Covid 19 Update: HUNGARY

Hungary Covid 19

Based on Government Decree 46/2020. as well as the respective Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, the following persons can enter Hungary at Liszt Ferenc Airport:

  • Hungarian nationals,
  • EEA nationals holding a permanent residence card,
  • diplomats accredited to Hungary.

Furthermore, due to the established practice, entry is granted to foreign family members of Hungarian nationals in case they have a valid permission entitling them to stay in Hungary, or in case they hold no such permission, it is requested to have the marriage/birth registered in Hungary, a fact to be officially checked upon entry.  Any third-country family member of a Hungarian national travelling on foreign documents can submit a leniency application. A marriage certificate or other proof of family relationship is to be attached. Please note that decision-making on applications placed upon entry may take a longer time.

Entry is granted to all EEA nationals holding a registration certificate and a Hungarian address card.

No entry is granted to non-EEA nationals, irrespective of holding a permanent residence permit.

Police will promote all transit journeys within and outside the Schengen area, provided that onward travel is properly pre-arranged and manageable. Please note that air travel has become unpredictable as flight schedules may change rapidly and flights leaving for Budapest might not be able to reach their final destination.

For further information please consult the Border Protection website:

About transit in Hungary

Only for transit!

Information note on freight traffic and transit traffic:

The decision that allows freight traffic crossing through Hungary unhindered, but under strict oversight, ensures the continuous supply of the Hungarian people.

Those freight carriers that are bound for Hungary, bringing goods to the Hungarian people, play a crucial role.

Freight carriers with the destination beyond Hungary may enter, but under strict safety conditions, and are only allowed to use highway routes and fuel stations designated for this purpose. This is allowed continuously.

Regarding foreign citizens wishing to enter Hungary from Austria and Slovenia, citizens of the neighbouring countries and Bulgaria may also transit through Hungary. The condition of their entry is the assurance of the exit, which means we require an approval from the neighbouring countries to admit the people wishing transit through Hungary. Citizens of the countries concerned can use the designated transit corridors from 9 PM to 5 AM.

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