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Hungary’s geography is defined by its two main waterways, the Danube and the Tisza. Imagine a sea where the sunset paints a glowing golden bridge onto the water, and Balaton – central Europe’s largest lake – has exactly that.

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is the country’s largest and most-populated city. Its colourful architecture and centuries of history have created its intriguing mix of styles.

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Some are well-known landmarks, such as the Chain Bridge, the oldest of its kind in the city, or the parliament building, the third-biggest national assembly building in the world. But there is so much more here that visitors will find plenty to make lasting memories.

The ‘WOW Hungary’ brand – short for ‘Wellspring of Wonders Hungary’ – focuses on areas outside the capital, while the ‘Budapest, Spice of Europe’ brand introduces the capital city of Budapest to visitors.

Can British travellers go to Hungary?

British travellers can visit Hungary without needing to show proof of a negative PCR test, if they can show proof of full vaccination plus 14 days. If travellers haven’t been fully vaccinated, they must show proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.

As of January 9, fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK must take a Covid-19 test, which can be a lateral flow test, on or before day two, and fill out a passenger locator form.

Travellers returning to the UK who aren’t fully vaccinated must fill out a passenger locator form and take a Covid-19 test before arriving, as well as PCR tests on day two and day eight, and quarantine for 10 days.

For the latest information, please visit one of the following sites:

wowhungary.com
spiceofeurope.com
abouthungary.hu
konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en

How can British travellers fly to Hungary?

The following routes are in operation but please check the latest schedules with the airline:

  • British Airways – Heathrow.
  • Ryanair – Stansted, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, East Midlands.
  • Wizz Air – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, Gatwick.
  • easyJet – Gatwick, Manchester.
  • Jet2 – Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford.

Budapest Airport is doing everything it can to ensure the airport remains a safe place for passengers, crew and staff members alike. However, this requires an extra level of care and caution from passengers entering the airport.

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For a detailed list of the regulations, click here.

Airport shops, cafes and restaurants are being reopened for passengers wherever this is permitted.

All staff members wear face masks when serving passengers, and the premises are regularly and frequently disinfected.

What safety measures can travellers expect when visiting Hungary?

All shops, restaurants, museums, zoos and amenities have reopened in Hungary. Masks are compulsory on public transport, in hospitals and in social institutions.

You can travel safely in Hungary by car, by train and by bus due to the comprehensive health safety measures of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, the MOL Group, the Hungarian State Railways and the Volánbusz bus company.

Visitors who experience symptoms of Covid-19 while in Hungary must report to a GP’s surgery in the place where they are living or staying or, if symptoms are severe, call the Hungarian National Ambulance Service (dial 112).

Those who experience symptoms of Covid-19 while staying at a hotel in Hungary are kindly asked to inform the hotel’s receptionist, who will will help them with contacting medical services.

Last updated January 7, 2022

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