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Last verified: Saturday, 4. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Hungary Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Hungary

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Hungary. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Hungary shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Hungary), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (4), Romania (3.5), Ukraine (3.5), Austria (3.2), Croatia (3.2), Slovenia with 2.8 and Slovakia with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Hungary

There are currently 4,172 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Hungary. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 588 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Hungary.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Hungary

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Hungary.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Hungary from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Hungary.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/hungary-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Se upp för fick- och väsktjuvar, särskilt i kollektivtrafiken och på gågator. Var försiktig i trafiken. Använd endast officiella taxibilar, t.ex. Főtaxi eller City taxi. Undvik taxibilar på vilka det står ”freelancer”, eftersom de kan debitera för mycket. Överdebitering förekommer även i restauranger.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/HU

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Ungarn, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19. Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Ungarn, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Budapest har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/ungarn/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/hungary

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Non-essential travel by non-EU citizens and residents to the EU and Schengen Area, including to Hungary, is currently restricted until at least 1 July. Entry regulations for citizens of EU and Schengen Area countries and their family members have eased. Budapest airport is open. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Follow the advice of local authorities. We ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/hungary

Individual rating changes for Hungary

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Hungary. Most recent events first.

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Hungary to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Hungary to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Hungary to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 2.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Hungary to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Hungary to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Hungary changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Hungary to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 27th 2019

The total rating for Hungary changed from 1.3 to 1.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Hungary changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Hungary with a rating of 2.0.

About Hungary

Hungary with its capital Budapest is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly smaller than Indiana (93,030 km²). The country is located Central Europe, northwest of Romania. The climate can be described as temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers. The landscape is mostly flat to rolling plains; hills and low mountains on the Slovakian border. With a population of about 9.93 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Budapest
Population about 9.93 million
Size 93.030 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Indiana
Common languages Hungarian
Currency Forint (short: HUF)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/1900
International phone prefix +36
Internet Top Level Domain .hu
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 HU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 HUN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 348

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Hungary is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and air
  • and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments
  • energy efficiency
  • soil
  • the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Hungary. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals especially pharmaceuticals
  2. construction materials
  3. metallurgy
  4. mining
  5. motor vehicles
  6. processed foods
  7. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. corn
  3. dairy products
  4. pigs
  5. potatoes
  6. poultry
  7. sugar beets
  8. sunflower seed
  9. wheat

Hungarian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Hungary.

Export products

  1. electricity
  2. equipment
  3. food products
  4. fuels
  5. machinery
  6. other manufactures
  7. raw materials

Import products

  1. electricity
  2. equipment
  3. food products
  4. fuels
  5. machinery
  6. other manufactures
  7. raw materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Hungary?

Hungary is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Hungary.

Is it safe to travel Hungary in 2020?

Visiting the country Hungary is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Hungary?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Hungary.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Hungary?

There are currently 4,172 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Hungary. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 588 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Hungary.

What is the size of Hungary?

Hungary has a size of 93,030 km² or 35,919 mi² which is slightly smaller than Indiana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.