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Budapest Airport Expects Passenger Numbers to Fall to 3,000 Daily

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.03.

Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport is expecting that passenger numbers will come to only around 3,000 daily due to the new coronavirus-related restrictions, the communications director of operator Budapest Airport said on Thursday.

So far, only discount airline Wizz Air has cancelled flights, keeping only 12 of their 73 destinations, Katalin Valentinyi told public news broadcaster M1. The airport expects further cancellations next week, she added.

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Wizzair has announced that it will significantly reduce its number of flights, and from September 7th, flights will only depart to the most frequented destinations. The low-budget airline justified the decision with the border closure. The company had already indicated on Saturday that it will be forced to cancel some flights due to the government […]Continue reading

The airport has re-introduced temperature checks and checks the documents of all passengers wishing to enter Hungary, Valentinyi said. They also have to complete a “quarantine form”, she added.

Those not eligible to enter the country will have to wait in the transit zone, she said, adding that very few, barely 20 such passengers arrived since Tuesday when the restrictions took effect. They detected no passengers with coronavirus-like symptoms, she said.

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Coronavirus: Budapest Airport Implements New Entry Rules

Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport is implementing new rules for passengers entering the country, the airport’s operator said on Tuesday. Budapest Airport told MTI that airport police are carrying out passport and ID checks of all passengers disembarking from all flights, as well as measuring their temperature, but this is expected to result in procedures […]Continue reading

The ban on entry by foreigners, with some exceptions, was issued by the government in response to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, allegedly many originating abroad.

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