Coronavirus in Hungary – Info and Resources

For our friends, students, volunteers, supporters, and community members, we are providing this collection of information and resources available in English regarding coronavirus in Hungary. Some articles and resources are also available in other languages — these are marked with the globe symbol 🌐

Updated 18 May 2020

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Economic Relief and Other Support
Latest News
Lockdown, Restrictions, and Quarantine
Immigration Issues
Prevention and Protection
Social Responsibility – Useful Tips

Economic Relief and Other Support

Many people are facing financial challenges due to the long period of restrictions and requirements to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus. Because of this, several official authorities are making assistance available to individuals and families.

National

  • On 19 March, the Hungarian government announced a number of financial relief measures. These include relief for KATA taxpayers (small business lump sum tax) in affected sectors, rules on paying the rent for properties rented out for a purpose other than housing, exemption to pay taxes in affected sectors, and a moratorium on loan payments. Learn more in this English language summary of these provisions

Budapest VIII. District

Budapest IX. District

Jobs

School help

  • If you are a parent who does not speak Hungarian well, and your children are struggling with their school assignments, you can apply for Next Step’s new Online Homework Tutoring programme. A group of enthusiastic volunteers is available to help children manage their schoolwork during these unusual times. To apply, please fill out the application form, which will help the tutors better understand the needs of the children.

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Latest News

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Lockdown, Restrictions, and Quarantine

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Immigration Issues

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Prevention and Protection

  • 🌐 How can you prevent coronavirus infection? What should you do if you think you have been infected with coronavirus? What happens if your doctor confirms that you have the infection? Visit the National Public Health Centre of Hungary for information in Hungarian and English:
  • 🌐 Basic protective measures against coronavirus from the World Health Organization, available in:
    English العربية FrançaisEspañolPусский
  • What is social distancing and how can it slow the spread of coronavirus?
    🌐 The Washington Post has published an excellent article explaining social distancing and how limiting contact between people can help “flatten the curve” of the epidemic, slowing the spread of the disease. The article is available in: EnglishEspañolItalianoFrançaisالعربيةفارسیPortuguêsPусскийDeutschবাংলাहिन्दी
  • Independent private doctor located in Budapest, ready to talk to you in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese in case you have doubts or symptoms: contact Dr. Favila by sending email to him – favila@nomadoctor.com
  • More questions about coronavirus? The Federation of American Scientists has created an “Ask a Scientist” page with many, many questions and answers about the virus, such as, “Does the microwave kill the virus?”, “When should I wash my hands?”, and “What happens to the COVID-19 virus when it rains?” You can browse through all the categories of questions and answers, and you can even submit a question yourself.

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Social Responsibility – Useful Tips

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