Hungary’s health-care workers are getting a free pass for all long-distance public transport services around the country, state secretary Tamas Schanda said at an online press conference of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic on Saturday.
Health-care workers may travel free of charge on the passenger services of railway companies MÁV and GYSEV, and of Volánbusz and other long-distance bus companies until the state of emergency is lifted, Schanda said.
MÁV and Volánbusz said health-care workers who show a work travel certificate issued in 2019 or 2020 together with their ID and address card will travel for free. Passengers who produce a certificate from health-care authorities will also not be charged a fare.
Later on Saturday, Budapest public transport company BKK said health-care workers may ride for free on local public transport in the capital, on the basis of a decision by mayor Gergely Karácsony.
Passengers who can certify they are health-care workers may travel on BKK vehicles free of charge, without restriction.