Budapest’s spas and baths are gradually reopening. Six of them are already accepting patrons, with more to open their doors in the coming weeks. But guests who want to enjoy the relaxing experience of spas have to expect strict hygiene rules, turizmus.com reports.
From May 1st, six spas are already open to visitors in Budapest including the Széchenyi, Gellért, Rudas, Lukács, Paskál, and Csillaghegy Árpád Thermal Baths.
The Palatinus and Pesterzsébet Baths are preparing to open on Pentecost (23rd of May).
Finally, from the beginning of June, the Dandár Baths, the Roman Beach, and the Pesterzsébet Baths will also welcome guests.
All venues require adult patrons to present immunity certificates, and minors will have to be accompanied by an adult with one.
The staff is carrying out extensive cleaning and disinfection work in all baths. Reopening can only take place after the pools have been fully inspected. Pool water is disinfected according to the regulations and its quality is checked every two hours.
Due to the pandemic, several rules (e.g. use of slippers, showering before using the pools) are being closely monitored. Visitors are forbidden to enter the bathing area without slippers.
In front of the cash desks and at the buffets, keeping a safe distance is compulsory.
The use of masks covering the nose and mouth is compulsory for all guests during entry and for the duration of their stay in the enclosed areas of the baths, except for the pool area, sauna, and steam room. Masks are not required in the open-air parts of the spas.
Tickets are available at the same prices as before the coronavirus pandemic, with the option of children’s, student, and pensioner tickets, as well as the family ticket which offers substantial discounts.
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