Do I Need Visa For Hungary With Uk Travel Document

If you are traveling to Hungary for a vacation, a business trip, or to relocate, you will need to know about the travel visa for Hungary. The Hungarian consulate has jurisdiction over all Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in the world, holding the same level of power that other country’s embassies and consulates have over the citizens of their country while residing elsewhere. Therefore, if you are a citizen of Hungary residing in the UK, you will need to follow all local procedures which include applying for a Hungarian visa if you are going to be traveling to Hungary.

The United Kingdom and Hungary are both members of the European Union. Citizens of the UK can travel to Hungary without a visa. However, if your passport is in a different name to the name in your Hungarian visa application you may need to provide an official document confirming that you are allowed to travel to EU member states with the name in your passport. This page explains what documents are required.

Do I Need Visa For Hungary With Uk Travel Document

If you are traveling or moving to Hungary for a temporary period, it’s possible that you might be wondering whether or not you need a visa. You definitely want to know as early as possible because getting a visa can be challenging and time consuming if you don’t have all the necessary documents.

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All travellers

As of 7 March all COVID-19 restrictions on entering Hungary have been lifted. Hungary do not require any COVID-19 vaccination proof, or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Hungary are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide your vaccination status for entry to Hungary.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Hungary are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Hungary are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Hungary

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.


There are no exemptions to Hungary’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

If you are visiting Hungary, your passport should be valid for at least 3 months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident in Hungary, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the date you arrive.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.

Your passport must be:

  • issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

Contact the embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.


You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

If you are travelling to Hungary and other Schengen countries without a visa, make sure your whole visit is within the 90-day limit. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days.

To stay longer, to work or study, for business travel or for other reasons, you will need to meet the Hungarian government’s entry requirements. Check with the Hungarian Embassy what type of visa and/or work permit you may need.

If you are travelling to Hungary for work, read the guidance on visas and permits.

If you stay in Hungary with a residence permit or long-stay visa, this does not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit.

Passport stamping

Check your passport is stamped if you enter or exit the Schengen area through Hungary as a visitor. Border guards will use passport stamps to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in the Schengen area. If relevant entry or exit stamps are not in your passport, border guards will presume that you have overstayed your visa-free limit.

You can show evidence of when and where you entered or exited the Schengen area, and ask the border guards to add this date and location in your passport. Examples of acceptable evidence include boarding passes and tickets.

You may also need to:

  • show a return or onward ticket
  • show you have enough money for your stay

If you are resident in Hungary, read our Living in Hungary guide for passport stamping information.


Entry into Hungary can be barred if you have failed to pay a previous fine in Hungary. Contact the Hungarian Embassy in London for guidance on paying any outstanding fines before you next enter Hungary.

Customs regulations

Community regulations ensure the free movement of goods between EU member states. This means that no customs procedures are required for exporting goods from Hungary to another EU member state and/or for importing goods from a member state to Hungary. The export and import of goods purchased for non-commercial purposes (for personal use or as gifts) while travelling is not restricted, however, the transport of certain goods (such as: pets, hunting weapons, alcohol and tobacco products, medicines containing drugs, etc.) within the European Union is restricted or subject to special permissions.

Check the customs regulations before entering or leaving Hungary on the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Hungary.

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