Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will open their borders for citizens of the neighbouring country at midnight on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.

At a press conference held together with ethnic Hungarian leader Hunor Kelemen, Szijjártó said that citizens crossing the borders will not need to be isolated unless they wish to stay in the other country longer than 48 hours. “

We will allow Slovaks to stay 48 hours in Hungary without quarantine and the Slovaks will do the same with Hungarians,” he explained, adding that the same pattern will be applied in Czech-Slovak relations.

Szijjártó warned that Hungarians travelling to the Czech Republic will be allowed to cross Slovakia, however, they cannot enter Slovakia from the Czech Republic and they will need to make a detour through Austria on their way back. Similarly, Czechs will have to return from Hungary via Austria, he added.

Information on the possibilities of entering Hungary from border countries, and on mandatory official home quarantine: 

Austrian citizens 
Austrian citizens can enter Hungary ifMust comply with the mandatory official home quarantine of 14 days
he/she has the right of permanent residence in HungaryYes
he/she is the member of a Hungarian familyYes
he/she has a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result no older than 4 days and wishes to enter Hungary from AustriaNo
he/she has privileges and immunities based on international lawNo
in the case of business travel between associated enterprises from the Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and JapanNo
he/she has an employer’s certificate as a commuter, or has certificate of ownership or the right to use cultivated landNo
he/she has a school attendance form issued by an institution of higher educationYes
he/she transits through the designated border crossing pointsNo, but they cannot leave the designated transit routes
he/she is the driver of a vehicle in international cargo trafficNo
Romanian citizens 
Romanian citizens can enter HungaryMust comply with the mandatory official home quarantine of 14 days
he/she has the right of permanent residence in HungaryYes
if he/she is the member of a Hungarian familyYes
he/she has privileges and immunities based on international lawNo
he/she has an employer’s certificate as a commuter or for health care purposes within 30 kilometers of the borderNo
to meet the labor needs of the agricultural sectorYes
he/she has a school attendance form issued by an institution of higher educationYes
he/she transits through the designated border crossing pointsNo, but they cannot leave the designated transit routes
he/she has a connecting flight onward from the Liszt Ferenc International AirportNo, but they cannot leave the designated transit routes
he/she is the driver of a vehicle in international cargo trafficNo
Serbian citizens 
Serbian citizens can enter Hungary ifMust comply with the mandatory official home quarantine of 14 days
he/she wishes to enter Hungary from SerbiaNo
he/she has the right of permanent residence in HungaryYes
he/she is the member of a Hungarian familyYes
he/she has privileges and immunities based on international lawNo
he/she has an employer’s certificate as a commuter, or has certificate ownership or of the right to use cultivated land within 50 kilometers of the borderNo
he/she has a school attendance form issued by an institution of higher educationYes
he/she transits through the designated border crossing pointsNo, but they cannot leave the designated transit routes
he/she is the driver of a vehicle in international cargo trafficNo

Citizens of Slovakia, Ukraine, Croatia and Slovenia can enter Hungary if: more information HERE.

3 comments
  1. What about entering Hungary, from Austria, originating from the USA? USA/ Hungarian dual citizen.

  2. If anybody wants to come to Hungary or leave this country to go somewhere else my advice is to call the embassy! Because this article and other news what media is providing us is most of the time incorrect. Example: It is written here that crossing the Serbian border you must complete 14 days of quarantine, what is not true at all. I called Serbian embassy here in Budapest and they told me that we can travel like we used to before. No quarantine or any kind of tests are needed.

  3. Hi,
    Please read this article again, because unfortunately you didn’t read this line, or you can’t understand the spreadsheet.
    he/she wishes to enter Hungary from Serbia NO – It’s very clear, you don’t have to go to quarantine.

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