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Jun 09, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Hungarians encouraged to spend their holidays in the country

Hungarian public transport and tourism companies have taken steps to ensure the safety of passengers during their travels amid the epidemic.

 

Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Hungarian public transport and tourism companies have taken steps to ensure the safety of passengers during their travels amid the epidemic. He added that discipline shown by private individuals was also essential.

Gulyás spoke at an event showcasing the “Travel with us in safety” campaign of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, railway company MÁV, bus company Volánbusz and oil and gas company MOL calling on Hungarians to spend their holidays in the country.

Gulyás noted that tourism in Hungary “essentially came to a standstill” in the spring. In April, 99 percent of foreign travellers stayed away, and domestic tourism fell to 5 percent, he said. Those working in tourism and related sectors have suffered serious losses of income. Offsetting that loss requires cooperation in the coming months, he added.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu

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