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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian 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 Australia 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 Australian 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.

Australia and Hungary
Hungarians were relatively scarce in Australia until the gold rush in 1850 and the influx fleeing cholera outbreaks, anti-Semitism and persecution after the unsuccessful uprising of 1848-49. Hungary’s rural depression between the 1890s and early 1900s saw many hundreds taking refuge in Australia. In 1939, Hungarian Jews fled the Nazis followed by Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors between 1945 and 1947.
Anti-Communists who predetermined Russian occupation of Hungary also fled before 17 000 Hungarians fled to Australia as refugees over the next five years. The end of 1957 saw Australia provide sanctuary to approximately 14 000 Hungarian refugees.
Australia and Hungary established full diplomatic relations in 1972. Bilateral agreements include treaties on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition, a bilateral Social Security Agreement, a Double Taxation Agreement, an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, an agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Material, and an Air Services Agreement. Young people from both countries are permitted to travel and work in each other’s country under the Work and Holiday visa arrangement.
Merchandise trade between the two definitely favours Hungary. Imports from Hungary are mainly passenger motor vehicles while Australian exports included medicaments and electronic integrated circuits. Total trade in services of almost eighty million Australian dollars was slight to Australia’s advantage. Australian investment in Hungary is almost ten times higher than Hungarian investment in Australia.
73,613 people in Australia are currently of Hungarian ancestry.
Australians can travel to Hungary with only a valid passport at the moment. When ETIAS is in force, Australians along with nationals from the 62 visa-exempt non-EU countries, will have to pay the fee to apply for ETIAS pre-authorisation before embarking.

List of Hungarian diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate General of Hungary in Sydney, Australia

Address: Suite 405, Edgecliff Center, 203-233 New South Head Road, P. O. Box 130, Edgecliff, NSW 2027

Phone: (02) 9328 7859; (02) 9328 7860


Office Hours: Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am - 1pm Telephone inquiries: Monday to Friday: 10 am - 3 pm

Embassy of Hungary in Australia

Address: 17 Beale Crescent, Deakin, ACT 2600Check on map

Phone: +61 (0)2/ 6282-3226

Fax: +61 (0)2/ 6285 3012



Office Hours: Monday to Friday between 9 am to 1 pm.

Medical Information

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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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Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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