Travel information - numbers, advice
Every time when you are travelling it’s good to be prepared for your journey. Read a few useful webpage what can give you an advice, where you can get help if you needed, where you can find a doctor, pharmacy, etc. In this article you can read a few information about Hungary and a few telephone number what could be useable if you need help.
When travelling within Hungary and to / from neighbouring countries, including Schengen member states, please be aware of the likelihood of more frequent ID checks. Cross border land routes (including trains) are likely to be subject to delays whilst rigorous checking of travel documents takes place, please bear this in mind when making travel plans.
Hungary is maintaining a medium-level (class 3) terror alert in place in the country, although no direct threats of terrorism have been reported. You should always be aware of your surroundings, and follow any instructions from the police (Rendőrség) or security services.
Learn as much as you can about Hungary before your trip. We advise you to get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel to Hungary. This card replaces the E111 form and entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Hungarian nationals. The EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance and doesn’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or treatment of a non-urgent nature.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
Emergency contact details
In case of crime or an accident: 112
Fire Department: 105
You may need to contact an English speaking lawyer or doctor during your time in Hungary. For your convenience the Embassy has drawn up a list of English speaking professionals, which you may find useful. Inclusion on these lists should not be taken as a recommendation by the Embassy.
24 hour medical services
In Buda: II dstr. Ganz str. 13.
XII. dstr. Diósárok u. 1-3.
In Pest: V. Dstr. Semmelweis u.14.
Tel: 00-36-1-311- 6816
After hours pediatric care
In Buda: Henger u. 1.
Tel: 00-36-1-212- 5979
In Pest: Gyöngyössi u. 29.
Tel: 00-36-1-320- 8403
24 hour pharmacies:
In Buda: XII. Dstr. Alkotás út 1/b.
V.dstr. Teréz krt. 41.