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The Measures Impacting the Film Industry in Hungary and Austria

Since the outbreak of the virus, Progressive Productions provides up-to-date information on the measures impacting the Hungarian and Austrian film industry. Our aim is to share with an easily understandable, clear-cut layout, the latest news on the current state of both countries and how it affects these film industries. Furthermore, information on the potential possibilities of starting to shoot again in Hungary and Austria will also be featured here.

Since the outbreak of the virus, Progressive Productions provides up-to-date information on the measures impacting the Hungarian and Austrian film industry. Our aim is to share with an easily understandable, clear-cut layout, the latest news on the current state of both countries and how it affects these film industries. Furthermore, information on the potential possibilities of starting to shoot again in Hungary and Austria will also be featured here.

Hungary

Active cases: 37 804 people

Vaccination rate: 57.1% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 52.5% of the population has received two doses already.

Productions: all types of shoots are possible. There is no official limitation for film crews, but as per the official guideline of the National Film Institute, the producers have to keep the number of the people as low as possible and the 1,5 meter of social distance should be kept and masks are mandatory. If it is required, remote shoots are also possible.

Curfew restrictions: no curfew. Masks only have to be worn in healthcare facilities.

Border closure: The borders are closed generally, but travelling in with business purposes is allowed without any restrictions from certain countries. These countries are: the EU and EEA members, USA, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Russia, India, UAE, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Switzerland, Ukraine, Singapore and Bahrein. This means that travellers coming from these countries to Hungary in relation with any film or photo production are free to enter the country without any restrictions but from countries not listed above it is currently prohibited to enter Hungary. In the case of collaboration with Progressive Productions we can manage the proper documentation for this. Travellers with heavy Covid symptoms at the border entry could be possibly sent to a 10-day quarantine.

International flights: limited flight plan.

Hotels: are open without restrictions.

Restaurants, bars: are open without restrictions.

Shops: are open without restrictions.

You can find the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus Situation in Hungary on the following official websites. 

Government of Hungary: https://www.kormany.hu/en

Official website on the coronavirus situation in Hungary (in English soon): https://koronavirus.gov.hu/

Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest: https://www.bud.hu/en/coronavirus

About Hungary (Official Hungarian Government Website for Coronavirus Information in ENGLISH): http://abouthungary.hu/

Austria

Active cases: 1727 people

Vaccination rate: 54.3% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 37.6% of the population has received two doses already.

Productions: all types of shoots are possible. However 1 meter of social distance should be kept and masks are mandatory. If it is required, remote shoots are also possible.

Curfew restrictions: no curfew. Masks have to be worn in every indoor space and in public spaces.

Border closure: travellers with a proof of full vaccination can enter without any restriction from almost all countries.

Entry without mandatory quarantineTravellers from the following countries can enter without any restriction also with a proof of past infection or a negative Covid test (PCR no older than 72 hours or antigen no older than 48 hours): EU/EEA/Swiss areas, United States, South Korea, Australia, Japan, Israel, Saud Arabia, Singapore and Thailand.

Entry with mandatory quarantine: Travellers from all other countries can also enter with a proof or past infection or a negative Covid test BUT they have to complete a compulsory online registration AND quarantine for 10 days (after 5 days with a second negative PCR test they can end the quarantine early).

Stricter entry regulations: United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and a few other states. Business travellers can still enter from these countries but they need to complete a compulsory online registration before the travel AND present a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours AND quarantine for 10 days  (after 5 days with a second negative PCR test they can end the quarantine early) regardless their vaccination.

International flights: limited flight plan.

Hotels: are open but at check-in guests are required to have a so-called “entry test” (that can be a negative COVID test or a proof of vaccination/past infection).

Restaurants, bars: are open but to visit a restaurant guests are required to have a so-called “entry test” (that can be a negative COVID test or a proof of vaccination/past infection).

Shops: are open.

You can find the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus Situation in Austria on the following official websites. 

Austria Official Travel Portal: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information

Coronavirus Situation in Tirol: https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information

Coronavirus Situation in Vienna: https://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/coronavirus-information

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