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Apr 02, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Work proof needed to cross Hungarian-Austrian border and Balassagyarmat crossing

All border crossings on the Hungarian-Austrian border and the Balassagyarmat crossing between Slovakia and Hungary have been re-opened to commuters with jobs on either side of the border.

All border crossings on the Hungarian-Austrian border and the Balassagyarmat crossing between Slovakia and Hungary have been re-opened to commuters with jobs on either side of the border.

The Hungarian police (ORFK) said on its website that commuters will have to present proof of employment or farmland ownership on the other side of the border to be allowed to cross.

At Balassagyarmat, crossing is only allowed to those with a residence within 30km of the border. There are no such restrictions on the Austria-Hungary border.

Referring to difficulties locals had been experiencing due to restrictions connected with coronavirus measures, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the Hungarian government “swiftly agreed with our Slovak colleagues to ensure passage for commuters when it became apparent that there was a problem on both sides of the Hungary-Slovakia border”.

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