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Aug 07, 2020

Hungarians are asked to exercise caution when travelling abroad

Hungary has changed Spain’s coronavirus classification from “green” to “yellow”, indicating a higher risk of infection. The government sees a worsening COVID-19 situation across Europe with “dramatic figures”.

 

The government asks Hungarians to exercise caution when travelling abroad, even if the destinations in question are classified as low-risk regarding coronavirus infections.

Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said travelling to Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia was relatively risk-free. Other European countries, with the exception of the Baltic States and Finland, are grappling with “much higher” infection rates than Hungary, he said.

According to MTI, he noted that Hungary has changed Spain’s coronavirus classification from “green” to “yellow”, indicating a higher risk of infection. The government sees a worsening COVID-19 situation across Europe with “dramatic figures”.

Gulyás said the government was waiting to re-classify countries other than Spain, with a “less radical increase” in case numbers. He voiced satisfaction with the measures taken in Hungary, where the number of active infections has been stagnating between 500 and 600.

Answering a question about the government purchasing vaccines against the novel virus, Gulyás said that the government had reserved nearly 5 million doses. He added, however, that it was still uncertain when the vaccine could be ready.