Magyar Magyar

Everyday life information

Here you can find useful information for staying in Hungary: Hungary's official currency, opening hours of shopping malls and stores and healthcare services.

Business Hours

Most stores in Hungary are open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, and from 10 am to 1 or 2 pm on Saturdays. Most stores are closed on Sundays, except for large malls and popular tourist destinations.

Free walking tours

Free sightseeing tours held in English are quite popular. Most of the time they guide you along the most popular sights, but there are thematic walks, too. However, they have one thing in common: they are free-or at least they appear to be.


The types of standard power plugs and sockets are marked with 13 letters worldwide. In Hungary, the types C and F are used.

Dangers and annoyances

Hungary is known to be safe, peaceful and easy to travel around. Tourists can feel safe here: in Hungary, crime statistics are generally below the European average. On the list of the Global Peace Index, Hungary is the 15th safest among 163 countries.


As of 1 September 2020, no foreign citizen shall enter the territory of Hungary. Citizens of the Czech Republic, Slovakia or Poland, who can present a negative corona virus test of no more than 5 days, as well as individuals with special permits, may be granted exemption.


Hungary's official currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF). Many stores and other places accept Euro as well.

Move around like a Hungarian