Following an improvement in conditions of Coronavirus outbreak in Hungary, the Hungarian government has canceled restrictions of free movement as of Monday, May 18th and introduced phases for reopening the country. Starting last week, since June 18th, 2020, all EU citizens, along with citizens of Serbia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland, are allowed to enter Hungary, without the mandatory two-week quarantine.

 

For further information about the safety protocol recommended by the Hungarian National Film Institute please click here.

 

CURRENT SITUATION:

This information is valid as of Monday, July 6th 2020, with the most relevant updates in the first half of the email:
    • Starting July 10th, passengers arriving from Hungary back to the UK, will not have to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine anymore.
      • On the other hand, UK citizens still need to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine when entering Hungary
    • On June 16th, the Hungarian parliament has officially declared the end of a State of Emergency across the entire country. Hungarian president János Áder has signed the law lifting the government’s emergency powers and officially end the state of emergency times.
    • Since June 18th, all EU citizens, along with citizens of Serbia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland, are allowed to enter Hungary, without having to undergo the mandatory two-week quarantine.
    • Many coronavirus restrictions will still stay in place till at least August 19th, 2020.
    • In terms of shooting in Hungary and entering the country:
      • Local filming with local crews is possible.
      • Local heath & safety and social distancing rules have to be strictly followed.
        • Please let us know if you have not received the official Health Protection Plan for Film Shooting during COVID-19 issued by the Hungarian Film Institute and we’ll forward you.
  • Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted as of Monday May 18th:
    • All shops, restaurants, cafes and stores are open.
    • Masks are still mandatory to be worn on public transport and inside shops.
    • All public parks, playgrounds, and food markets are open.
  • More airlines are starting operate flights to/from Budapest:
    • Current operating destinations: Madrid, Berlin SXF, Dortmund, Barcelona, Stockholm, Oslo, Eindhoven, London Luton, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Lisbon,Athens, Birmingham, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Basel, Milan, Prague, Warsaw, tel Aviv,Doha, Sevilla, Paris BVA, Rome, Dublin
    • Current operating airlines: Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airline, Czech Air, Easyjet, Finnair, Jet 2, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airlines, Swiss Air, Turkish Airways, Wizz Air
  • The majority of hotels, especially all 4 and 5 star hotels have reopened starting June 1st
  • Current total infection numbers are 4189 in Hungary- 740 are currently active cases-2860 have fully recovered – 589 have died