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Jul 20, 2020

Canada awarded yellow rating, Portugal upgraded to green

The state of disease control preparedness and entry restrictions for some countries continue to remain in effect.

Evaluating the pandemic situation, the Chief Medical Officer has altered the categories of two countries in connection with restrictions on entering Hungary. Canada has been moved from the red category to yellow, while Portugal has been upgraded from the yellow category to green. The decision regarding this can be read in Hivatalos Értesítő [Official Gazette].

The state of disease control preparedness and entry restrictions for some countries continue to remain in effect. The goal is to prevent the introduction of the virus from abroad and a surge in the epidemic in Hungary as well as avoid the need for further restrictions.

The current restrictions on entry affect those returning to Hungary from countries classified into the yellow and red categories, with passengers crossing the border (both by road and at airports) being subjected to random health screening; their body temperature is checked, they are required to complete a questionnaire, and they must enter compulsory home quarantine.

People ordered to enter compulsory home quarantine are required to remain at home for 14 days and inform their general practitioners if they develop any symptoms. If a person wishes to be exempted from compulsory home quarantine, they can undergo a PCR test; if the test result is negative, they can be released from quarantine.