Border crossing rules during the Covid.




How can a foreigner enter to Hungary during the Covid?

Due to the Corona virus epidemic the Hungarian temporarily reintroduced border control at the border crossing points. Excerpt of certain exemptions no foreigner can enter to Hungary.

The close relatives of a Hungarian citizen or a valid Hungarian residence permit holder still enter to Hungary similar to a Hungarian citizen.



Special permission to enter to Hungary


The police authority may allow entry if the applicant proves that the purpose of entry is

1. participation in a Hungarian court or public authority proceedings and the participation is certified by a document of a Hungarian court or an authority,

2. receiving health care service, certified by a document issued by the health care institution or by other appropriate document,

3. meeting study or exam obligations under student status certified by a document which is issued by the educational institution,

4. taking part in cargo related passenger traffic if the aim of the travel is either to get to the cargo transport’s point of departure, or to get home after carrying out such cargo transport duty, if certified by a document which is issued by the employer,

5. participation in family events (wedding, funeral, christening),

6. taking care of a relative

7. taking part in an international religious event of a special significance;

8. Business purpose travel

9. Person participating in an international sports event

10. participants of a cultural event in Hungary as artist/performer, member of the technical staff.

11. Spectators of an international sporting event or cultural event held in Hungary

12. Transit: A non-Hungarian citizen arriving from abroad may travel on the specified route only during the transit through the territory of Hungary, and may stop at the specified resting places only for reasons strictly necessary for the transit, such as health or technical reasons, and at the specified time - but not exceeding 24 hours - is obliged to leave the territory of Hungary.

13. Commuters Citizens of a neighbouring state defined by the Minister responsible for foreign policy and Hungarian citizens living there, no more than 30 km from the Hungarian border are allowed entry into the country for periods of no more than 24 hours.

14. Other reasonable cause

The application for the permission has to be submitted on the internet in the following page:

http://www.police.hu/hu/ugyintezes/elektronikus-ugyintezes/meltanyossagi-kerelem-magyarorszagra-torteno-beutazashoz

Our office can prepare and submit the application for border crossing on the behalf of the clients. The fee of the preparation and the submission of the permission to enter is 30 000 Ft.

Quarantine


If the Authority approve the permission to enter to Hungary the person who entered to Hungary will be placed in mandatory home quarantine for 10 days.

Upon request by the quarantined person, the competent epidemiological authority responsible for issuing the quarantine order may allow for him/her to undergo a molecular biology examination in compliance with professional medical practice – SARS-CoV-2 PCR test – performed at two different times with at least 48 hours between them in the course of the preceding 5 days in order to be exempted from quarantine rules.

Our office can prepare and submit the application for border crossing on the behalf of the clients. The fee of the preparation and the submission of the permission to enter is 30 000 Ft.

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