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Coronavirus: More and More Countries Advise Against Traveling to Hungary

Hungary Today 2021.11.17.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified Hungary, together with the Czech Republic and Iceland, at level 4, the most dangerous level with regard to the coronavirus. Therefore, it advises citizens against entering these countries. However, those who absolutely want to travel there should get vaccinated, they say.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translation by Júlia Tar

Level 4 at the CDC means when at least 500 infected people per 100,000 population per day are identified in the past 28 days. Currently, more than 70 countries have been placed in this most dangerous category, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Japan, India, Pakistan, Liberia, Gambia, and Mozambique, on the other hand, fell to level 1.

Almost All of Hungary Marked Dark Red on Epidemiological Map of EU
Almost All of Hungary Marked Dark Red on Epidemiological Map of EU

Meanwhile, the Hospital Association has confirmed that a total of 20 percent of beds in hospitals providing Covid care must be freed up, per county, and that if more space is available, facilities can continue to perform postponable surgeries.Continue reading

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), most counties in Hungary are already “at high risk” from an epidemiological point of view. As recently as Friday, the German government classified Austria – with the exception of two municipalities and the Rißtal Valley on Lake Achen – as well as the Czech Republic and Hungary as high-risk areas because of the high levels of new covid infections. Unvaccinated and unrecovered people must be quarantined after returning from these countries. The Czech Republic also placed Hungary in the red category on Monday, along with the Netherlands, Greece, Andorra, and the Balearic Islands. This means that those unvaccinated or not recovered returning from these countries will have to undergo additional formalities.

Sources: 24.hu, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SchengenVisaInfo

Featured image: An employee asks an arriving passenger to keep his distance at the Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest on July 17,  2020. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI