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Hungarian Women Qualify for the Olympics in Water Polo

Jan 23, 2021

The Hungarian women's water polo team has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by beating host nation Italy 13-10 this Saturday at the Olympic qualification tournament in Trieste. In the semifinal of the competition organized by the international aquatics federation FINA, the Hungarians took a 3-0 lead early in the match and later increased it to […]

Night Curfew Extended in Hungary

Dec 7, 2020

The current curfew and strict measures will remain in place until January 11, which means that there will still be a curfew between 8 pm and 5 am, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán announced this Monday. The prime minister added that it will only be decided on December 21 whether Christmas Eve can be an exception […]

Countryside as Energy Boost

There are at least two things that I have learned since I started my life as a diplomat 35 years ago. First, that time flies. Even if three or four years may seem as an eternity when you arrive to your new posting, there are so many things in your work that will absorb you […]

New Danube Bridge Between Hungary and Slovakia

Sep 18, 2020

The Monostor Bridge built between Komárom and Komárno, mainly from European Union funds, has been inaugurated in the presence of the two countries' prime ministers. "This inauguration, too, stands as proof of the fact that rather than dividing them, the Danube connects Hungarians and Slovaks together," Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán said. His Slovak counterpart, Igor […]

Hungarian-Romanian Motorway Border Crossing Point Opens

Sep 4, 2020

The second motorway border crossing between Hungary and Romania was handed over on Friday in the presence of the Hungarian and Romanian Foreign Ministers and the Romanian Minister of Transport. The Nagykereki-Bors II. motorway border crossing connects the Hungarian M4 motorway with the five-kilometer section of the Romanian A3 motorway. On the Hungarian side, a […]

Relatively Low Decline on the Hungarian Car Market

Jul 27, 2020

In the first half of this year, 25.3% fewer new cars were sold in Hungary than in the same period last year. This figure is the most favorable in the Central and Eastern European region, with the decline in the surrounding countries typically being above 30%. In addition to Hungary, it was only the Czech […]

More Births and Fewer Deaths in the First Half of 2020

Jul 26, 2020

In the first half of 2020, the number of births was 5.5% more and that of deaths 5.5% less in Hungary than in the corresponding period of 2019 according to preliminary data. As a result, the natural decrease declined by 23% or 6,024 compared to the first half of 2019, According to data by the […]

Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients under 500

May 22, 2020

During today's Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said the epidemic curve is still pointing downwards. There are currently 483 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus. According to official figures, the number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,678. There are 11,688 people in compulsory home quarantine, […]

Narrow gauge train at the Almamellék station in southern Hungary

Narrow-Gauge Railway Restarts with Restrictions Lifted

May 17, 2020

The seven-kilometer long Zselic narrow gauge railway in south-central Hungary has begun operation this week-end. It is one of several such railways that has re-started service after most of the restrictions introduced due to the Covid-19 situation were lifted in the countryside earlier this month. Built in 1901, the railway line makes it possible to […]

Tax Relief for Hungarian Air Companies

May 16, 2020

Hungarian airlines will receive a tax credit, according to the Hungarian Gazette published Friday night. According to this, the tax credit is available to companies with at least 10 employees whose main activity is one of the following: manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft; aircraft, spaceship repair; or air passenger transport - and sales fell by […]

Coronavirus testing at the Siklós Hospital, S Hungary

Pandemic: Low Infection Rate Measured in Hungary

May 12, 2020

Partial results of a nationally representative coronavirus screening test show that there are 2.4 infected people per ten thousand people, which means a maximum of 7,230 people infected if the results are projected to the total population. So far, 46.5% of the nearly 18,000 people to be tested in the study have been screened by […]

Doctors in the Szent László hospital in Budapest

Hungary: Official Number of Pandemic Deaths Over 400

May 9, 2020

The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus now stands at 3,213. There are 904 people recovered and 405 deceased with another 13 elderly people passing away. Nationwide, there 10,927 people in compulsory home quarantine. The official number of samples tested in an accredited laboratory by the authorities since the outbreak of the pandemic […]

Pandemic Update: 392 Deaths in Hungary

May 8, 2020

During this Friday's Operational Group press conference, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller reported a steady increase in the number of people recovered. She said that more tests are being carried out and nearly 100,000 samples have so far been taken. The confirmed number of people currently infected with the coronavirus in Hungary is 1,921 (1,199 […]

The Danube Bend at Zebegény, N Hungary

Pandemic: Hungarian Tourism Collapses

May 7, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, in March 2020, the number of nights spent by international tourists in Hungary fell by 68% and that of nights spent by domestic tourists by 61% compared to the same period of the previous year in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community […]

Covid-19 patient treated in Budapest's Szent László Hospital

300th Covid-19 related Patient Dies in Hungary

Apr 29, 2020

Another nine people (all of them suffering from chronic illnesses) died of the Covid-19 disease in Hungary in the past 24 hours, raising the official number of deceased in the current pandemic to 300 in this country. The confirmed number of people infected with the coronavirus now stands at 2,727. There are 10,071 people in […]

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