Non-Hungarian nationals may enter the territory of Hungary only in exceptional cases, and exemption to the rules of entry may only be granted by the appropriate police agency at the point of entry into Hungary, or at the 18th District Police Station of the Budapest Police Headquarters upon entry at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
The police agency may authorise entry if the applicant proves that the purpose of entry is:
1. participation in a procedural step of a Hungarian judicial or administrative procedure, proven with an instrument issued by a Hungarian court or authority,
2. receipt of health care with the referral of a health institution or other appropriate proof,
3. a study or examination obligation based on student or pupil status, if proven with a certificate issued by the educational institution,
4. passenger travel related to work associated with forwarding, the purpose of which is travel to the point of departure of the forwarding assignment (location for starting work), or return home by passenger travel after said work, if proven with the certificate issued by the employer,
5. participation in family events (marriage, baptism, funeral),
6. caring for or nursing a relative in accordance with Act V of 2013 of the Civil Code,
7. participation in an international, major religious event, or
8. other equitable grounds.
The application may be submitted only by electronic means using the relevant electronic forms in Hungarian or English. The original copy of the submitted document must be presented upon entry to the territory of Hungary.
Upon entry to Hungary, the passenger may be subjected to a medical examination. If such examination determines a suspicion of infection, the passenger may not be permitted to enter the territory of Hungary. If there is no suspicion of infection, the passenger shall be accommodated in quarantine designated by the competent epidemiological authority for 10 days, or in official home quarantine. The passenger may be granted exemption, if they present two negative tests in conformity with professional medical regulations within 5 days, with at least 48 hours difference between the tests.