Following an increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, the Hungarian government decided to close its borders to foreigners. Hungary will close its borders on September 1st, a decision made after Hungarian Minister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyas, told a news conference that most of those infected came from abroad.
According to today's report, coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was detected in 158 new Hungarian citizens, thus increasing the number of infected persons identified in Hungary to 5.669. The number of deaths remained unchanged at 614, and 3759 have already recovered. The number of active infected persons is 1296.
Coronavirus in Hungary is on the rise and this is the main reason for closing the border to foreigners, and Hungarians returning from abroad will have to go into self-isolation from which they will be able to get out only if they have two negative tests on COVID-19.
Although foreign nationals are generally not allowed to enter Hungary from 1 September, there are exceptions, such as business trips between affiliated companies, business and diplomatic trips, military convoys, humanitarian workers and the like.