Hungary to close borders to foreigners

Hungary to close borders to foreigners
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  • calendar-gray 28 August 2020

Hungary will not allow foreigners to enter the country from 1 September to curb the spread of coronavirus, the prime minister’s cabinet chief has said, APA reports quoting BBC. 

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said "most of the origins of new infections are foreign".

“Hungary is green, all other countries have turned red," Gulyas said, referring to the rise in coronavirus cases worldwide.

Gulyas said Hungarian citizens returning from abroad will be allowed to enter as long as they present two negative coronavirus tests or quarantine themselves for 14 days.

He said the government would specify other exceptions at a later date. The border closure will be maintained for a month, he added.

Hungary has fared better than some of its European neighbours, recording about 5,500 infections and 600 deaths to date.

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