Baths can now reopen after the restrictions have been eased up in regions outside of Budapest. According to Prime Minister Orbán’s announcement, they can open their doors to guests again starting May 4.
Even under usual circumstances, baths and beaches can only open after they have been approved by the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service, and the examination and testing of pools can take weeks. The quality of the water in the pools is tested in a laboratory, and only 100 per cent aseptic pools get approved.
The general secretary of the Hungarian Bath Association, Zoltán Balogh, did not want to reveal any specifics of their suggestions about tightening protocols. Still, he says they follow the general restrictions about safe distance and protecting the elderly.
One bath has already opened, the Demjén Thermal Bath announced on their Facebook page, that three outdoor thermal pool would be open for guests between 9 AM and 2 AM.