, onward/return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds required. Visa not required for stay of up to 90 days
HIV test required for persons staying longer than 1 year.
For longer stays and employment, visas must be obtained
before you travel. Submit a passport with minimum validity of six months, signed visa application form, 1 passport photo, and pay a $60-$90 fee, depending on visa type. Proof of means of transportation, lodging arrangement, and financial means is also required. For more information, check with the
Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
3910 Shoemaker St., NW
Washington, DC 20008 (202/362-6730)
Or the nearest Consulate General
New York (212/752-0661) or
Los Angeles (310/473-9344).
More information from the Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C., Consular Affairs pages
- EU citizens can travel to Hungary without a visa, however they will need a valid passport (citizens of Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, and the United Kingdom) or ID card.
Visa not required
for the citizens of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, and the US.
Holders of diplomatic or service passports
from the following countries are partially exempt from visa requirements: South Africa, China, and Russia.
Length of stay
Foreign citizens' permitted length of stay in Hungary is usually 90 days
Illness or an accident abroad may mean extra travel, accommodation and repatriation costs, therefore you may want to take out travel insurance before you leave your country.
In general, there are no immunisation requirements when travelling in the EU. To stay on the safe side, however, US citizens may want to be up to date on their routine vaccinations.
Traveling with pets
There are more and more pet friendly accommodations available
in Hungary, and
A pet passport
was introduced in 2004 in the EU, which makes it easier to travel with pets...
Please take your prescription with you if you are carrying prescribed medicines. Do not exceed the quantities needed for your personal use during your trip, as large quantities of drugs can create suspicion. Also note the restrictions applying to carrying liquids, gels, and/or aerosols on flights.
Currency & Exchange
Hungary’s national currency is the Hungarian Forint
). While some Hungarian businesses may accept payment in Euro
(€), travelers should exchange money to the local currency (HUF) before paying with cash for goods or services
Access to healthcare
European quality healthcare is generally available throughout Hungary, however not all doctors or dentists are contracted for the services of the National Health Insurance (Orszagos Egeszsegbiztositasi Penztar) and thus costs of the healthcare may vary significantly
Please read through the following before your travel
Hungary has 230 Volts, 50 cycle alternating current (230 V/50 Hz), and two-pin plugs are standard.