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COVID-19 Update: People with a vaccination certificate can freely travel to the Czech Republic and Greece

Hungary now has travel agreements with 9 countries.

Hungary has now established a free-travel agreement with Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bahrain, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, Greece and the Czech Republic to mutually recognize each other’s vaccination certificates. Now citizens of these countries can freely travel, regardless of the type of vaccine received, to Hungary and vice versa. 

Thanks to the new agreement, vaccinated Hungarians and Czechs can now travel between the two countries without any quarantine or testing obligations, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, announced on Friday.

He added that hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Czech Republic and Hungary every year, and now they will have the opportunity to visit the sights in Prague, Budapest and Brno or the spa towns in Balaton and Hévíz. 

He also emphasized that Hungarians can now enter Greece without being quarantined with a vaccination certificate issued in English or Greek, or with a PCR test no older than 72 hours. 

The Greek authorities will accept vaccines from all manufacturers used in Hungary; however, travelers must wait 14 days after their second vaccination shot for their certificate to be accepted in Greece. 

In addition, the certificate issued by the public body must contain the following information in English: the full name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccine used, and the number and dates of the doses administered. Vaccination certificates that do not contain this information will not be valid.

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