Please note that the list below is only for information purposes. It is highly recommended to contact the Embassy of Hungary accredited to your country before the intended departure in order to get a confirmation.

Countries that do not need a visa
(Visa Waiver Agreements)

Holders of passports issued by the countries, entities or territories listed in the table below are granted visa-free travel to Hungary.

For countries and travel documents not included in the list a visa is required.

Please be informed that the Tables on the recognition of travel documents by Hungary published on the website of DG HOME, under the link

Abbreviations of travel documents:

OP.: ordinary passport
D.: diplomatic passport
S.: service passport
ID.: Identity Card

Please note that the list includes countries where visa - free travel is only granted in possession of a diplomatic or a service passport. For information about seaman's (service), sailor's, official and special passports please contact the Embassies or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please be advised that the driving license is not a travel document.

Holders of passports issued by the listed countries, entities or territories are exempted from any visa requirement when travelling to Hungary on condition that their visit does not exceed the period of visa-free stay indicated in the table below.

Please note that the latest amendment of the Article 5 (1) (a) of the Schengen Borders Code (entered into force on 19 July 2013) introduces new criteria for travel documents of third-country nationals entitling to cross the borders:

  • the validity of the travel document shall last until at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States. In a justified case of emergency, this obligation may be waived;
  • the travel document shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.

*For a stay exceeding that period a visa or a residence permit is needed according to the regulation pertaining to the respective country

Country Types of travel
documents ensuring
visa-free travel
Length of visa-free stay* Note
Albania OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
5.)
Algeria D: 30 days 
Andorra OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Antigua and Barbuda OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Argentina OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Armenia D:
S:
30 days
30 days
Australia OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Austria OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Azerbaijan D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Bahamas OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Barbados OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Belarus D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Belgium OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Bulgaria OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
5.)
Brazil OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Brunei OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Cambodia D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Canada OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Cape Verde D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Chile OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
China D:
S:
90 days
30 days
Colombia OP:
D:
S:
special passport: 
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period 

Commonwealth of Dominica

OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Costa Rica OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Croatia OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days
2.)
Cuba D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Cyprus OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Czech Republic OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days
Denmark OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Ecuador D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Egypt D: 90 days
Estonia OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Travel documents
issued by the EC
Laissez-passer travel documents: 90 days 1.)
Federated States of Micronesia OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Finland OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
France OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Georgia D:
S:
OP: 
D: 30 days
S: 30 days 
OP: maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period  
5.)
Germany OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Ghana D:
S:
30 days
30 days 
4.)
Greece OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Grenada OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Guatemala OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Holy See OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Honduras OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Hong Kong The passport of the special administrative territory of Hong Kong 90 days
India D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Indonesia D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Iran D: 30 days
Iceland OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Ireland OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Israel OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Italy OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Japan OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Kazakhstan D:
S:
30 days
30 days
Kiribati OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days
Kyrgyzstan D:
S:
30 days
30 days
Korea (Republic) OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Kuwait D:
S:
90 days
90 days
Laos D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Latvia OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Lebanon D: 90 days
Liechtenstein OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Lithuania OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Luxembourg OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Macedonia (FYROM) OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
5.)
Macao The passport of the special administrative territory of Macao: 90 days
Malaysia OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Malta OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Marshall Islands OP:
D:
S: 
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Mauritius OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Mexico OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Moldova OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Monaco OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Mongolia D:
S:
90 days
90 days
Montenegro OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
5.)
Morocco D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Netherlands OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
New Zealand OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Nicaragua OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Norway OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Palau OP:
D:
S:
special passport:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period
Panama OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period
Paraguay OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Peru OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Philippines D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Poland OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Portugal OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Republic of Kiribati OP:
D:
S: 
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Romania OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Russia D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Saint Kitts and Nevis OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Saint Lucia OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Saint

Vincent and the Grenadines

OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Salvador OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Samoa OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
San Marino OP:
D:
S:
30 days
30 days
30 days 
Seychelles OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Solomon-Islands OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
South Africa D:
S:
120 days
120 days 
Official passports issued by the Republic of South Africa are accepted
Spain OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Sweden OP:
D:
S:
new ID card:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
3.), 4.)
Switzerland OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Serbia OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
5.)
Singapore OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Slovakia OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Slovenia OP:
D:
S:
ID:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Swaziland D: 30 days
Taiwan OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
6.)
Tajikistan D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Thailand D:
S:
90 days
90 days
Tonga OP:
D:
S:
special passport:
90 days
90 days
90 days
90 days 
maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period
Trinidad and Tobago OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Turkey D:
S:
special passport: 
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Tunisia D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Turkmenistan D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
Tuvalu OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Ukraine D:
S:
90 days
90 days 
United Arab Emirates OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
United Kingdom OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
4.)
Uruguay OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
USA OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Uzbekistan D: 30 days
Vanuatu OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Venezuela OP:
D:
S:
90 days
90 days
90 days 
Vietnam D:
S:
90 days
90 days
Yemen D: 90 days

*For a stay exceeding that period visa or residence permit is needed according to the regulation pertaining to the respective country

1.) European Community: members of the Delegation of the Committee of EC are allowed to enter to Hungary visa-free with the mentioned travel documents, and they are allowed to stay there for the period of their service visa-free.

2.) Croatia: citizens of Croatia are allowed to enter to Hungary with an ID only if the purpose of their stay is not employment or earning an income.

3.) Sweden: Swedish citizens are allowed to travel to Hungary with the new plastic identity card (which was issued after October 1st, 2005 and includes data of the owner’s citizenship).

4.) Member of European Economic Area (EEA)

5.) The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of biometric passports.

6.) The exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

Furthermore visa exemption is applied to:

a) Nationals of countries under visa obligation, who are holders of a local border traffic card issued by the Member States pursuant to relevant EC regulation, when these holders exercise their right within the context of the Local Border Traffic regime (Hungary concluded Local Border Traffic agreement with Ukraine in 2007. For more information see Act CLIII of 2007.)

b) The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident.

c) Persons recognized refugees and stateless persons and other persons who do not hold the nationality of any country who reside in a Member State for longer time and are holders of a travel document issued by that Member State can stay ninety days within 6 months period without possessing visa. Member States expression means the Schengen member states; the ten states joined the European Union on 1st May 2004, plus Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.

d) Third-country nationals who have been granted asylum or treatment as stateless persons and holding a travel document listed under Annex II of Council Regulation 539/2001/EC.

e) Third-country nationals who are the flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights another helpers in the event of disaster or accident.

f) Third-country nationals whose travel document was issued by the UN, the Council of Europe, the International Criminal Court

g) Civilian flight crew and attendants.

h) Sea crew

i) The civilian crew of ships navigating in international inland waters

j) Third-country nationals, who have permission issued by Member States listed in the Annex II. of the Commission Decision (No.: C(2010)1620) Establishing the Handbook for the processing of visa applications and the modification of issued visas, in possession of the permission and valid travel document can stay ninety days within 6 months period without possessing visa in the Schengen area until the expiration date of the permission.

k) Certain third-country nationals (according to bilateral partial visa waiver agreements listed in: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements) in possession of diplomatic or service passport can enter the country without possessing a visa.

l) Third-country nationals in possession of diplomatic passport can enter the country without possessing a visa according to visa facilitation agreements (http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/eu-visa- facilitation-agreements)

m) According to the Regulation (EU) No 265/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 March 2010 (amending the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement and Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards movement of persons with a long-stay visa) a third-country national holding a long-stay visa (D) issued by a Member State should therefore be allowed to travel to other Member States for three months in any six-month period, under the same conditions as the holder of a residence permit.