Visas and Health in Hungary
Want to spend your holiday in Hungary? Are you planning an expatriation project in Hungary? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Capital: Budapest
- Area: 93,030 sq km
- Population: 10.1 million
- Languages spoken: Hungarian, English, German
- Currency: the Forint
For any stay of less than three months, a valid passport or ID card is sufficient. French nationals wishing to stay in Hungary for more than three months must apply to the consular section of the Hungarian Embassy in Paris in order to obtain the appropriate visa which will guarantee the issuance of a residence permit once on the spot.
French Embassy in Hungary
27 Lenvay Utca – 1062 Budapest VI
Tel: (00 36 1) 374 11 00
Hungarian Embassy in Paris
5 Avenue Foch Square – 75116 Paris
Tel: 01.45.00.94.97 – 01.45.00.94.95
Fax: 01.56.36.02.68 – 01.45.00.94.96
Vaccines and safety in Hungary
Vaccines and local diseases
No vaccine is required for visitors.
- For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, diphtheria and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
- For children, don’t forget vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older).
In Hungary, the following diseases are common: Ascaris, cholera, diphtheria, tick encephalitis (see ticks), hepatitis A and B, sexually transmitted diseases, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Security in Hungary
The crime rate in Hungary is low. However, it is important to observe the usual vigilance, as delinquency is regularly reported. Check out the France Diplomatie website, which will give you an official picture of the risks involved and the recommendations to follow in Hungary.
Health insurance and repatriation in Hungary
Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Hungary? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to Charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel,international student and expatriate insurance packages.