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Sep 23, 2020

Home quarantine for travellers entering Hungary from abroad has been lowered to 10 days

Apart from quarantine, foreign citizens must also show permission issued by the police before they are allowed into the country.

 

The Operative Board has confirmed that mandatory quarantine for travellers entering Hungary from abroad has been lowered from 14 to 10 days.

Róbert Kiss said the amendment of the relevant government decree came into force on Monday. He added that apart from quarantine, foreign citizens must also show permission issued by the police before they are allowed into the country.

In the past 24 hours, 3,062 people have been ordered into self-quarantine, 774 of them upon entering across the border. Currently, 25,212 are in home quarantine. Kiss said that of those self-isolating, 1,823 have allowed the authorities to electronically control compliance with quarantine regulations, noting electronic verification eliminates the dangers associated with physical checks without affecting data management.

On Monday, the authorities took action in 49 cases due to people neglecting to wear masks or wearing them incorrectly, he said. Twenty-two cases took place on public transport, while 27 were in shopping centers, he added.

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