The government has extended the list of countries from which people on business trips can return to Hungary without facing travel restrictions.
Previously, any Hungarian citizen who returned from a business trip was not required to go into home quarantine if they could prove that their travel was economic. Two changes were brought to this initial ruling.
The first new regulation allowed Hungarians on business travel from countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area, as well as the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to be free of home quarantine.
The second regulation gave this authorization to a selected number of countries, including the United States, China, Russia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Singapore, Bahrein, and the United Arab Emirates.
The list has now been extended to include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. People who travel to Hungary from these countries for business related purposes no longer face restrictions.
Hungarian citizens are not the only ones impacted by these new laws. Any citizen or person living for more than 90 days in the EU, EEA, or the selected countries who needs to go on a business trip to Hungary can do so without having to go into quarantine.
Still, anyone travelling for non-business-related purposes, from anywhere in the world, will need to go into quarantine.
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