Anyone Entering Hungary Via Budapest Airport Must Now Undergo Body Temperature Control

  • 3 Apr 2020 3:03 PM
Anyone Entering Hungary Via Budapest Airport Must Now Undergo Body Temperature Control
The coronavirus pandemic is exerting drastic impacts on all players in the aviation industry all over the world. Budapest Airport has lost 98% of its passenger traffic by the end of March.

Instead of the earlier 150-200 flights per day, currently there are only 20, of which only a few are passenger flights. Irrespective of this, Ferenc Liszt International Airport is operating continuously, welcoming and launching flights, and airport procedures are performed in accordance with the effective decrees.

Pursuant to a government decree issued on 1 April 2020, only Hungarian citizens and the citizens of European Economic Area member states (European Union member states, Switzerland and Norway) entitled to permanent residence in Hungary (and able to attest this right with a permanent residence card) are entitled to enter the area of Hungary in passenger traffic.

In this case, EEA citizens fall under the same consideration as Hungarian citizens. Foreign, non-Hungarian citizens arriving from other countries are still not entitled to enter Hungary, with the exceptions specified in the decree.

The Airport Police Directorate checks the travel documents of the passengers of all flights at the border crossing point, and subjects them to mandatory medical screening (body temperature measurement), with the involvement of Budapest Airport’s contracted medical service provider.

We would hereby like to call our passengers’ attention that, since travelers are questioned in detail before entering the country, in accordance with the government decree, passport control lasts longer than previously.

For flight-related travel information, please monitor the information issued by the airlines and Budapest Airport’s website.

More changes in terminal operation

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on passenger traffic, Budapest Airport has introduced additional changes in terminal operation:

1. The departure level and the arrivals corridor in Pier B are temporarily taken out of operation. However, the hall before the passport control booths and passport control are still operational; the medical screening (body temperature measurement), registration and entry to Hungary of passengers continues to be performed here, as well as on the arrivals level of Terminal 2B.

2. From the end of March, the Heinemann Duty Free shop in the SkyCourt is temporarily closed. On account of this, and due to the expansion of the passenger security screening lanes on the T2B side, all departing passengers are screened at Terminal 2A, from where travelers enter the transit area by an alternative route, not via the walk-through duty free shop.

3. The measures introduced on 18 March remain in force, namely:
 - Pier 1 is temporarily taken out of passenger operations. All passengers arriving from Schengen countries are bused to Terminal 2B. Departing passengers can use the boarding gates at Terminal 2A.
-  Check-in is only performed in Terminal 2B, on a temporary basis.

We ask passengers to monitor the displays and information signs at the terminal.

Source and photo: Budapest Airport

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