Expats in the CEE region can expect challenges and triumphs, but will undoubtedly learn to love where they live. The number of expats in the CEE region has fluctuated over the years, but a decent number remain today. The expat scene in Budapest is especially lively, since it has a large population of expats. In Budapest there are numerous expat clubs to get involved with. These include the British Women’s Association, the North American Women’s Association, Inter Nations, and many more. There are also clubs for people with specific hobbies, including a hiking groups and groups for sports fans.

Hungary is relatively accessible for expats because of an increased English language knowledge amongst Hungarians in recent years. This same increased usage of English also applies to the rest of the CEE region. In Budapest, there are English language options at the cinema, theatre, and bookshops, making the expat experience relatively easy. There are also several international grocery stores, meaning you can buy foods from home without leaving Budapest.

Inter Relocation’s blog features several stories of expats living in the CEE region and helpful guides for shopping and housing. Visit our blog to make the most of your expat life!

Prolongation of the validity of official documents under the second state of emergency as per Government Decree 500/20201.

  1. Prolongation of the validity of official documents

  • Official documents (IDs) issued by Hungarian authorities and valid in Hungary that expire during the state of emergency shall have an extended validity.
  • These will expire 60 days after the end of the state of
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The Second tier of protective measures applicable under the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in Hungary.

  1. Reinforcement of the mask mandate

  • Every person over the age of six must wear a mask:
  • on public transport
  • in any public area of settlements with a population over 10,000 where the local government prescribes as such, with the exception of sports activities and parks. At
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The latest key information about the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in Hungary including the new curfew regulation.

1. Curfew

  • Everybody is obliged to remain at their place of residence, stay or commercial accommodation from midnight to 5 a.m.

Exceptions:

  • performing work,
  • transferring to place of work,
  • transferring from work to place of residence/stay/accommodation
  • case of emergency threatening
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Here are the latest key information about the Quarantine regulations according to Act CIV of 2020.

Key points

  • Travel and entry restrictions and exceptions are unchanged.
  • For those who fall under a quarantine regulation, quarantine is automatic, no further decree is required. All details are communicated by the border guard.
  • The person entering at the time of entry has to
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We would like to give you an update on the recent regulations valid for entering Hungary. The below is a summary of the Government Decrees 408/2020 and 407/2020.

As you can read about this in the media, border control is temporarily reinstated on all borders, the earlier introduced categorisation of countries by level of spread of Covid-19 infection is no … Continue Reading

Important information about  the details of the regulation (81/2020) which is now in place as of today and is related to travel to Hungary. 

Citizens of the below listed countries are allowed to travel here expressly for business reasons:

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Poland
  3. South Korea
  4. Federal Republic of Germany
  5. Republic of Austria
  6. Slovak Republic
  7. Japan

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Brexit Update – The United Kingdom left the EU at 00:00 CET on Saturday 1st February 2020. We take a look at what that means for UK citizens who are already in Hungary and for any Brits that may still plan to relocate to Hungary this year.

Many believed this day would never come. It did though and all … Continue Reading

Your Ultimate Free Guide to Hungary - Inter Relocation

How can expatriates living in Budapest find foreign language education institutions? How can you find your way around the Budapest (public) transport system? And where can you meet other foreigners living and working in Budapest? Our recently updated Welcome to Our World guide is here to help. It introduces Budapest and the peculiarities of Hungarian living from the perspective of

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An Expat Guide to the Cost of Living in Budapest

The cost of living in Hungary and more specifically Budapest, is something many expatriates research before taking the plunge and relocating. We present our updated information, based on April 2019 data.

As with a move to any new country, there are many things you need to know about living in Budapest. The internet has a variety of guides for the … Continue Reading

Brexit Town Hall meeting report Budapest – 20th March 2019

The British Embassy hosted a second Brexit Town Hall meeting last Wednesday, 20th March at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Again, more than 200 UK citizens and other interested parties attended what this time was a more understated meeting. Significantly, the panel included senior figures from all the relevant ministries of the Hungarian government, while the United Kingdom government was

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