The Hungarian Government announced further measures on March 16th to combat the spread of COVID 19.
These include the closure of all borders to foreigners from midnight on Monday, March 16th. Only Hungarian citizens and EEA citizens with a residence permit or an address card (Lakcímkártya) will be allowed to enter the country. It is not clear yet whether all international flights and trains will be stopped or if the airport will remain open, but we can expect airlines to start scaling back or cancelling their services in the coming days.
If Irish citizens wish to leave Hungary they should consider doing so in the coming days. For flight information, please contact your airlines.
The Embassy is currently closed to the public in line with the Hungarian Government’s efforts to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
For emergency queries only please call the Embassy on +36 1 301 4960. If there is no answer, please leave a message and your name and contact details clearly and your call will be returned. The Embassy email (email@example.com) will also be monitored. Alternatively you can call the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
Urgent and emergency consular services will be prioritised during this time.
All passport applications should be made online until further notice. Visa applications will be curtailed during this time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.