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Hungary uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Hungarian
Hungary uses the Hungarian forint (symbol: Ft), code HUF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 forints. Forint is subdivided into 100 fillérs. Coins come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 forints.
Automatic teller machines are common in Hungary. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Hungary is on average 12.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Hungary is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about 2,366.54 HUF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Telekom, Telenor or Vodafone. Hungary uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Hungary upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Hungary, dial +, then 36 (the country code for Hungary), then the area code (without the initial 06) and the local number. For local calls within Hungary, start with the area code (with the initial 06). In the case above area code is 1 .
In Hungary you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.
Road assistance is available at 06-1-24-00-475 (SOS Hungary). For general news on Hungary's traffic use Útinform. For news on Hungary’s motorways and tolls use National Toll Payment Services (PLC) or VirPAY. Most popular petrol stations in Hungary are Eni, Shell, Avia, Lukoil, OMV, MOL and INA. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called benzin or Ólmozatlan motorbenzin (ESZ-95). Petrol costs about 334.33 HUF per liter.Diesel options are called dízel or Gázolaj.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
Cultural objects require a permit from the Hungarian National Office of Cultural Heritage.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicinal products for personal use should be accompanied by a medical certificate and prescription.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €150 for travellers under 15 years of age.
Goods infringing on intellectual property rights.
Animals are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture.
Hunting, sports, and self-defence firearms may be imported with a European Firearms Pass. Those that do not have this pass will be issued a firearms certificate based on their national firearms pass, provided that their stay does not exceed 90 days.
Meat and dairy products from non-EU countries will be subject to strict rules and veterinary inspections. For further information, please visit theMinistry of Agriculture.
Food of animal origin, such as meat and dairy products, from non-EU countries will be subject to inspection at the border.
Drugs and psychotropic substances require permission from the Health Authorization and Administration Office for Narcotic Drugs Department.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Hungary, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Hungary, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Hungary. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.