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From Monday, new rules will ease the restrictions in Budapest

The travel restrictions will be lifted from Sunday midnight, May 17 in Budapest, and the following rules will take effect on Monday, May 18:

With the exception of those living in the same household, everyone is obliged to keep a distance of one and a half meters from the other person.

Wearing a mask while shopping or traveling on public transportation is still mandatory.

While maintaining a protective distance, public areas, parks and outdoor playgrounds can be visited from Monday.

People over the age of 65 can still only visit grocery stores, drugstores, and pharmacies between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., and people under the age of 65 can only visit outside of this time.

Municipalities may provide different opening hours of markets.

From Monday, all shops can be opened and visited.

You can already visit restaurants, cafes, confectioneries, buffets, with gardens or on the terrace.

Until 1 September 2020, restaurants will not have to pay a public space fee for the terraces.

The beaches and outdoor baths can be opened.

Open-air museums and zoos can open.

The services are freely available to anyone, and the shops providing the service can also be open without restriction.

Worship and masses can be held, as well as civil marriage and funerals. Family events and weddings of less than 200 people can be held in Budapest from 15 June 2020.

Universities may be open, but the head of the institution has the right to decide on this everywhere. Visits to dormitories of higher education institutions are still prohibited.

The Government Decree published in the Hungarian Gazette can be read here.