Hungary Eases Certain Covid-19 Entry Rules, Accepts PCR Tests From Schengen Area

  • 7 Sep 2020 8:56 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Hungary Eases Certain Covid-19 Entry Rules, Accepts PCR Tests From Schengen Area
The second wave of the pandemic has reached Hungary, the Government Information Centre said in a statement on Friday, at the same time the cabinet slightly loosened the travel restrictions that came into force on September 1 to allow entries for business reasons.

The success of defence is measured in human lives and the cabinet considers observance of travel restrictions and general defence measures to be important.

Now PCR tests carried out in the Schengen member states will, on one occasion, be recognised as per Hungarian tests.

A decision was also made to allow entry for cultural events in addition to sports matches.

Those wanting to attend international sports and cultural events in Hungary may only enter the country with a negative PCR test and tickets for the event.

Visitors will also be expected to submit themselves to health examinations and to stay in the country for a maximum of 72 hours. The regulations were published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny on Friday.

Care must be taken of elderly people, children attending schools must be kept safe and the smooth operation of the economy must be ensured, the statement added.

MTI Photo: Tamás Vasvári

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