May through September are the best months to visit Hungary. The cultural season is active and temps are mild. Fall and spring are worth a visit as well, although temps drop around 20 degrees. Click here for a current forecast in Hungary.
U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport.
There are no special health requirements or precautions to take when visiting Hungary.
CDC Website link: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationHungary.aspx
WHO website link: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/easteurp.htm
The currency in Hungary is the forint. One American dollar is worth approximately 203 forints. For the current exchange rate on the forint, click here.
Tipping: Tip waiters 15-20% and taxi drivers 10%. Tip Gypsy musicians 100-200 Ft.
Items to watch for are embroidered peasant wedding clothing, such as vests or skirts, linens with embroidered illustrations and Hungarian script (red on black designs are authentic- you'll find them at stores that sell antiques), porcelain, peasant-style Korond pottery, lace, dolls, wine, carpets, wooden items, copper and brassware, medicinal tonics, paprika, old prints, maps and photographs, antiques (keep the receipts to show customs).
Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & F. You
will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to
use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter
and converter kit. Click here
for more information about electrical standards around the world.