Hungary’s government issued a decree late on Wednesday detailing measures to be taken under a state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus.
Government officials announced the state of emergency earlier on Wednesday and outlined most of the measures in the decree.
The decree provides for the expulsion from the country of foreign nationals who do not comply with mandatory quarantine.
It requires all healthcare workers, military and reserve military personnel, police, National Tax and Customs Office (NAV) staff and government administration workers to get a special ministerial permit to leave the country.
The decree establishes that foreign nationals from European Economic Area countries who have the right to permanent residence in Hungary and can show a permanent residency card are “subject to the same treatment” as Hungarian citizens.
The decree is in force from Thursday.