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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: 1 207 people

International productions: remote shoots are possible

Local productions: it is possible (no official limitation for film crews, but as per the official guideline of the National Film Institute, the producers has keep the number of the people as low as possible. 1,5 meter of social distance has to be kept)

Curfew restrictions: no curfew

Border closure: foreigners are banned to enter the countries until an indefinite date 

International flights: are banned until an indefinite date

Hotels: Hotels are opening up, preparing for the summer season

Restaurants, shops: all shops are allowed to be open (use of masks and keeping 1,5 meters of safety distance is compulsory)

Support: during the pandemic the Hungarian state provides support for workers in the local film industry, ensuring that the film industry can restart as soon as possible after the borders will be reopened. Financial support provided for freelancers, and companies are exempt of having to pay tax and other contributions form the essential part of this support scheme. Furthermore, the measures do not affect the 30% tax incentive law for films produced in Hungary, nor its allocated budget (10 862 825 124 Ft, USD 33 million, EUR 30,5 million)

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: 461 people

International productions: small remote shoots are possible

Local productions: shoots with small crews (less than 10 people) are possible

Curfew restrictions: no curfew, but as per the restrictions a safety distance of 1 meter has to be kept between people and no more than 10 people can gather in public spaces. In shops and the public transport, the use of masks is compulsory. 

Border closure: it is obligatory to present a medical certificate proving that the traveller is not infected if they are wishing to enter and stay in Austrian territory. Those travelling through are not obliged to have such a certificate. These measures are in effect until an indefinite date. 

International flights: are indefinitely banned between third countries (non-EU/EEA/CH) and Austria. Flights from the Schengen Area operate on a lower number and only to specified airports. Furthermore, all travellers are obliged to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon their arrival.

Hotels:  all hotels are closed until May 29th 

Restaurants, shops: all shops are allowed to be open, but the use of masks is compulsory. From 15 May, restaurants are allowed to be until 11 pm. No more than 4 adults and their children can sit at one table. At least 1 meter has to be kept from the people on neighbouring tables. Service at the counter is not permitted.

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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