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Covid-19 Update

Novel Coronavirus

From 18 June, citizens of EU Member States can enter Hungary freely. There is no requirement to observe quarantine or self-isolation on entering. The country from where an EU citizen is travelling from is not considered. The only criteria is that you are a citizen of an EU Member State. 

The Hungarian Government continues to take certain measures aimed at controlling the spread of COVID 19. These include a social distancing rule of 1.5 m and the wearing of masks by everybody over 6 years old in shops and on public transport. 

If you are in Hungary, you should monitor developments regularly and follow the advice of local authorities. See links to relevant websites below. The Hungarian Government also has a 24-hour, free, English-speaking help-line: +36 80 277 455 & +36 80 277 456. 

Returning to Ireland

Passengers arriving in Ireland are required to complete a locator form and are asked to self-isolate for 14 days. For flight information, please contact your airlines. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for travel updates @irlembbudapest

Embassy Services

From 25 May 2020, the Embassy will re-open to the public but in a limited and with reduced capacity in order to comply with social distancing rules.

The Embassy is open Monday – Friday during the hours of 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00.
Consular services are by appointment only. Please phone the Embassy on +36 1 301 4960 or email us at budapestembassy@dfa.ie to arrange an appointment.

All passport applications should be made online.

Visa services will resume on a phased basis from Monday 22, June.
Only long-stay visas (‘D’ categories) will be processed initially.
No tourism or short-stay visas (‘C’ categories) will be processed at this time due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland.
Certain Priority/Emergency cases will continue to be processed as normal.
Those travelling will be expected to serve a 14-day period of self-isolation upon arrival to Ireland.
Please be assured that we fully intend to resume our full visa service just as soon as public health concerns have abated in line with Irish Government policy.
Please email budapestembassy@dfa.ie if you have any queries.

These changes which will remain in effect for the foreseeable future and will be reviewed depending on developments.

Stay safe. Thank you for your understanding.

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Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland
Bank Center,
Granite Tower, Floor VII,
Szabadsag ter 7,
Budapest 1054

Opening Hours

Closure Dates

Contact Us

Tel: +36-1-301-4960
Fax: +36-1-302-9599

 

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