Foreign travel advice



Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum.

There are occasional political demonstrations in Budapest and elsewhere in the country. Some take place on or close to important national holidays with a political relevance, such as 15 March (anniversary of 1848 Revolution) and 23 October (anniversary of 1956 anti-Soviet Uprising). Peaceful political demonstrations have occasionally ended in violence. You should avoid all political demonstrations.

Delays are possible at the Hungarian borders with Austria and Serbia due to police and border enforcement action as a result of significant numbers of people seeking to transit these countries. You should carry your passport when crossing any of Hungary’s borders.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around 400,000 British nationals visit Hungary each year.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.