General information



Hungary has a temperate climate, similar to the rest of the continental zone – hot in summer, cold in winter. The temperature is highest in July / August (21,3 °C average) and lowest in winter, January is the coldest month, when it often falls below freezing (-1 °C average). The average temperature in April is maximum 16°C, minimum 6°C. The average maximum temperature in May rise up to 21°C.


The official national currency is the Forint (HUF). You can take unlimited foreign currency in and out of Hungary. Exchange facilities are offered to participants at the airport, in hotels and at the banks. Prices are often set in Euros (EUR) or US dollars (USD) as well. Banking hours generally are from Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currency exchange machines and ATMs operate after hours in Budapest and other major cities. Credit cards are widely accepted.


220 Volts – standard Continental type plugs. Visitors from the UK and North America will need an adaptor, available at most airports.

Getting in

Visa Waiver Agreements

Holders of passports issued by the countries, entities or territories listed on the following website’s table are granted, under bilateral agreements, visa-free travel to Hungary:
For countries and travel documents not included in the list a visa is required.
Please be informed that the Tables on the recognition of travel documents by Hungary published on the website of DG HOME: