Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó added two states to the list of where Hungarian citizens can travel without restrictions on business trips. The new list of these countries was published in the Hungarian Official Journal on Friday evening.
According to Index.hu, the decree of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade modifying the relevant laws was published yesterday evening in the official journal of the country. The modification concerns those Hungarian citizens who would like to travel abroad for business purposes.
The new list of these countries where they can go without any restrictions was
amended with Caucasian Georgia and Central-Asian Kazakhstan.
If a Hungarian goes to any of the countries listed below, they do not have to undergo the severe epidemic measures the Hungarian government introduced before. Interestingly, infectologists or healthcare professionals are not the ones who compile the list, the leaders of the Foreign Affairs and Interior Ministry, Péter Szijjártó and Sándor Pintér, do so.
Currently, it contains the following eighteen countries:
As we reported before, officials of the Operative Board stated earlier that Hungarian business travellers returning from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and aspiring EU member states are also exempt from the quarantine requirements mandatory for others.
We wrote HERE that
Hungary’s two-week lockdown from this Monday will be “the last phase of the war against the coronavirus”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told
Kossuth Radio last Friday morning. The prime minister said that creches would stay open for the time being, unlike kindergartens, schools, and most shops. Florists were also allowed to remain open on March 8, international women’s day, but they had to close from March 9.
Orbán said he was certain that this lockdown would be “the home run” in the fight against the virus, adding that the government had “no other choice” than to introduce further restrictions after experts had warned of “disastrous” consequences unless they make the move.
“We must now lock down so as to open up around Easter,”
the prime minister said, adding that the government was waiting for voters’ feedback in a national survey concerning a gradual easing of restrictions. The prime minister said last Friday that services crucial for people’s daily routines, such as grocery stores and shops selling tools for spring garden works, would stay open, but “everything else”, including restaurants, casinos, hotels, and shops selling electronics or entertainment items, would stay closed.