Budapest To Fine Those Not Wearing Masks Correctly, Makes Free Masks Available

  • 17 Sep 2020 6:25 AM
Budapest To Fine Those Not Wearing Masks Correctly, Makes Free Masks Available
From this Friday, 18 September, the use of masks will be mandatory in cinemas, theatres and other cultural institutions, as well as in shops, at markets, and on public transport. 

Those caught breaking the new mask wearing rules - including not wearing masks properly as well as not at all - will get an on the spot fine of HUF 8,000, or must pay an admin fee of HUF 15,000 at a later date. 

Venue owners can be fined HUF 50,000 for not adhering to the official rules.

Some good news for those without a face mask, BKK (Budapest's transport company) will distribute free masks at 5 key metro stations in the capital: 
Deák Ferenc tér, 
Kálvin tér, 
Kelenföld, 
Keleti, and 
Széll Kálmán tér. 

 As readers may have noticed, due to the tighter control these days - plus the threat of fines - practically everyone is wearing a mask properly again on public transport around Budapest.

 

Photo courtesy of Northfoto.com

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