Hungary to re-restrict entry to prevent the rise in COVID-19 cases

Hungary on Wednesday again imposes restrictions on entry to the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, reports Reuters concerning Gergely Gulyas – head of the administration of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

According to the Agency, this decision is associated with a surge in the incidence of COVID-19 in some countries. In May, Hungary lifted most of the entry restrictions imposed by the coronavirus and opened its borders to citizens of European Union countries and neighboring non-EU States. According to Goulash, the introduction of limitations is necessary to avoid the re-introduction of measures within the country.

Under the new rules, Hungarian citizens will be required to undergo a medical examination and 14-day quarantine upon returning home from high-risk countries classified as “yellow” and “red” zones. This can only be avoided by presenting negative test results for COVID-19.

The same rule will apply to foreigners coming from countries classified in the “yellow” zone, and foreigners from countries in the “red” area will be banned from entering Hungary.

The yellow zone countries included Russia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The most dangerous “red” zone comprises, among others, Albania, Montenegro, and Ukraine. The list of countries will be regularly reviewed.

To date, more than 4.2 thousand cases of coronavirus have been detected in Hungary, and 595 people have died.