COVID-19 Information (updated on workdays)

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Effective June 12, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring COVID-19 testing before boarding a on U.S.-bound flight.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.

 

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 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 Airporthttps://www.bud.hu/en/testing_center

The airport’s coronavirus testing center is open 24 hours in Terminal 2B.

Phone: +36-20-537-9300 

First Med Centerhttps://firstmedcenters.com/cov19test/

Address: 1015 Budapest, Hattyú utca 14, 5th floor, Hattyúház

Phone: +36-1-224-9090

Rozsakert Medical Centerhttps://www.rmc.hu/en/specialities/covid-19

Address: 1026 Budapest, Gábor Áron ut 74-78

Phone: +36-1-392-0505

SYNLAB Diagnostic Centershttps://www.synlab.com/coronavirus-tests

COVID testing is available in Budapest, Kaposvár, Győr, Székesfehérvár, Dunaújváros, Kiskunhalas, Kecskemét, Miskolc, and Debrecen.

Phone: +36-1-588-8500

Whitelabhttps://whitelab.hu/

COVID testing is available in Budapest, Vác, Veszprém, Kaposvár, Győr, Szeged, Székesfehérvár, Dunaújváros, Kiskunhalas, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Esztergom, Pécs, Szombathely, Debrecen, etc.

Phone: +36-70-362-0613

 

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, 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.

 

Transportation Options:

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 helpdesk.eeszt@okfo.gov.hu with any questions about booking an appointment.

 

Consular Operations:

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

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: Limited nonimmigrant visa services are being offered. Immigrant visa services are being offered.

 

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!

U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information Page

CDC Information on COVID-19