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Coronavirus: Passenger Rail Travel Suspended between Serbia and Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.13.

Passenger rail services between Serbia and Hungary will be suspended indefinitely from Tuesday due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, railway traffic information service Mávinform has said.

Serbia’s railway company is suspending rail services at the Kelebia border crossing from July 14 due to the status of the epidemic in the country, Mávinform said in a statement.

The Ivo Andric international high-speed trains running on the Budapest-Belgrade line will now only run between Budapest and Kelebia, it added.

MÁV-Start is offering a total refund for international tickets, the statement said.

The Orbán government announced on Sunday that it would introduce international travel restrictions from Wednesday with the aim of preventing a new wave of the coronavirus epidemic. The government has classified countries into “red”, “yellow” and “green” categories, based on the severity of the situation in each. As of now, Serbia is “yellow.”

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