New regulations announced regarding the coronavirus

Issue 260 of 2020 of The Official Journal of Hungary published on 26 October 2020 includes the following Governmental regulations: 1. Border controls The current provisions applicable to border control have been extended until 1 February 2021. 2. Rules governing mask wearing The scope of people exempted from the obligatory mask wearing have been extended

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Simplified remote work rules during the emergency situation

Pursuant to Governmental decree no 487 of 11 Nov 2020, which was promulgated on the evening of 11 November 2020, the following rules are applicable to remote contractual work conducted during the emergency situation: The provisions of Article 86/A of Act XCIII of 1993 on work safety regarding remote work, for example the prescription for

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The Government declared pandemic emergency again and introduced further strict measures to combat the pandemic

By Government Decree No. 478/2020 (XI.3.), in order to protect the life and health of Hungarian citizens and to prevent the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government declared pandemic emergency again in respect of the entire territory of Hungary, effective as of 4 November 2020 (the provisions concerning the outdoor access ban shall come

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Amendments to the rules on mask-wearing

As of 23 October 2020, across the entire territory of the country, those attending a sports event (except for the athletes, the couches, the referees and their assistants) or an open-air gathering falling under the scope of the Act on Assembly (like a demonstration) (except for the speakers while holding their speeches) shall also wear

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The Parliament passed the bill on the extension of the loan repayment moratorium

On 20 October 2020, the Parliament has passed the bill on temporary measures aimed at the stabilization the situation of certain prioritized social groups and enterprises having financial difficulties, according to which the following measures are accepted to be taken: a)  in respect of the unemployed, the persons raising or expecting child, the pensioners and

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The rules of wearing a mask in Budapest to be more strict from 18 September 2020

On 15 September 2020, the Decree No. 46/2020 (IX.15.) of the General Assembly of the Budapest-Municipality Local Government on the amendment of the Local Government’s Decree No. 21/2020 (IV.23.) concerning the protective measures against the spread of the new coronavirus was published in the Official Gazette of Budapest. Due to the second wave of the

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The Corporate White Paper has been published

The new online publication of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology provides practical advice for companies to operate safely, with the aim of preventing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and reducing the risks during the autumn-winter period. The online publication is available in Hungarian at the following link: https://www.kormany.hu/download/1/3f/d1000/20200901_Vallalati_feher_konyv.pdf#!DocumentBrowse

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Reduction of entry restrictions from 5 September 2020

On Saturday, 5 September 2020, certain regulations reducing the entry restrictions introduced by the Government on Friday night were put into effect. By the new provisions, the former restrictions are now reduced as follows: In respect of the employees of cultural institutes: The employees of Hungarian cultural institutes shall be treated equally with the Hungarian

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Further restrictions implied in relation to the coronavirus epidemics

On 30 August 2020,  the decree of the Government on rendering the regulations concerning the crossing of the country’s borders more strict (as announced by the Government already last Thursday) was published in the Hungarian Official Gazette. The decree is effective as of 1 September 2020. A short summary of the decree’s rules concerning the

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Amendments to the Companies Act and Bankruptcy Act during the emergency situation

Pursuant to the Government Decree, published in the Hungarian Official Gazette on 28 May 2020 (Government Decree No. 249/2020 (V.28.) on the Deviations in the Application of Act XLIX of 1991 on the Bankruptcy and Liquidation Proceeding (hereinafter referred to as the Bankruptcy Act) and Act V of 2006 on Public Company Information, Company Registration

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