The government has published a list of new rules to enter force when the number of Hungarians inoculated against Covid-19 reaches 4 million.
The statement published on the government website kormany.hu shows that the night-time curfew will start at midnight and shops will be allowed to stay open until 11pm.
People holding vaccination certificates will be allowed to use indoor areas of catering establishments until 11pm, as well as hotels where they can be accompanied by children.
Venues offering leisure activities that were shut in November will reopen to vaccination certificate holders, including zoos, wildlife parks, museums, theatres, cinemas and libraries.
Gyms, swimming pools and skating rinks will also reopen to certificate holders and to all professional sportspeople aged under 18.
Sports events can be visited by certificate holders and accompanied minors until 11pm and they will not be expected to wear face masks.
Venue operators will check the validity of visitors’ vaccination certificates; failing to do so they can face fines ranging between 100,000 forints (EUR 280) and 1 million forints or up to one year in prison.
The obligation to wear masks will remain in force in public areas, on public transport and in shops.
In catering establishments and other venues, staff not holding vaccination certificates will be expected to wear masks.
The statement said that further measures for relaunching the country will be announced as the vaccination drive progresses.