- 26 Apr 2021 12:34 PM
- Hungary Around the Clock
The beginning of the nightly curfew will be put back to midnight, according to a new cabinet decree posted on the government website on Monday.
The new regulation will enter into effect when four million people have been vaccinated, regardless of any other data.
The decree states that shops will be permitted to stay open until 11 p.m.
Restaurant interiors will be open for those in possession of Covid Immunity Card until 11 p.m. - parents and family members can take children with them.
Those protected will be permitted to stay in hotels and can take children with them.
Many establishments closed in November, 2020 will be open to those with immunity certificates. These include zoos, game parks, museums, theatres, cinemas, libraries and casinos.
Only protected people and those under 18 years of age engaged in competitive sports can go to fitness centres, swimming complexes and ice rinks.
Protected people and minor age children under their supervision may visit sports events until 11 p.m.
Protected people and minors under their supervision do not have to wear face masks at sports and cultural events.
Musical and dance events, however, will remain prohibited.
Protection against the coronavirus must be verified by presenting certificates (Immunity Card), to be checked by the operator of a venue.
Failure to check may result in fines ranging from Ft 100,000 to Ft 1 million and the establishment may be closed for a year.
It remains mandatory to wear face masks in public areas, on public transport vehicles and in stores, and grouping or gathering should be avoided.
MTI Photo: Zsolt Szigetváry