Budapest Airport implements document check and medical screening to all arriving passengers

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A government decree enters into force at midnight on Tuesday 1 September which only permits foreign citizens to enter Hungary under certain conditions. From 1 September, all arriving passengers are subject to a document check and medical screening at Budapest Airport. Non-exempted foreign citizens who are not allowed to enter the country can wait in the part of the transit area dedicated for this purpose until departure. Together with the airport authorities, Budapest Airport is prepared to manage the situation, and has introduced the necessary measures.

Medical screening and document checks

As a main rule, based on the government decree effective as of 1 September 2020, the territory of Hungary may be entered in passenger traffic by Hungarian citizens; subject to the nature of their journey, other special provisions and detailed rules pertain to foreign citizens, which can also be found on the website of Budapest Airport: Separate provisions pertain to participants and organizers of sports events and employees of affiliated companies. A separate regulation pertains to entry into Hungary from the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia by Hungarian citizens and the citizens of these countries:

In case passengers intend to cross the border at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, the Budapest District XVIII Police Command may grant an exemption from the travel restriction applicable to foreign citizens, in cases warranting special treatment. Individual leniency applications can be submitted at the following link:

The Airport Police Directorate checks the travel documents of the passengers of all flights at the border crossing point and subjects them to mandatory medical screening (body temperature measurement), with the involvement of Budapest Airport’s contracted medical service provider.

We would hereby like to inform passengers that since, in accordance with the relevant government decree, passengers need to be questioned in detail and their data needs to be recorded prior to entering the country, the document control requires more time than previously. To facilitate the seamlessness of the entry process, Budapest Airport and the Airport Police Directorate ask passengers to complete, before traveling, the new quarantine form to be uploaded onto Budapest Airport’s website on 1 September, and to hand it over to authority personnel during border control.

We would like to call attention to the fact that those who need to enter a quarantine pursuant to the regulations may exempt themselves from such quarantine with two negative SARS-CoV-2 test results carried out in Hungary with at least 48 hours difference.

Together with the Airport Police Directorate, Budapest Airport is prepared to implement the relevant border controls. To ensure a seamless process, the document checks will take place at three different locations in Terminal 2.

We ask all travelers to monitor the travel information issued by their airline and Budapest Airport’s website for all other relevant information.


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Source: Budapest Airport