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Foreign Minister: Consular Service Prepared to Help Hungarians in Need

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.02.

Hungary’s consular service is prepared to help any Hungarian citizens in need of assistance abroad, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Tuesday.

The Hungarian government has decided to close borders to foreigners starting 1st of September, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

With the ongoing surge in cases across the globe, the government’s top priority is to prevent a flare-up of the epidemic in Hungary and protect its citizens, Szijjártó said.

Coronavirus Entry Ban from September 1st: Details and Exceptions
Coronavirus Entry Ban from September 1st: Details and Exceptions

Last week, the Hungarian government announced that the country is closing its borders to foreigners starting on September 1st, re-introducing the border protection measures in force during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic. The government decree, issued by the prime minister, has been published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny on Sunday with the […]Continue reading

The minister also noted that there were a limited number of border crossings open, adding that the government discourages citizens from travelling abroad.

Szijjártó added that commuters from the countries that share a border with Hungary are exempt from the ban on entry by foreigners.

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