COVID-19 Information (updated on workdays)

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Last updated: September 15, 2021

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Please check the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for additional information about this requirement.

Country-Specific information:

  • The Department of State’s current Travel Advisory for Hungary is Level 3 – Reconsider Travel. If you plan to visit Hungary, please refer to Travel.State.Gov for additional information.
  • Up-to-date information on the COVID situation in Hungary can be found on the Hungarian government’s official website: https://koronavirus.gov.hu/. Information is available in English at https://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-here-s-the-latest.
    • Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors. However, masks are still required in medical facilities.
    • Entry into hotels, stores, restaurants, baths, and water parks is possible without an immunity certificate. However, immunity certificates may still be required for large gatherings, such as sporting events or music festivals.
  • 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 August 8, 2021, U.S. citizens may enter Hungary by air with a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours. The test results may be in Hungarian or English. There are no restrictions for entry into Hungary by road, rail, or waterway, regardless of a traveler’s nationality.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, if entering by air.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Possibly. Upon entering Hungary, those suspected of infection may be subject to medical examination.
  • Complete information on Hungarian Entry Restrictions can be found at http://www.police.hu/en/content/information-on-general-rules-of-border-crossing.
  • Information regarding flights is available on the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport website: https://www.bud.hu/en/coronavirus. The site also contains a listing of all airlines operating at the airport.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, not at this time.
  • Cruise ship passengers: U.S. citizens who test positive during mandatory ship-board testing will be required to disembark and quarantine at a hotel for 10 days at their own expense.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Hungary? Yes.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.
    • The providers below provide COVID-19 tests. The officially regulated prices are 19,500 HUF for the PCR test and 12,900 HUF for the antigen test.

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.
  • 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 is legally present 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 helpdesk.eeszt@okfo.gov.hu with any questions about booking an appointment.

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizens Services: The U.S. Consular Section in Budapest is open with reduced appointments for. Appointments are required for all services (including passport applications, reports of birth abroad, and notarial services).
    • American Citizens Services
      Book an Appointment
      E-mail: acs.budapest@state.gov
      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: With certain exceptions, nonimmigrant visa operations in Hungary are currently suspended in connection with Presidential Proclamation 10143. Information on how to submit a National Interest Exception (NIE) is available here. Immigrant visa operations in Hungary have mostly resumed. Please see our Immigrant Visa webpages for additional information.

Local Resources:

  • 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!