Entry into Hungary from Austria will be permitted if people present a document showing the negative result of a test for novel coronavirus carried out in the previous four days, according to a government decree published on Thursday.
But if Covid-19 symptoms become apparent within 14 days of entry, home quarantine will be obligatory and the authorities must be notified by phone.
The rule also applies to anyone with permanent residence in Hungary who is a citizen of a European Economic Area country.
The regulation does not apply in the case of freight carriers crossing the border.
The government is negotiating with neighboring countries on the possibility of opening additional crossings, according to a police official.
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