Capital: Budapest

Language: Hungarian

Area: 93030 km²

Population: 9797561

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: Forint (HUF)

Code: +36

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type plug C (standard European plug) and plug F (Schuko). This socket also works with plug E.

Hungary is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to Hungary, U.S. citizens are required to hold:

  • Hold a valid passport
  • Or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • A valid ETIAS visa waiver for Hungary


U.S. citizens staying in Hungary for more than 90 days:

  • ETIAS for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 3 months. Those wishing to remain in Hungary longer than 90 days must obtain the appropriate visa.

U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary

Address: Szabadság tér 12 H-1054 Budapest, Hungary

Phone: (+36) 1 475-4400

Fax: (+36) 1 475-4248

Tourist Travel Information about Hungary

etias hungary Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe bordered by Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Ukraine.

It is home to numerous World Heritage Sites and UNESCO Biosphere reserves like the second-largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).

Lake Balaton is known as the “Hungarian Sea.” It is 48 miles (77 km) long, 2 to 9 miles (3 to 14 km) wide, and covers an area of 232 square miles (601 sq km).

Hungary’s capital; Budapest, is the home of Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe and second-largest in the world, after one in New York City. It can seat up to 3,000 people.

Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded in A.D. 896, before France, Germany, or England.

It is well known for its rich cultural history, and for its significant contribution to the arts, music, literature, sports, science, and technology.

Hungary is the 11th most popular country as a tourist destination in Europe, attracting over 15 million tourists every year.

It is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world, the largest lake in Central Europe, and the largest natural grasslands in Europe.

It is the world’s 35th largest exporter and 34th largest importer of goods. Hungary is an OECD high-income economy with a very high standard of living.

Interesting facts

  • Budapest is home to the oldest metro line in continental Europe and is the second oldest in the world after London’s Tube
  • Hungary have public bathing practices that date back to Roman times. The country boasts around 1,500 spas, 450 of which are public
  • There is a legend in Budapest that says if you touch the pen of an anonymous statue which sits in a park near the Heroes Square, you could become a great writer. The statue looks a little like the grim reaper, but is said to be the chronicler of Hungarian King Béla
  • Hungarians never clink their glasses, or bottles, of beer. According to legend, when 13 Hungarian generals were executed in Austria during the Revolution of 1848, Austrians clinked their beer glasses after each execution. Therefore, Hungarians refuse to clink glasses as a way to honor the generals’ memory
  • Elvis Presley was named an official citizen of Budapest in 2011 and also has a landmark commemorating him. He was an unlikely hero for the Hungarian people during the 1956 Uprising, when he sang “Peace in the Valley” on U.S. national TV to bring attention to the Revolution. Elvis Presley Boulevard is a dirt road on the outskirts of Budapest

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabie


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call.
  • 104 - Ambulance & emergency medical services
  • 105 - Fire-brigade, rescue services, civil protection
  • 107 - Police
  • 199 - International enquiries
  • 188 - Auto club help number
  • 180 - Speaking clock
  • 06-1-438-8080 - Tourist Police
  • 06-1-2000-100 - 24-hour medical assistance in English (Falck SOS Hungary)

Related Countries


ETIAS for Slovakia. U.S. citizens who would like to travel to Europe will have to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Find out more information about the ETIAS authorization.


US citizens traveling to Austria are expected to apply for an ETIAS Visa Waiver before departure. Learn about the Austria ETIAS requirements.


US citizens that wish to visit Czech Republic are expected to apply for an Etias Visa Waiver Learn more about the Czech Republic ETIAS requirements.