official website: https://koronavirus.gov.hu/aktualis
Please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter Hungary? Yes. As of March 7, 2022, Hungary no longer has any COVID-related travel restrictions. The announcement can be found here: https://www.police.hu/en/content/for-the-attention-of-travelers.
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.
Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Hungary? Yes.
If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes.
The providers below provide COVID-19 viral tests. The officially regulated price for the PCR test is 19,500 HUF. Antigen tests are offered at prices from 8,500 to 15,000 HUF. Some facilities offer express results for an additional fee.
Ferenc Liszt International Airport – https://www.bud.hu/en/testing_center
The airport’s coronavirus testing center is open 24 hours in Terminal 2B.
First Med Center – https://firstmedcenters.com/cov19test/
Address: 1015 Budapest, Hattyú utca 14, 5th floor, Hattyúház
Rozsakert Medical Center – https://www.rmc.hu/en/specialities/covid-19
Address: 1026 Budapest, Gábor Áron ut 74-78
SYNLAB Diagnostic Centers – https://www.synlab.com/coronavirus-tests
COVID testing is available in Budapest, Kaposvár, Győr, Székesfehérvár, Dunaújváros, Kiskunhalas, Kecskemét, Miskolc, and Debrecen.
Whitelab – https://whitelab.hu/
COVID testing is available in Budapest, Vác, Veszprém, Kaposvár, Győr, Szeged, Székesfehérvár, Dunaújváros, Kiskunhalas, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Esztergom, Pécs, Szombathely, Debrecen, etc.
Is a curfew in place? No.
Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, for U.S. citizens entering Hungary there are no quarantine requirements.
U.S. citizens who test positive for COVID in Hungary are required to isolate to prevent the spread of the disease according to Hungarian government procedures.
- Those who test positive for Covid-19 are required to isolate for seven (7) days. They may end isolation after seven (7) days if they become asymptomatic. A negative test is not required to end the isolation period.
- Those infected with Covid-19 in isolation who have no symptoms at all, or become asymptomatic (without fever, respiratory, or other COVID symptoms) by day four (4), may be released from isolation if they test negative through a rapid Covid-19 antigen test performed on day five (5). Day zero (0) is the first day of symptoms or the day of the positive test.
People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 can continue to test positive for up to three (3) months after infection. Please consult CDC regulations regarding necessary “documentation of recovery” if you are returning to the United States after a COVID infection.
Cruise Ship Passengers who test positive during ship-board testing in Hungary may be required to disembark and quarantine at a hotel at their own expense.
Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
Is public transportation operating? Yes.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Has the government of Hungary approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes.
Are vaccines available in Hungary for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, for residents.
Which vaccines are available in Hungary? Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik V
The U.S. Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the FDA – Food and Drug Administration website to learn about COVID vaccines approved for use in the United States.
The Hungarian government announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to everyone who resides in Hungary who is old enough to receive an approved vaccine. The vaccine will be provided free of charge. For more information and to register your interest in receiving a vaccine, visit https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/. After you have registered, book an appointment at www.eeszt.gov.hu. Contact +36-1-920-1050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about booking an appointment.
American Citizens Services: Most routine services to U.S. citizens have resumed. Appointments are required for all services (including passport applications, reports of birth abroad, and notarial services).
American Citizens Services
Phone: +36-1-475-4164 (M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CET)
Address: 1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12
Emergencies Only: After-hours/Weekends/Holidays +36-1-475-4400 (Ask for the Duty Officer)
U.S. Visas: Limited nonimmigrant visa services are being offered. Immigrant visa services are being offered.
The Hungarian government has created a public hotline for individuals to talk to infectious disease specialists about COVID. Call 06-80-277-455 and 06-80-277-456 (within Hungary).
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 1-0-4 within Hungary. Please tell the ambulance service if you are experiencing COVID symptoms!
U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information Page