There’s been considerable disruption to rail and road transport between Hungary and neighbouring countries, specifically Serbia and Austria. This is due to police and border enforcement action as a result of significant numbers of people seeking to transit through Hungary. There have also been incidents of violence and public disorder at the Hungary-Serbia border. Be alert to the risks of situations escalating quickly and follow the advice of the local authorities.
If you’re travelling by road or train, allow additional time for disruptions, be vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor local media, check with your carrier, and the Hungarian Railways (MÁV) website or customer service line (available in English +36 1 444 44 99), for up to date information.
Since the end of August 2015 there has been considerable disruption to rail and road transport from Budapest to the Austrian border. This is due to police and border enforcement action as a result of significant numbers of people seeking to transit through Hungary.
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Around 400,000 British nationals visit Hungary each year.
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