Hungary to Reopen Schengen Borders

  • 17 Jun 2021 6:15 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary to Reopen Schengen Borders
Hungary will reopen its Schengen borders from June 24, unless the coronavirus pandemic takes a turn for the worse, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in Bratislava.

Szijjártó told a press conference at the Hungarian Embassy in Bratislava that according to the plans, all 36 border crossings with Slovakia would open next week. Also, people living in counties and regions neighbouring Hungary would be able to receive vaccines from Hungary, he said.

Hungary had the fastest and most successful vaccination drive in Europe, with 60% of the country’s adults having been vaccinated, he said.
Further steps can be taken now towards normal life, he added.

From HATC: "In effect, this means it will be easier to cross the border to Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia. He said it will finally be possible to travel on all cross-border roads between Hungary and Slovakia, because for now only 19 border crossings are open out of the 36."

Szijjártó held the press conference together with the leaders of three ethnic Hungarian parties. He said Hungary was pleased to see that representatives of ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia had started cooperation, adding that “we wish them success in joining forces”.

Hungary’s diplomacy has always been focused on developing good relations with its neighbours and comparing the situation 11-12 years ago with today clearly shows that considerable efforts have been made, the foreign minister said.

Relations between Hungary and Slovakia have never been as good as currently, he added.

Photo courtesy: FM's Facebook page

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