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The government has decided to amend restrictions for travellers from countries in the Visegrad Group, the deputy head of the operative board in charge of coronavirus-related measures said on Monday.

Earlier regulations for travellers from V4 countries expired on September 30, Róbert Kiss told an online press conference.

Hungarian citizens and family members returning to Hungary from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, if they had booked accommodation in any of the V4 countries prior to the introduction of the current restrictions, are exempted from quarantine if they present one negative PCR test result, he said. Until November 1, Czech, Polish and Slovak citizens who have booked accommodation in Hungary for October prior to the introduction of the restrictions also get exemption from quarantine if they present one negative PCR test result, he added.

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The Visegrad Group has a vested interest in keeping central Europe’s economy going while curbing the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after a meeting with his Visegrad Group counterparts in Lublin, in southern Poland, on Friday. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia are working to set up a coordination mechanism […]Continue reading

The government decree enters into force on Tuesday, he said.

Szijjártó: Visegrad Group in cooperation against coronavirus

With the coronavirus pandemic posing new challenges for everyone, the countries of the Visegrad Group are working to further tighten their cooperation in tackling the crisis, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said after talks with Tomas Petricek, his Czech counterpart, in Prague on Monday.

“We are in agreement that a mechanism should be set up to coordinate measures and exchange experiences,” Szijjártó said.

Szijjártó informed his negotiating partner that Czech nationals who had earlier booked holidays in Hungary could, similarly to last month, freely enter the country in October.

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