Lawmakers approve changes to quarantine rules

Lawmakers on Monday approved several changes to Hungary's rules on quarantine which include increased fines for violators.

The new regulations raise the maximum fine that can be levied for breaches of home quarantine orders from 50,000 forints to 150,000 forints (EUR 410).

The resolution also streamlines rules on the three types of quarantine that can be applied by the authorities. Under the amendment, those entering Hungary from abroad will now be required to immediately begin self-isolation rather than having to wait until an official home quarantine order is issued.

The amendment proposals submitted by the head of the Prime Minister’s Office were approved with 117 votes in favour, 23 against and 19 abstentions.

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