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CoVid Information - US embassy Hungary

COVID-19 Information (updated on workdays)

 

Last updated: April 28, 2022

There are no longer any COVID-related travel restrictions for Hungary: https://www.police.hu/en/content/for-the-attention-of-travelers.

 

Travel to the United States

Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 1 calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Hungary Country-Specific information:

Please consult the CDC website for the current COVID health information for Hungary: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-3/coronavirus-hungary.

Up-to-date information on the COVID situation in Hungary can be found on the Hungarian government’s official website: https://koronavirus.gov.hu/aktualis

Please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates.

 

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter Hungary? Yes. As of March 7, 2022, Hungary no longer has any COVID-related travel restrictions. The announcement can be found here: https://www.police.hu/en/content/for-the-attention-of-travelers.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

 

COVID-19 Testing:

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Hungary? Yes.

 If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes.

The providers below provide COVID-19 viral tests. The officially regulated price for the PCR test is 19,500 HUF. Antigen tests are offered at prices from 8,500 to 15,000 HUF. Some facilities offer express results for an additional fee.

 

Quarantine Information:

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No, for U.S. citizens entering Hungary there are no quarantine requirements.

U.S. citizens who test positive for COVID in Hungary are required to isolate to prevent the spread of the disease according to Hungarian government procedures.

  • Those who test positive for Covid-19 are required to isolate for seven (7) days. They may end isolation after seven (7) days if they become asymptomatic. A negative test is not required to end the isolation period.
  • Those infected with Covid-19 in isolation who have no symptoms at all, or become asymptomatic (without fever, respiratory, or other COVID symptoms) by day four (4), may be released from isolation if they test negative through a rapid Covid-19 antigen test performed on day five (5). Day zero (0) is the first day of symptoms or the day of the positive test.

People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 can continue to test positive for up to three (3) months after infection. Please consult CDC regulations regarding necessary “documentation of recovery” if you are returning to the United States after a COVID infection.

Cruise Ship Passengers who test positive during ship-board testing in Hungary may be required to disembark and quarantine at a hotel at their own expense.

  

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Has the government of Hungary approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes. 

Are vaccines available in Hungary for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, for residents.

 Which vaccines are available in Hungary? Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik V

The U.S. Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the FDA – Food and Drug Administration website to learn about COVID vaccines approved for use in the United States.

The Hungarian government announced that a COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to everyone who resides in Hungary who is old enough to receive an approved vaccine. The vaccine will be provided free of charge. For more information and to register your interest in receiving a vaccine, visit https://vakcinainfo.gov.hu/. After you have registered, book an appointment at www.eeszt.gov.hu. Contact +36-1-920-1050 or email helpdesk.eeszt@okfo.gov.hu with any questions about booking an appointment.