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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus Update: The first restrictions are being lifted in Hungary

A government decree published in Magyar Közlöny states that businesspeople from six countries can enter Hungary from today.

The first coronavirus restrictions are being lifted in Hungary.

On Friday, the first flights since the restrictions were introduced took off from Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, with passengers complying with precautionary measures. The first take-off was a Wizz Air service to Berlin at 6:15pm.

A government decree published in Magyar Közlöny states that businesspeople from six countries can enter Hungary from today. Citizens of the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Austria and Slovakia may freely enter Hungary from these respective territories for business purposes.

According to MTI, the measure also applies to Hungarian citizens who have made business trips to the six countries listed if they are employees of domestic firms or of Czech, Polish, Korean, German, Austrian or Slovak companies with business ties with another company registered in at least one of those six states.

The government has decided to allow sports events to take place throughout Hungary from Monday, as long as they are held without spectators. Training sessions both for professionals and amateurs can also be held behind closed doors. The new measure will allow the soccer league to go ahead. Sándor Csányi, the association’ president, said that league matches may go ahead from May 23 to June 13.

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