Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Hungary’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
There are multiple reports of widespread military activity in Ukraine. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Hungary. See Safety and security
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.
Some 700,000 British nationals visit Hungary each year (pre-COVID-19 data).
If you’re living in or moving to Hungary, read the Living in Hungary guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you are planning to attend any of the summer music festivals in Hungary this year, see this guide for more information.
If your passport is lost or stolen, you will need to apply online for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD). A valid passport is needed to leave Hungary.
The Budapest Pride March will take place on 23 July. You should take care if you’re planning to attend the march, as counter demonstrations are possible. You should follow the instructions of local authorities who are policing the event. See Local laws and customs
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, monitor the media coverage of local events and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Hungary, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
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