Hungarians allowed to travel to Austria with no restrictions

Hungarians can now cross into Austria without any coronavirus-related restrictions as Austria has "changed Hungary's safety risk assessment to positive", a spokesman for the central body coordinating efforts against the epidemic told a press conference on Monday.

Robert Kiss noted that Austria treated European citizens and nationals of third countries equally, with regard to the epidemic, based on its own risk assessment. People from countries considered high-risk by the Austrian authorities are only allowed to enter if they present a negative PCR test, he said. Austria’s restrictions do not affect earlier rules of international transit, Kiss added.

Chief medical officer: Hungary infection rate European average

According to the World Health Organisation, Hungary’s coronavirus infection rates are close to the European Union average, Hungary’s chief medical officer said.

Among European Union member states, Hungary is tenth regarding the number of infections in one million people, and 14th regarding the number of deaths, Cecilia Muller said.

Muller added that the number of infections is growing worldwide, including Hungary.

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