Steps of reopening after the number of those inoculated reaches 4 million

According to an announcement on kormany.hu, when the number of those vaccinated reaches 4 million, new measures will take effect which are linked to the certificate of immunity.

The government has finalized the decree regulating the steps of reopening after the four million vaccinated milestone, which are as follows:

  • The start of the curfew changes from 11 p.m. to midnight.
  • Shops may remain open until 11 p.m.
  • The interiors of restaurants may remain open until 11 p.m. for those holding an immunity pass as well as their children.
  • Immunity pass holders and their children may stay at hotels, visit leisure facilities including zoos, museums, theaters, cinemas or libraries and they also may attend sports events until 11 p.m.
  • Those having a certificate of immunity and their children will not have to wear a mask at sports and cultural events.
  • Only immunity certificate holders and those under 18 who take part in competitions may go to gyms, swimming pools or ice rinks.
  • It will be the service provider’s responsibility to check the protection against COVID-19, which is verified by presenting the certificate of immunity. Failure to do so may result in a fine or even a one-year closure.

As the epidemic is still present, certain safety measures should be maintained even during the gradual reopening. Therefore, staff members of certain facilities who are not yet inoculated will still have to wear a mask. Restrictions imposed on private and family events in November 2020 will be maintained.

The use of masks in public places, public transport, and shops is still obligatory, and assembly remains forbidden. This is to protect citizens who are not yet vaccinated.

As the vaccination campaign progresses, further decisions may be made to restart life.