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
With effect from midnight on 20 September, Hungary has been removed from Ireland’s 'green' (normal precautions) list, and the security status rating has been changed to ‘avoid non-essential travel.’ Passengers arriving into Ireland from Hungary will be requested to restrict their movements for 14 days. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. To ensure that this is being observed all passengers arriving to Ireland from Hungary are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. The form is available online and paper versions of the form are also available at points of entry into Ireland, if required. Failure to complete the form is an offence. Exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff. Check the Irish Government Advice Page for full information on these requirements.
Further advice for people who have recently returned from abroad is available from the HSE.
For flight information, please contact your airlines. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for travel updates @irlembbudapest
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 Department has also introduced new workplace arrangements in Dublin to combat the spread of Covid-19, please keep in mind that the processing of applications such as CDCs, FBRs and passports may take a little longer due to these temporary working arrangements. All applications are processed as fast as possible within these arrangements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.