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As one of the oldest European countries, Hungary boasts tremendous history and culture. Its capital city, Budapest, features a unique split of sides, Buda and Pest, across the banks of the Danube.
Buda is more suburban, but still has beautiful medieval history. Pest has the urban angle with markets, riverside promenades and café houses. Both sides are combined in Budapest to make for one truly unique capital city.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Hungary. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Hungary: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Infections not commonly found in North America, like measles and pertussis are in Europe. While there is no active outbreak in Hungary, make sure you’re protected before you go.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
You do not need a tourist visa to travel to Hungary for stays of up to 90 days. A valid passport is required for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Hungary fluctuates between hot, mild and cold.
Summers can be quite hot, with July being the warmest month and temperatures rising as high as the mid-90’s. Rainfall is light, but well distributed throughout the year. Thunderstorms sometimes occur in the later parts of the day.
Winters can be very cold when the temperatures in the teens, with January being the coldest month. South Hungary is a little warmer. But, it experiences snowfall in the Winter along with the rest of the country. Due to Bora (cold, powerful northeasterly winds) winters are colder, especially in the mountains. The country can occasionally experience snowstorms.
While Hungary is part of the European Union, it is still developing in many ways.
It is important to carry your passport with you at all times. Police may require you to show documentation to confirm your identity.
Be particularly careful on trains between Budapest and Vienna as there are regular reports of pick-pocketing on them. Foreigners have been drugged for robbery or sexual assault. Do not accept food or drink from anyone other than a server and keep your wits about you.
Remember not to walk alone at night and always keep your belongings secure. The U.S. State Department recommends that travelers only use metered taxis. This helps avoid shaky arrangements with taxi drivers on an unmetered fare.
When in Hungary, many visitors take an opportunity to enjoy a cruise on Danube.
There are many cruises to take on the river, with a surprising variety of features. Each involves tours of Budapest at several times of day, and some include wine, beer, or cocktail tastings.
Many cruises are also partnered with other events. After attending your chosen feature you may take the optional corresponding cruise.
Think ahead on what to pack by considering these suggestions:
All Americans visiting Hungary should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Hungary, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Budapest
Szabadság tér 12
H-1054 Budapest, Hungary
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