COVID-19

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COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions  seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Stay at home. Stop the spread. Save lives.

Do your part to keep fellow Texans safe!

 

Practice social distancing

If you must go out, avoid public spaces and keep your distance.

Keep hands clean

Use soap and water for 20 seconds or use 60% alcohol hand sanitizer.

Clean and disinfect

Disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces often.

Stay home when sick

Call your doctor if you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Don’t spread germs

Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Cover a cough or sneeze using your elbow.

Situation in Hungary

You can find the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus situation in Hungary on the following websites:

 

Official website on the coronavirus situation in Hungary: HERE!

 

Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest: HERE!

 

Worldometer, independent company based in the United States: HERE!

It’s still vital for everyone to maintain a distance of 6 feet and cover their face in shops and on public transport. It is recommended to stay at home and observe the rules and recommendations, especially elderly people, students, and those who have returned from abroad.

 

Before you travel to Hungary, call your airline for the most accurate information regarding your upcoming flight, cancelations and flight changes are frequent. Stay safe, stay home and be informed!

Assistance for Hungarian Citizens in Texas:

Vice Consulate of Hungary in Houston

Address: 5847 San Felipe St, Suite 1700, Houston, TX 77057

Phone: +1 (713) 914 1675

Email: houston@mfa.gov.hu

Consul: Gábor Markocsány

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

International commercial flight options currently exist in Hungary. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights in Hungary at this time.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens in Hungary:

U.S. Embassy Budapest

Szabadság tér 12

H-1054 Budapest

Hungary Telephone: +(36) (1) 475-4400

Emergency: +(36) (1) 475-4400

Fax: +(36) (1) 475-4133

Email: acs.budapest@state.gov

Website: U.S. Embassy Budapest

Situation in Texas

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Federal Resources

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC situation summary: HERE!

Facts about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) : HERE!

How to Protect Yourself & Others: HERE!

What to Do If You Are Sick: HERE!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus: HERE!

The White House

Opening Up America Again: HERE!

Texas State Resources

Texas Division of Emergency Managment

Texas COVID-19 Testing Locations: HERE!

The Official Website of the State of Texas

Texas Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: HERE!

Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott

Coronavirus Resources and Response: HERE!

Travel to the United States

The current regulations regarding travel to the United States are complex for non U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

 

Presidential Proclamation 9993 (PP 9993) suspends the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

 

There are a number of exceptions to this proclamation. The below information is only to Personal and Business travellers. (Official, Crew, Student, Exchange Visitor, Investor, Temporary Empolyment categories should seek information at their respective US embassy.)

PERSONAL OR BUSINESS TRAVEL (B): There are several exceptions listed clearly under PP 9993, such as for immediate family members of U.S. citizens and LPRs.

 

Additionally, certain business travelers, such as technical experts and senior-level managers, and qualified travelers seeking to enter the United States for purposes related to humanitarian travel, public health response, and national security can be granted national interest exceptions. If you believe you qualify for an exception, apply for an expedited visa appointment and be specific about your purpose of travel in the expedite request.

 

PERSONAL OR BUSINESS TRAVEL (Visa Waiver Program/ESTA): Most ESTA questions are covered on U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s FAQ site under the dropdown Schengen Travel Proclamation.  In some circumstances, it may be possible to grant a national interest exception to a Visa Waiver traveler.