Hungary in the EU first announced that it would let the Russians, but with one condition
Russia was among the so-called "yellow" zone – according to the decision of the Hungarian epidemiological authorities, reported on the official page in Facebook of the Embassy of this country in Russia. This means that from July 15, 2020, the Russians (unlike the citizens of the States "red" zone) will be able to travel to Hungary, but subject to certain conditions. The path to this European country is open to those who provide proof of negative tests for the presence of coronavirus.
In epidemiological measures, introduced in connection with COVID-19, 15 July 2020 rules of entry to Hungary will change.
According to the decision of the Hungarian epidemiological authorities, Russia was among the countries the "yellow" zone (countries with high risk COVID-19 are divided into "yellow" and "red" zones).
The citizens of Hungary, coming from Russia, and their families, as well as citizens who are not citizens of Hungary, are obliged to undergo a medical examination after entry into the territory of Hungary.
If there is no suspicion of a coronavirus, requires mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
To avoid quarantine it is possible only in the case that the two tests for the presence of coronavirus in the past five days (with a difference of 48 hours) will show a negative result, and it will be confirmed by a document in Hungarian or English.
Foreign nationals with suspected coronavirus will refuse entry.
In addition to Russia in the "yellow" zone of Hungary were Serbia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and the UK. The most dangerous "red" zone related, among others, Albania, Montenegro and Ukraine. The list of countries will be reviewed regularly.
We will remind, earlier, at the end of June, the Council of the EU recommended that from 1 July to remove restrictions on optional trips for residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China on the principle of reciprocity. Russia, USA, Brazil in this list then it is not included.
A recommendation is not binding, said the Council, however, States the EU is not without agreeing to remove travel restrictions for residents of those countries which were not included in the special list.
The list of countries is updated every two weeks. "The revision of this list will be held in mid-July. And it is too early to say who will get there," said this week the EU Ambassador in Russia Markus Ederer, answering the question about the possibility of opening European borders to Russia.
In mid-June, as reported by the head of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, the Russians will be able to travel abroad to care for relatives, treatment, work and study.
Last Friday, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova said that from July 15 the government will start to withdraw restrictions on flights abroad. Flights will gradually resume with countries where the incidence of coronavirus is not more than 40 cases per 100 thousand population, and the average rate of growth in the number of infected – one percent or less.