Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communications and Relations, has said restrictions effective in Hungary from Tuesday in connection with an uptick in coronavirus cases are aimed at protecting the health of Hungarians and ensuring their safety.
Kovács said the government is working to take timely action based on its own experiences during the first wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic as well as lessons learnt from international experience. Kovács said that a mobile application of koronavirus.gov.hu would be available from today to ensure better access to public information.
László Balázs, head of the Border Police, said traffic will be checked at 67 border crossings. As a general rule, only Hungarian citizens will be allowed to enter the country, but they will also be required to enter quarantine for a period of two weeks. People could be released from quarantine earlier if they present negative results of two tests taken in Hungary, within 48 hours. The results of tests taken in other countries shall not be accepted, he added.
Non-Hungarians wishing to enter can apply to the police for a permit at police.hu.