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Hungary

“Stunning architecture, vital folk art, thermal spas and Europe’s most exciting capital after dark are Hungary’s major drawing cards.” – Lonely Planet

Budapest Hungary Bridge

Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

If not fully vaccinated, must present a negative PCR no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

Money

Official currency: Ft Hungarian forint

Budget: Backpackers should budget for around €25 – €35 per day and mid range €60 -€70 per day. Food and beer is cheap if you go to the right spots and transportation and activities won’t break the bank either. Very budget friendly. 

Credit cards: Common, but some smaller businesses are cash only or will require a minimum. 

Tipping: 10% in bars, restaurants and taxis. It is considered rude not to. 

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Hungarian

Hi: Szia (see-ya)       Goodbye: Viszlát (veez-laat)

Thank-you: Köszönöm (kuh-suh-nem)

Yes: Igen (ee-ghen)      No: Nem

Beer: Sör (shuur) 

     Water: Vizet (vee-zet)

When to go

Shoulder season is prime time.  Mild temps and few crowds mean lower prices and more relaxed travels. This comes in the spring (April – May) and fall (September – October). June – August is high season so book early. Low season (November – March) is colder and wetter and experiences some seasonal closures but it’s also the cheapest.  Holiday season is beautiful in Budapest. 

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

Hungary travel guides 

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