Fast Facts: Hungary

What is the weather like in Hungary?

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.

What is required for entry into Hungary?

U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

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

What is the currency?

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.

What items should I shop for in Hungary?

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).

What are the voltage requirements in Hungary?

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.

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