Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, has confirmed that Hungary will lift mask-wearing requirements once 5.5 million people have been inoculated against COVID-19.
Gulyás told a press briefing that as a general rule, masks will no longer be required indoors and people will be allowed to go to hotels, restaurants, baths and water parks without an immunity certificate once vaccinations reach 5.5 million. He added, at the same time, that masks will remain mandatory in the healthcare sector. The use of immunity certificates will be maintained for mass events, such as sports events, concerts, festivals and night clubs, he said. Gulyás also said that the European Union’s Digital Green Certificate for COVID immunity will enter into force in Hungary as well on July 1.
Paper certificates will also be available at government offices or can be printed out from the government’s Client Gate electronic administration portal. The government will launch an information campaign on the certificate next Monday. On another subject, Gulyás cited virologists as saying that all Covid vaccines were effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus.