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The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 21 to 4,505 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.

The number of fatalities remains unchanged at 596, while 3,353 people have made a recovery.

There are 556 active infections and 73 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, six on ventilators.

Fully 8,083 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 339,163.

No More Free Coronavirus Testing for Inbound Travelers as of Saturday
No More Free Coronavirus Testing for Inbound Travelers as of Saturday

The entry restrictions from red and yellow classified countries will slightly change as of Saturday: the costs of coronavirus testing will no longer be paid for by the Hungarian state. In the middle of July, the government changed the entry regulations and quarantine requirements for both Hungarian citizens and foreign nationals entering Hungary. They listed […]Continue reading

New restrictions on entering the country came into force on July 12, with the aim of preventing the import of infections from abroad.

Foreign countries have been classed into three categories: red, yellow, green. The authorities are screening arrivals and taking action based on the severity of the infection rate in each country. This can include ordering home quarantine for 14 days and compulsory testing. The government and the chief medical officer review the classification of the countries on a weekly basis.

To avoid a flare-up of the epidemic, the government has cancelled the celebrations that draw large crowds on the August 20 national holiday, including the fireworks and the air show. The current ban on gatherings of more than 500 people will be extended beyond August 15.

Regional Breakdown of Active Cases Published Again
Regional Breakdown of Active Cases Published Again

The government has published the regional breakdown of active coronavirus cases for the first time after weeks of only disclosing the total number of cases nationwide. According to the newly published data, the vast majority of active cases are found in Budapest, while Békés remains the only county without any active coronavirus cases. In the […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the almost 17,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 670,000 deaths can be found here and here by country

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/MTI