Negative COVID test needed for Formula One race

Foreigners are able to visit three international car races this summer with a negative COVID test.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office sent to MTI on Thursday, a negative COVID test performed within 72 hours will be enough for foreigners to attend three international car races held in Hungary this summer.

The government has decided that foreign spectators arriving for three international car races held in Hungary will be able to visit the competitions if they have a negative COVID test result not older than 72 hours. This rule will apply to the European Truck Racing Championship on June 12-13, the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix from July 30 to August 1, and the FIA WTCR World Touring Car Cup on August 21-22.

According to the decree, any non-Hungarian citizen with a valid ticket for any of these races will not be obliged to leave the country within 72 hours after entering Hungary, and will be regarded as an immunity certificate holder when visiting events, hotels, restaurants and leisure venues. 

It will be the organizers’ responsibility to ask these people to present a negative PCR test upon arrival.