Hungary

This page presents the law in force at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic (the date of the highest number of daily cases in each country according to Johns Hopkins University as of June 2020). Legal restrictions on free movement are recorded. While not all restrictions are captured, we have sought to present those that go to the core of the right.

In case of comments/ corrections, please contact: katharina.o.cathaoir@jur.ku.dk

The date of the highest number of daily cases in each country according to Johns Hopkins University

10 April 2020: 210

COVID-19 related border restrictions

Closed to all non-citizens

Quarantine/self-isolation on arrival

Citizens, with exceptions

14 days mandatory

Restrictions on internal free movement

Must stay at home, but with exceptions for necessary purposes such as grocery shopping, medical help, accessing hairdressing etc

Stricter rules for persons over 65

Prohibition on entering/ leaving certain regions

Restrictions on outdoor gatherings

Alone/ together with household

Sanctions for breaching restrictions on free movement?

Yes (criminal)

More information

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus resource Centre

Peter Gaal, Zita Velkey,Viktoria Szerencses, (Ed) Erin Webb, Policy Responses Report Hungary, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, The COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Coronavirus outbreak in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications, Bulletin 1, 23 March

EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications, Hungary Bulletin 2, 4 May 2020

The Authorisation Act Hungary, Act  XII  of  2020 on  the  containment  of  Coronavirus (2020.  évi  XII.  törvény  a  koronavírus  elleni védekezésrol), 31 March 2020

Government Decree no. 71/2020 on restricting movement (71/2020. (III. 27.) Korm. rendelet a kijárási korlátozásról), 27 March 2020.

Government Decree no. 95/2020 on extending the restriction on movement (95/2020. (IV. 9.) Korm. rendelet a kijárási korlátozás meghosszabbításáról), 9 April 2020.

Hungary, Act XXXIV of 1994 on the Police (1994. évi XXXIV. törvény a rendorségrol), 1 May 1994