Hungary will close the country’s borders to foreigners again next month “due to the development of the coronavirus epidemic situation," announced the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office on Friday.
“A general rule from 1 September, a foreign citizen may not enter the territory of Hungary. They can only do so with justified exceptions,” said the head of the Prime Minister's Office Gergely Gulyás, speaking at a news conference in Budapest.
Gulyás said Hungarians returning from abroad would have to self-isolate for 14 days unless they can present two negative coronavirus tests taken two days apart.
“The safety of the most vulnerable elderly people, the safety of children preparing to start school and the smooth operation of the economy must be ensured all at once,” he added.