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Hungary Travel Restrictions

429.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
55.79% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 55.12% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Hungary.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Hungary for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Hungary entry details and exceptions

Exceptions apply to:

People entitled to permanent residence in Hungary and their family members

Family members of a Hungarian citizen

Those crossing the border in freight traffic, persons holding diplomatic or a diplomatic service passport or a service passport for seamen

Persons reporting to entry holding a private passport or other travel documents for the purpose of official visit (the purpose of the official visit shall be proved with documents)

Travelers providing satisfactory proof while entering Hungary that they have undergone COVID-19 infection within 6 months prior to reporting to entry.

Romanian citizens immune to the coronavirus can enter Hungary without having to stay in isolation or present negative COVID tests.

See all exceptions on the official site.


Outgoing travel to HungaryTraveling from Canada to Hungary

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Hungary.

Exceptions

Travelers must take 2 COVID-19 tests to shorten their quarantine at two different times with at least 48 hours between them. If travelers take their 1st test outside of Hungary it will shorten the time required to take the second in Hungary.

The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken in a Schengen country, the United States, or Canada. The test must be taken within 48 hours before arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Hungary.

Details and exceptions

Foreign citizens may be exempted from quarantine if they attest with a document containing the results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests performed in Hungary at two different times with at least 48 hours between them that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detected in their body at the time of the tests.

However, it is also acceptable if the first of the two tests is performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.

Moreover, persons who hold a certificate of immunity issued by Serbia, Montenegro, Bahrain, Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Czech Republic or Slovenia are exempted from the restrictions upon entry.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Not applicable for Hungarian citizens, Travelers entitled for permanent residence in Hungary and Travellers who have a valid residence permit issued by the Aliens Police Authority. Relevant documents must be presented.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Hungary

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Hungary must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Hungary will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Hungary

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Hungary but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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