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Coronavirus: Hungary Opens Humanitarian Corridor for Travellers Crossing the Country

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.04.

Travellers, who otherwise are not allowed to travel to Hungary under the restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, are offered a humanitarian corridor to transit Hungary, effective from midnight on Friday (July 3), the national police said on its website.

The measure was announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday. He said that citizens of non-EU countries, except for Serbia, would not be allowed to enter Hungary, because “that would be against the health interest of Hungarians.” However, they can pass through the country via a humanitarian corridor, provided COVID-19 infection is not suspected.

Travellers passing through the country are required to use a designated route, are only allowed to use designated filling stations and service areas, and need to leave the country’s territory as soon as possible. Compliance with the regulations is monitored by the police and the Hungarian Armed Forces.

photo: police.hu

Travellers are required to use the following border crossing points: Hegyeshalom, Rajka, Hont-Parassapuszta, Tornyosnemeti, Zahony, Beregsurany, Csengersima, Vallaj, Nyirabrany, Artand, Gyula, Battonya, Csanadpalota, Nagylak, Roszke, Tompa, Udvar, Letenye, and Tornyiszentmiklos, the police website said.

featured photo: Zoltán Máthé/MTI