Latest Travel Alert
Sziget Festival is on in Budapest from 8 – 15 August. Large crowds are expected in the city so you should be careful with your belongings and keep your passport in a safe place. If camping at Sziget, we encourage you to use the onsite lockers to keep your valuables and passport safe. Hot, sunny weather is expected, so stay in the shade where possible and drink plenty of water.
If you need help, visit the E4U Consular Assistance at Sziget or speak to the police (Rendörség) on the island. The Embassy can assist you with a lost passport or in the event of other emergencies.
Given recent terrorist attacks in European cities, Irish citizens are advised to follow the advice of police and local authorities and to exercise increased vigilance, especially if attending large public gatherings or other crowded locations. Attacks could occur at any time and could target tourist attractions, restaurants, transport hubs or other public areas.
Hungary is maintaining a medium-level (class 3) terror alert in place in the country, although no direct threats of terrorism have been reported. You should always be aware of your surroundings, and follow any instructions from the police (Rendörség) or security services.
When travelling within Hungary and to/from neighbouring countries, including Schengen member states, please be aware of the likelihood of more frequent ID checks. Cross border land routes (including trains) are likely to be subject to delays whilst rigorous checking of travel documents takes place, please bear this in mind when making travel plans.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
You can contact the emergency services in Hungary by dialling 112. Specific emergency numbers are:
- Fire Department: 105
- Ambulance: 104
Our tips for Safe Travels:
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
- Get a European Health Insurance Card
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:56:06 BST