News News from Hungary Hun­gar­i­an Gov­ern­ment Extends Bor­der Lock Until Decem­ber 1st

Hun­gar­i­an Gov­ern­ment Extends Bor­der Lock Until Decem­ber 1st

The Hun­gar­i­an gov­ern­ment has extend­ed a tem­po­rary reg­u­la­tion stip­u­lat­ing that for­eign nation­als may only enter Hun­gary in spe­cial cas­es where it is jus­ti­fied, and Hun­gar­i­ans return­ing from abroad have to quar­an­tine themselves.

The reg­u­la­tion, insti­tut­ed as a mea­sure against coro­n­avirus, was orig­i­nal­ly set to expire on Novem­ber 1st. It nat­u­ral­ly entailed the rein­tro­duc­tion of bor­der con­trol even with coun­tries with­in the Schen­gen Area

As of today, Novem­ber 2nd, fur­ther tight­en­ing of restric­tions have tak­en effect in Hun­gary in order to pro­tect against the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic, includ­ing wear­ing masks in restau­rants. Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orbán pre­vi­ous­ly said “a new world is com­ing to Hun­gary,” but the mea­sures intro­duced are still very slight restric­tions com­pared to the those of neighboring

Sim­i­lar restric­tions exist for instance, in Den­mark. There, those who wish to enter from “banned” regions, which includes almost the entire EU, must present a wor­thy pur­pose and have a neg­a­tive coro­n­avirus test with­in the 72 hours before arriv­ing in Denmark.

Fin­land is also restrict­ing non-essen­tial inbound trav­el even from Schen­gen coun­tries based on the sever­i­ty of the coro­n­avirus out­break in each nation. Test­ing is not yet manda­to­ry for essen­tial trav­el but will become nec­es­sary on Novem­ber 23rd.

Fea­tured pho­to illus­tra­tion by Györ­gy Varga/MTI

Source: hun​gary​to​day​.hu