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!

We would like to give you a short update on the changes to the regulations relating to protective measures connected to the pandemic. The current regulations have been extended until 19.04.2021 and we expect though that this deadline will be further extended.

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In our latest article titled Regulations introduced concerning business and economy related travels issued on 12nd March among others we have informed you about a list of countries from where Hungarian citizens and citizens/90+ day residents can enter for business purpose.

This list has been now extended with the following countries:

  • Azerbajian
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirgisistan
  • Uzbegistan
Currently the state of
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Please find below a summary about the regulations introduced concerning business and economy related travels. At the moment they are claimed to be valid till 16th March 2021, though please note, that the period can be extended any time.

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This time in our article we would like to shed light on the regulations effective as of Monday, 8th March 2021.

Please be aware, that previous regulations on protective measures remain in place. The new restrictions are in addition to those, for the periods outside of the curfew period (i.e. for the period between 5 AM and 8 PM).

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It’s only 19th January 2021 as I write this short article and I believe I have spoken to more than 20 members of the UK expat community, both before and after midnight on 31st December, when us Brits completed our journey out of the EU.

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The new Hungarian law relating to Brexit has now been published. Hereby we are sharing a summary of how this law impacts UK citizens:

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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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