Hungary Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Hungary Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official language is Hungarian. German and English are e.g. T. also spoken in the business world. English and French are also spoken, especially in western Hungary.


Eight = Nyolc Eighty = Nyolcvan Goodbye = Viszontlátásra Exit = Kijárat Bier = Sör Please = Kérem Thanks = Köszönöm Tuesday = Kedd Doktor = Orvos Thursday = Csütörtök Three = Három Thirty = Harminc Entrance = Bejárat One Hundred = Száz One = Egy One Thousand = Ezer Friday = Péntek Five = Öt Fifty = Ötven Danger = Veszély Closed = Zárva Hello = Szervusz (to one person), Szervusztok (to several people) Today = Ma Hotel = Szálloda I feel sick = Rosszul vagyok I don’t understand = Nem értem Yes = Igen My name is … = Az én nevem I am very well. = Jól vagyok. Wednesday = Szerda Monday = Hétfö Tomorrow = Holnap No = Nem Nine = Kilenc Ninety = Kilencven Open = Nyitva Restaurant = Étterem Saturday = Szombat Six = Hat Sixty = Hatvan Seven = Hét Seventy = Hetven Sunday = Vasárnap Menu = Étlap Do you speak German/English ? = Beszél német/angolul? Toilets = wécé (toilet), toalett Four = Négy Forty = Negyven Wine = Bor How are you? = Hogy van? How much is it? = Mennyibe kerül? Where is …? = Get van…? Ten = Tíz Twenty = Húsz Two = Ketto / Két toalett Four = Négy Forty = Negyven Wine = Bor How are you? = Hogy van? How much is it? = Mennyibe kerül? Where is …? = Get van…? Ten = Tíz Twenty = Húsz Two = Ketto / Két

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/15/2022 Anniversary of the 1848 uprising against the Austrian government

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

08/20/2022 day of stephen

10/23/2022 National holiday

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/24/2022 christmas eve

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Hungary (when entering from non-EU countries): When entering by land: 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 g of tobacco; If arriving by air: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco (from persons over 17 years of age). 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine; 4 liters of table wine; 16 l of beer (from persons older than 17 years); Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €150.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Animal products that are not preserved in cans (e.g. meat, milk and dairy products) (see also import regulations). There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Hungarian Customs (Internet:

Contact addresses

Consular section of the Embassy in Bern
Eigerplatz 5
+41 (31) 371 13 55/56.

Tue-Thu 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Hungary

Consulates General in Baar and Zurich, Consulate in Lugano.

Muristrasse 31
+41 (31) 352 85 72/73, +41 (31) 352 28 67.

Mon-Thu 08.30-16.30, Fri 08.30-14.00.

Consular section of the Embassy in Vienna
Schenkenstraße 3
+43 (1) 53 78 03 00.

Mon-Wed 08.30-12.00, Tue also 14.00-16.00, Thu 13.00-15.00, Fri (release of the complete documents) 08.30-11.30.

Embassy of the Republic of Hungary

Honorary consulates in Bregenz, Eugendorf/Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Eisenstadt, Linz and Vienna.

Bankgasse 4-6
+43 (1) 53 78 03 00.

Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30, Fri 08.00-14.00.

Consular section of the Embassy in Berlin
Wilhelmstraße 61
+49 (30) 20 31 00.

Mon-Wed and Fri 09.00-12.00, Wed also 14.00-16.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Hungary

Consulates General in Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Munich. Honorary Consulates in Bremerhaven, Dresden, Erfurt, Essen, Fellbach, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Schwerin.

Unter den Linden 76
+49 (30) 20 31 00.

Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30, Fri 08.00-14.00.


Business etiquette

Formal attire is expected. Hungarian business people are friendly, and visitors are often invited to eat at a restaurant. Business cards are used a lot; it is advisable to bring a sufficient quantity with a Hungarian translation. The best time for business trips is from September to May. Appointments should always be arranged in advance. Interpreters and translators can be booked through HNTO.

Opening hours

Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm, Friday hours may be shorter.

Business contacts

German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lövöház u. 30, 1024 Budapest, Hungary Tel. +36 (0)1 345 76 00. Website: Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Hungary Eichstrasse 15, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland Tel (0)76 298 25 52. Website: Budapesti Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara (Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Krisztina Krt 99, 1016 Budapest, Hungary Tel. +36(0)1 488 20 00. Website:



According to, the country code is 0036. Most public phones can be used with phone cards, which can be purchased at newsagents, kiosks or hotels. The regional code in Hungary is 06, followed by the code of the desired location (1 in Budapest). National information: 198.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 and GSM 1800, 2G, 3G and 4G. Network operators: Including Telekom and Vodafone. International roaming contracts exist. Good transmission/reception range also in the metro. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be worth purchasing a Hungarian SIM card.


Internet providers: Among others Telekom and Vodafone. There are Internet cafes in all major cities. Most hotels, cafés, pubs, restaurants, ICE trains and some bus lines, Budapest Ferihegy Airport and the Budapest city area mostly offer free WiFi. Mobile surfing on the Internet is also made possible, among other things, by Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots that are subject to a fee.

Post office

Postal items within Europe take 3-7 days to arrive. In addition to the main post office, the post offices at the Western and Eastern Railway Stations in Budapest are open until 9 p.m. You can also buy stamps in tobacconists. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00, Sat 08:00-14:00.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received in Hungary via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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