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Hungary COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 restrictions

  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • No quarantine is required
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Hungary – 09/2022
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Most travelers from New York, SWF can enter Hungary, but there are restrictions.


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • No quarantine is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is required for United States
  • No quarantine is required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for United States
  • Health pass may be required for public activity
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Hungary in our dedicated Stories article.

Visit Hungary

The country in Europe where the official language is Hungarian and the currency Forint (HUF), this is Hungary.

The country is full of lovely places and natural areas to go to. The most popular city is Budapest with all its historical parts.

Other cities, which are good to go to are Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs.

During your trip around Hungary, you can taste goulash, meat pancakes, fisherman's soup, stuffed cabbage leaves, sour cherry soup and other local specialities.

If you arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International airport (BUD) in Budapest, which is also the largest airport in the country, and you’re traveling further, no worries. It takes a maximum of a several hours to get to any city within the country.

Hungary accepts Forint (HUF). Therefore, we advise you to exchange money before your trip for the best rates.

Nowadays, almost 9.75 million inhabitants live in Hungary.

The only official language in Hungary is Hungarian. Whilst the majority of residents speak Hungarian, it is usual to hear locals talking in English, German – these are the languages most used in Hungary.

Hungary shares borders with Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria.

Hungary has temperate seasonal climate which is pretty similar to some countries in that part of Europe. If you are considering a visit to Hungary during the summer holidays, then you don’t need to take warm clothes with you as the weather is usually nice and balmy. Although if you are coming in August you might want to bring a light jacket with you as it can get a bit chilly in the evenings. Nevertheless, when you’re going to Hungary it’s better to check the weather forecast before your trip to be prepared for any situation.

Hungary travel tips

What is a traditional Hungarian meal?
Goulash is a rich, thick meat soup that is considered one of the symbols of Hungarian cuisine. It is served in literally any cafe, and each chef has his own recipe. An analogue of goulash is the pörkölt dish — a thick stew with different types of meat, potatoes, and vegetables.
Should I exchange money before I travel to Hungary?
There is no problem with changing money into local currency forint (HUF) in Hungary. You can do it in banks or specialized exchange offices. Tourists are often offered to exchange currency just on the street by some individuals. We recommend you avoid doing that, as they will charge you a higher rate.
What is the best time to fly to Hungary?
Hungary is beautiful in any season, but the best time to go there is spring since there are not so many tourists, the temperature is comfortable for walking, and there are trees in blossom everywhere. Summers can be quite hot, and prices are higher in the city due to the festivals. In winter, Hungary can get very cold, down to -15 Celsius, but this is offset by wonderful Christmas fairs.
Is it customary to tip in Hungary?
It is customary to tip 10-20% in cafes and restaurants, depending on how much you liked the service. If you catch a taxi on the street, be prepared that the taxi driver will also expect you to tip.
Is the Budapest city card worth buying?
If you want to get the most out of the city, the Budapest Card might come in handy. It is a tourist card that gives you unlimited use of public transport, access to 30+ attractions in Budapest, and discounts at some restaurants. The card can be bought for any number of days, from 1 to 5. The Budapest Card for 24 hours costs 22 euro.
How do I get from the Budapest airport to the city center?
Budapest Airport is located 25 km from the city center and is connected to it by buses 200E (which goes through the railway station to the Nagyvárad tér station) and 100E (the final stop is Deák tér). The ticket costs 350 HUF (1 euro) when bought from a ticket office or vending machine, or 450 HUF right from the driver.
Do they speak English in Hungary?
Hungarian is a very peculiar language, one of the most difficult in the world. Looking at the signs, you will not see a single familiar word, whether you speak English, French, German, or most other European languages. The local elderly may speak a little Russian. In any case, it would be convenient to install a translator app on your smartphone.
What should I avoid in Hungary?
In Hungary, there is a tradition not to clink glasses. It started in 1848 when the Austrian Habsburg dynasty stopped the revolution in Hungary. Austrian soldiers celebrated this event by clinking glasses. Since then, the Hungarians have vowed never to clink glasses, and you should avoid the usual “cheers” if you don't want to offend the locals.
What is a tasty Hungarian street food?
Langos is a yeast pancake fried in a vat with butter, on which sour cream and cheese (classic version) or vegetables and bacon of your choice are placed. You can taste langos at any market or fair.
Can you drink alcohol in public in Hungary?
Drinking alcohol right on the street is prohibited in Hungary. Therefore, if you decide to drink a bottle of Tokaji wine, you will have to do it in a cafe.
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