Hungary allows entry to vaccinated Russian tourists

Hungary will allow entry to Russian visitors if they hold a Covid-19 immunity certificate as of Tuesday, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has announced.

The measure comes in response to Russia’s recent decision to resume issuing tourist and business visas to Hungarian citizens who hold a negative PCR test for coronavirus, Szijjarto said in a video posted on Facebook on Monday morning.

Szijjarto said the Hungarian government’s decision is aimed at reviving the country’s tourism sector which has been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Hungary has always been a popular destination for Russians, and the fact that vaccinated Russian tourists can visit Hungary again will immensely help the sector,” Szijjarto said.

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