Filter for Hungary Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-20 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Shopping times reserved for elderly people will be discontinued
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2020-06-19 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
State of epidemiological preparedness declared for six months
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2020-06-17 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport remains open, however only Hungarian citizens and permanent resident card holders of the European Economic Area (EU member states, Switzerland, and Norway), other permanent resident card holders who have close Hungarian relatives, and diplomats with resident cards are able to enter Hungary.
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2020-06-17 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc airport remains open, however only Hungarian citizens and permanent resident card holders of the European Economic Area (EU member states, Switzerland, and Norway), other permanent resident card holders who have close Hungarian relatives, and diplomats with resident cards are able to enter Hungary.
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2020-06-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
As of June 16, the government allows the reopening of cinemas and theaters.
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
As of June 15, the government allows the reopening of cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
As of June 15, people visiting shops, markets, and shopping malls, or using public transport and taxis are mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces with mask-like substitutes (scarves, shawls, etc.).
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary-Serbia border to reopen
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
weddings can be held in the countryside and in Pest County from June 1 to a maximum of 200 people
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Budapest restaurants to open indoor areas from tomorrow
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2020-05-29 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary and Slovenia lift joint border restrictions
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2020-05-29 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor sporting and cultural events, restaurants and hotels to reopen across Hungary
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
government will extend the job protection wage subsidy scheme until August 31
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2020-05-27 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will open their borders for citizens of the neighboring country
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
2021 budget includes HUF 3,000 billion for pandemic defense fund
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2020-05-21 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All Hungarian-Romanian border crossings to open tomorrow
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All shops and service providers will be allowed to open, and at restaurants, cafes and bars, the outdoor areas and terraces can be opened in the capital. Outdoor swimming pools, museums and the zoo can reopen to visitors.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
compulsory to wear a mask in shops and on public transport in Budapest in order to prevent the spread of the infection. Public areas, parks and outdoor playgrounds can be visited from today
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
People over the age of 65 will continue to be allowed to visit groceries, drugstores and pharmacies between 9am and noon and everyone else during the remaining opening hours, but municipalities have the right to set different rules for the opening hours of markets.
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2020-05-16 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
the government is lifting the curfew restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus epidemic in Budapest, with measures in the capital to follow the rest of the country with a two-week delay
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2020-05-15 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
weddings and funerals attended by up to 200 people will be permitted from June 1 outside of the capital and after June 15 in Budapest.
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2020-05-14 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Two crossings re-open on Hungary-Austria border
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government extends wage support scheme
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Minister signs cooperation agreement on vaccine production with the University of Debrecen
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2020-05-05 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
patients can again make appointments with their GPs, dentists and other doctors. Some transplant operations and one-day surgeries will also be resumed.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Most Hungarian dioceses outside of Budapest are resuming church services with precautions in place, in line with the official easing of restrictions in provincial areas.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
government has decided to allow sports events to take place throughout Hungary from Monday, as long as they are held without spectators. Training sessions both for professionals and amateurs can also be held behind closed doors. The new measure will allow the soccer league to go ahead.
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
businesspeople from six countries can enter Hungary from today. Citizens of the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Austria and Slovakia may freely enter Hungary from these respective territories for business purposes.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Outside the capital and Pest County, the terraces of restaurants, hotels and cafés will be allowed to re-open from May 4 but only employees can stay in the buildings.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Passengers arriving at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport, which saw the relaunch of some flights, will undergo a compulsory medical test upon arrival. Depending on the test’s result, they may be taken to hospital quarantine or ordered to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
under new measures coming into effect on May 4, everyone living in Budapest and Pest County will only be able to leave their home for good reason, "those who violate this rule will be committing an offense,"
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2020-05-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hungary is among the first to participate in Remdesivir clinical trials in the region
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
public events continue to be limited ot 500 people until August 15
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
extension of school closure through may
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2020-05-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Budapest-based airline Wizz Air is restarting 16 flights from Budapest in May, while flights from Debrecen, eastern Hungary, are expected to resume in June.
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Hungary’s medical universities are launching a screening program on Friday to estimate the actual number of people infected with the coronavirus and their spread across the country.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Budapest residents to wear face masks on public transport, in shops, markets and taxis
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
outpatients are released only after two negative test results and if there are no longer any symptoms of the virus. Repeat tests are being conducted to determine recovery
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2020-04-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
granted a four-month exemption from fixed-rate tax of small (KATA) taxpayers in 26 scopes of activities, meaning a HUF 26 billion tax release. The tax authority also canceled the four-month tax liability for 131,000 companies this week.
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2020-04-24 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Three crossing points re-open at Hungarian-Serbian border
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2020-04-24 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Three crossing points re-open at Hungarian-Serbian border
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Budapest residents to wear face masks on public transport, in shops, markets and taxis
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospitals in Hungary have been ordered to free up half of their beds by April 19 in preparation for a massive increase in novel coronavirus infections.
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospitals to free up 50 percent of beds for COVID-19 cases
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hungary’s health authorities begin inspecting the country’s 1,579 elderly care homes
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Hungary’s health authorities begin inspecting the country’s 1,579 elderly care homes
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2020-04-16 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Restrictions on movement extended for one more week
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Easter services canceled across the country
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2020-04-09 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
movement restrictions extended to further notice
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
reintroduction of the Growth Loan Program (NHP), under the name of Go, NHP (NHP Hajrá) providing another HUF 1,000 billion for SMEs
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
launched the reintroduction of the Growth Loan Program (NHP), under the name of Go, NHP (NHP Hajrá) providing another HUF 1,000 billion for SMEs
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Hungarian government is setting up a HUF 663 billion (EUR 1.8bn) fund to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic and a HUF 1,345 billion fund aimed at protecting and restarting the economy.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Hungarian government is setting up a HUF 663 billion (EUR 1.8bn) fund to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic and a HUF 1,345 billion fund aimed at protecting and restarting the economy.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PM Orbán announces five-point economy protection plan
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
public parking in Hungary will be free from today to help people maintain distance, avoid transit, etc
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
public parking in Hungary will be free from today so that people can use their own cars and keep distance
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2020-04-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PM Orbán said his government will create as many jobs as are lost in the coronavirus crisis
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government will be rewarding each healthcare worker with an additional allowance of HUF 500,000 for their efforts in this battle.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
"Rest the doc" Facebook group helps healthcare workers during coronavirus crisis
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Work proof needed to cross Hungarian-Austrian border and Balassagyarmat crossing
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Face masks and other medical protective gear recently received from China has been distributed among 82 designated hospitals across Hungary. Six planes will be arriving in Budapest today, bringing 12 million masks, 30,000 overalls and 200,000 face protectors and other medical supplies.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government has spent HUF 225 billion (EUR 630.3m) on virus response
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
The defense minister has revealed that army officers have started their command of 51 hospitals out of 108 in Hungary.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
law on the coronavirus containment effort. During the state of emergency, the government is authorised to adopt extraordinary measures in departure from the provisions of law in the interest of people’s health, legal security and the stability of the economy.law that grants the government enhanced powers to contain the spread of the coronavirus. flouting quarantine regulations is punishable by up to three years in prison. Also, anyone who disseminates fake news or distorted information in a way that obstructs the effectiveness of the response to the epidemic is a crime punishable by 1-5 years in prison. will be in effect until the end of the state of emergency.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Müller said a new system will soon be introduced on the official koronavirus.gov.hu website. "More detailed information will be provided from now on, which will include the age, gender and already existing illnesses of the deceased,"
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
state of emergency extended
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Healthcare workers are getting a free pass for all long-distance public transport services in Hungary
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. only people over the age of 65 will be permitted to shop in food stores, personal hygiene stores, markets and pharmacies.
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2020-03-28 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
restrictions on movement in Hungary. People are only allowed to leave their homes to go to work or to run essential errands; into effect between March 28 and April 11. People can go outside, but cannot be in a group; People are also allowed to leave their homes for individual leisure-time and sporting activities as well as for walking (exercise). Such movements are permitted in residential and non-residential areas, wherever possible in green areas, for people on their own or for people sharing the same household, keeping a distance of a minimum one and a half meters from others. During daytime, people are also allowed to accompany minor children in small groups under supervision. Weddings and funerals in limited family circles are likewise permitted, as is shopping in food stores and stores selling personal hygiene products. Visiting pet food stores, stores selling animal feed, agricultural stores, markets, pharmacies, filling stations, tobacco shops, hairdressers and manicure parlours is also permitted.
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities to remain closed despite state of emergency expiry date
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Budget in place to help those affected by the coronavirus
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government earmarks HUF 15 billion for the purchase of additional medical equipment
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
MÁV extends refunding of international rail tickets
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
The defense ministry has confirmed that army teams are being deployed to help 84 strategic companies in connection with the novel coronavirus.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
State-of-the-art tent hospital built in Budapest
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2020-03-26 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary and Romania will reopen their shared border to commuters.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
MOL to produce 50,000 liters of disinfectant per day
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
New shipment of more than 3 million face masks, protective gear and 86 ventilators arrives in Hungary Almost 70 tons of medical and protective equipment arrived in Budapest this morning. The new shipment includes more than 3 million face masks and 86 ventilators.
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
after taxi drivers, further small businesses and individual entrepreneurs would be granted exemption from the payment of the ‘kata’ flat-rate tax until June 30 due to the coronavirus epidemic. Hungarian media services will be given a tax break due to lost advertising revenues; evictions, confiscations and tax-related executions will be suspended; and during the state of emergency, various maternity entitlements will be extended. The decree lays down that taxpayers engaged in the specified activities will be exempt from the payment of ‘kata’ – the flat-rate tax of small taxpayer businesses – for the months of March, April, May and June 2020. From March 1, 2020, the state tax authority will not charge any penalties in relation to tax debts up to the month following the quarter in which the state of emergency is lifted and for the duration of payment by instalments.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Contactless payment limit raised to HUF 15,000 to help reduce virus
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
An aircraft carrying 11 tons of protective gear arrived from Shanghai at Budapest’s international airport this morning.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Hungarian Armed Forces increase presence along Hungary’s northern border
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has called on parliament to pass the government’s proposal to extend the state of emergency with regard to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Local and regional transport service providers will accept expired official documents verifying eligibility for travel discounts, including for those without up-to-date validation, until the 15th day following the end of the state of emergency declared due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology announced
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Government to seek Parliament’s support with bill on containment of coronavirus epidemic. the goal of the cabinet is for Parliament to confirm the measures adopted by the government so far, and to grant the cabinet a mandate to take further measures necessary for the fight against the coronavirus. During the epidemic, all necessary means must be made available for the most effective possible action also for the event that Parliament should not be able to remain in session in the usual manner.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Only visit the post office if it’s absolutely necessary
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People displaying mild symptoms must remain in stay-at-home quarantine. People with severe symptoms, those who fall into any of the high-risk groups and those who require hospital care will naturally be hospitalized.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Operative groups set up by the defense ministry have started working at 71 Hungarian companies to coordinate containment measures in connection with the novel coronavirus epidemic. The aim is to ensure the seamless operation of essential production lines and services.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The foreign ministry has set up a working group to organize the return of Hungarians stranded abroad. The group has been in talks with other central European countries to fly Hungarians home from distant countries.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Government sets up a humanitarian corridor for Romanians making their way from Austria to their homeland
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
suspending payments of principal, interest and fees on all retail and corporate loans. Minister Varga said contractual obligations to make repayments on loans would be suspended automatically. repayment moratorium
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
During the state of emergency, package delivery commerce aimed at supplying the population may also be performed without compulsory reporting and registration. However, during the course of commercial activities that are not registered and reported, no trips or events may be organized for the purposes of product demonstration.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
National Utilities (NKM) group companies suspend the reading of public utility meters
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Hungary is continuing to do everything possible to assure continuous freight shipments "We are continuing to do everything possible to assure continuous and unhindered freight transport, because this is necessary for the security of people’s supply, and for the functioning of countries’ economies," the foreign minister said. baby loans and student loans do not need to be repaid before December 31, and the APR on consumer loans can be no more 5.9 percent. Furthermore, in the tourism, hospitality, entertainment, gambling, film, event and sports service sectors, leases for non-residential premises may not be terminated until June 30, 2020.
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Half of the 9,000 companies that have responded so far to a survey by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK), concerning their response to the novel coronavirus, have indicated that they are putting contingency measures in place.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Following a cabinet meeting today, PM Orbán will make an announcement on his social media account.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Chief medical officer Cecília Müller said the number of test laboratories has been "significantly increased" Several hospitals to be designated as quarantine centers
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PM announces suspension of principal and interest payment liabilities on loans taken out by private individuals and businesses up to the present day have been suspended up to the end of the year. In the tourism, catering, entertainment, gaming, film, performing arts, events and sports services sectors, rental contracts relating to premises serving non-housing purposes cannot be terminated by ordinary notice until June 30, 2020. The government may extend the ban on termination in a decree. Rentals cannot be raised during the term of the state of emergency, even if it is otherwise allowed by the contract. In the case of businesses operating in these sectors, for the months of March, April, May and June 2020, employers will be exempt from the payment of contributions on wages.
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Government offices will only receive customers by appointment. Ban put in place for visiting residential social institutions
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2020-03-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
shops and restaurants (excluding food stores and pharmacies) must close at 3 p.m. due to the coronavirus epidemic does not apply to post offices. Post offices will receive customers during the opening hours stated at the entrance. It is important that this regulation does not yet apply to the services sector – such as nail parlors, hairdressers and gymnasiums – meaning that they may remain open beyond 3 p.m. At the same time, we strongly advise everyone to comply with disease control precautions.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Failure to comply with the rules set by the authorities concerning the coronavirus outbreak will constitute a misdemeanor and be punishable with a fine of up to HUF 500,000 (EUR 1,500).
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The organizations of pediatricians are asking parents not to take their children suspected of having contracted coronavirus infection to surgeries or pediatric duty wards. They should instead call their pediatric practitioners or one of the toll-free numbers.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
only Hungarian citizens will be allowed to enter the country. The restriction relates to all road, railway, water and air borders. Hungarian rail company MÁV has announced that passenger rail services between Hungary and Austria and between Hungary and Ukraine have been suspended. Road freight traffic between Hungary and Slovenia is still ongoing
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Scheduled chimney checks suspended in Budapest
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) has suspended customer services in eight locations in Pest County.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
public liturgy will be "suspended." Funerals are the only exception, but "will have to be held in a simple and brief form."
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
, hospitals are suspending elective surgeries and examinations due to the coronavirus infection; only emergency interventions will be carried out. The delivery of test results has also been suspended. The results of diagnostic procedures can be downloaded in the Electronic Health Care Service . , BEK’s hospital at Királyhágó út will be turned into a disease control hospital in the next few days. They have also provided for the immediate procurement of twenty anaesthetic machines capable of long-term ventilation. Screening tests, including lung X-rays and outpatient care at the physiotherapy department, have been temporarily suspended. The therapeutic treatment of oncology patients continues, the local oncology team decides about the urgency of surgery, while patients treated at the department whose treatment can continue at home are being released.
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
set up an action group of Hungarian virologists
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Those who may have been infected are being quarantined for 2 weeks.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all events in Hungary will be banned starting at midnight on Monday, adding that sporting events should be held behind closed doors unless the organizers cancel those events altogether.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
only follow credible news sources. warning against fake news. The Hungarian government has created the conditions for clear, credible and reliable information flow on the coronavirus epidemic, and citizens can find the latest, clearest and most accurate information on the infection on koronavirus.gov.hu or abouthungary.hu in english. arrests have been made for spreading fake news
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Elementary and high schools are closed from 16 March
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
all schools closure
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
no flights from Italy will be received in Hungary
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Border checks with Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
A sign from the authorities ("red card") must be posted on the door which serves as a warning to everyone that there is a person inside who is under disease control observation. By violating the rules of quarantine, the person under observation commits a crime. People selected for compulsory home quarantine are required to dispose of household rubbish sealed in double bags and then discarded in the bin. They are allowed to take delivery of any mail or other delivery at the door as these instances do not qualify as close physical contact. Proceeding in the same manner, they are also allowed to receive food brought for them by relatives. Those in quarantine who are unable to arrange for their supplies can request assistance from the local government.
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
he Hungarian government reintroduced border controls with Austria to allow the country to effectively enforce the entry ban introduced yesterday on those arriving from Italy, China, South Korea, and Iran. Hungarian citizens returning from these countries are exempt from the ban but must submit to a two-week voluntary quarantine under the threat of penalty. border controls will primarily be the responsibility of the 5th Infantry Brigade and the 24th Reconnaissance Regimen
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Students are forbidden to enter the premises of higher education institutions.
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
he expired official documents valid in the territory of Hungary of Hungarian nationals will remain valid for a period of 15 days extending beyond the end of the state of emergency.
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All indoor events larger than 100 and outdoor events above 500 will be prohibited. Gatherings of large groups will be banned to stop the spread of coronavirus. outdoor venues with an audience of more than 500 people are banned. Enforcing this restriction is the responsibility of the organizer or the venue operator.
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities will be temporarily closed. Education may be continued via e-learning.
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has pledged government support for economic players that suffer losses due to the coronavirus.Government allocates over HUF 8 billion for the response to the coronavirus outbreak
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Ban on arrivals from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran. According to the government directive, foreigners coming from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran will not be allowed to enter Hungary’s territory. Consequently, Hungary will not welcome trains, buses or flights from these four countries. Hungarian citizens, of course, can return home, but they will be placed in quarantine.
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Non-nationals arriving from China, Italy, Iran, Israel, South Korea are not allowed to enter. Nationals and residents may enter but must quarantine for 14 days.
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public gatherings banned of more than 100 indoors and more than 500 outdoors.
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The foreign ministry has decided that visas issued to Iranian citizens that have not yet been stamped may not enter Hungary. No action will be taken against any Iranians who have a valid visa and are already present in Hungary unless they break the law or refuse to abide by epidemic measures. People who refuse to cooperate will be detained by the immigration police for six months, which can be extended for another six months, before being deported.
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Lakatos said any foreign patients who refuse to cooperate with the authorities risk being expelled from Hungary
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Don’t go to a doctor in person, but phone your GP or the special virus helpline
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2020-03-09 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Budapest Airport announced that Liszt Ferenc International Airport would not receive flights from Milan, Bergamo, or Treviso from today onwards
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2020-03-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Visiting restrictions put in place at hospitals and homes for the elderly
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2020-03-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
the Hungarian government has decided to cancel this weekend’s March 15 state national holiday celebrations due to the coronavirus.
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Regarding protective face masks, the operative board decided that stocks of medical masks should be used to meet the needs of the general public, and 300,000 masks were delivered on Friday morning. A production line with capacity to make 25,000 masks was also re-started early this month in Debrecen.
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The operative board is also setting up a Facebook page, in addition to the existing information channels, in order to provide information on the new virus.
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Hungarian authorities have so far tested 4,927 people for coronavirus at entry points into the country, 408 of which received preliminary medical checks.
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2020-03-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary is suspending the admission of illegal migrants into the transit zone on the country’s southern border for the foreseeable future given "a link between the new coronavirus and migration".
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
PM Orbán warned Hungarians not to travel to infected areas but also assured them that "the government is working around the clock".
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2020-02-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Employees of the interior, defense and foreign ministries, the human resources ministry, the innovation and technology ministry, the national public health center, the disaster management center and the crime analysis center are cooperating to provide verified information via email and a 24-hour phone hotline.
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2020-02-05 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
National Ambulance Service (OMSZ) are checking travelers entering Hungary for coronavirus at six major border crossings across the country. Their temperature is being taken and those with a fever will be isolated
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2020-02-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
"operative board" has been set up to coordinate the actions of state authorities that would be involved in preventing the spread of the virus and an epidemic that could follow. Exchanges of information between these authorities are ongoing and regular meetings have been held to discuss completed and future tasks.
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2020-02-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
action plan drafted: hotline for information on virus est., stocks of medical supplies reinforced as well as lab capcaity
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2020-02-03 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All passengers arriving from China at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport are being tested for symptoms of the coronavirus.
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