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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Hungary starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Hungary. All tourists entering Hungarian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Hungarian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
Even through Hungary is part of Schengen area, visitors can enter or leave the country only from the border crossing point (this involves the borders with Croatia, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia).

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Hungarian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs. Goods can be imported into Hungarian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g) if arriving by air.
  • Cigarettes (40), cigarillos (20), cigars (10), tobacco (50g) if arriving by other means.
  • Alcohol: Wine (4L), beer (16L), spirits over 22% (1L), spirits under 22% (2L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg) if arriving by air.
  • Cigarettes (40), cigarillos (20), cigars (10), tobacco (50g) if arriving by other means.
  • Alcohol: Wine (90L), beer (110L), spirits over 22% (10L), spirits under 22% (20L)

To prevent the illegal export of cultural goods (items more than 50 years old) travelers must apply for a special license.

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Hungary with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

List of American diplomatic offices in Hungary

Embassy of United States in Budapest, Hungary

Address: Szabadsag ter 12, 1054 Budapest, HungaryCheck on map

Phone: (36-1) 475-4400

Fax: (36-1) 475-4764



Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

List of Hungarian diplomatic offices in United States of America

Consulate General of Hungary in Los Angeles,California, United States

Address: 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410 Los Angeles, California 90025.Check on map

Phone: 001-310 473-93-44

Fax: 001-310 479-64-43


Consulate General of Hungary in New York, United States

Address: 223 East 52nd Street New York, N.Y.10022Check on map

Phone: 00-1-212 752-0669 / 00-1-212 752-0661

Fax: 00-1-212 755-5986


Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Hungary in Boston, USA

Address: 111 Huntington Avenue, 26th floor Boston, MA 02199-7610Check on map

Phone: 617-342-4022



Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Washington DC, USA

Address: 3910 Shoemaker Street, N.W., 20008 USACheck on map

Phone: (202)-362-6730

Fax: .



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About Hungary

Capital: Budapest
  • Hungarian 99.6%;
  • English 16%;
  • German 11.2%;
  • Russian 1.6%;
  • Romanian 1.3%;
  • French 1.2%;
  • Other 4.2%

Area: 93,030 KM2
Population: 9,982,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Calling Code: +36

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