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Hungary amber list status and whether it could turn red

Hungary amber list status and whether it could turn red

The country has become a popular destination for Brits

As the summer comes to a close, people are looking to try to find a last minute holiday before the year comes to a close.

And with Christmas approaching, people will be looking for places to travel to if they were unable to go away on holiday.

Hungary has been a popular destination for Brits due to its picturesque landscape and its fairly cheap accommodation and prices.

Budapest is a popular destination for many people to enjoy on holiday so travellers will be eyeing up the destination.

However, if you're looking to go, there's a number of things that you need to know before you decided to travel away this year.

Before you book that holiday, here's everything that you need to know about the country and whether or not it is on the red list.

Is Hungary on the red list and can I go there on holiday?

Hungary is on the amber list for entering England meaning that you don't need to worry about isolating if you are double jabbed.

There are some restrictions entering Hungary however. Foreign (including UK) nationals may also enter Hungary without any epidemiological restrictions if they hold a negative PCR test conducted in the previous 72 hours.

If you do not have a Hungary issued Immunity Certificate, a negative PCR test or meet one of the exemptions, you will be required to quarantine upon arrival.

These people entering Hungary must also agree to enter mandatory quarantine. If you have no place of residence in Hungary, you must enter quarantine in a government-designated location.

Quarantine is legally enforced and a fine of around £375 equivalent is levied for breaking the rules.

It is possible to leave quarantine early following two negative coronavirus tests within five days of each other, but they must be done at least 48 hours apart. Tests will have to be self-funded.

UK nationals may also enter Hungary without any restrictions if they are travelling in the following circumstances:

* arriving for the purpose of business or trade activity -
* transiting through Hungary through travel corridors
* operating cargo transport
* people able to prove credibly that have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months of their travel
* as part of a military convoy
* people travelling on diplomatic or official passports

TUI, Ryanair and Jet2 are offering a number of holidays to popular destinations such as Budapest and Gyor.

Hungary's chances of turning on the red list are currently very low. Coronavirus cases remains some of the lowest in the EU while vaccination rates remain high.

28 per cent of the population are currently vaccinated.


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