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.

Visa Waiver Agreements

Holders of passports issued by the countries, entities or territories listed in the table below are granted, under bilateral agreements, 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 5.)
Algeria D 1 month
Andorra OP, D, S, ID 90 days
Antigua and Barbuda OP, D, S 3 months
Argentina OP, D, S 3 months
Armenia D, S 30 days
Australia OP, D, S 3 months
Austria OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Azerbaijan D, S 90 days
Bahamas OP, D, S 3 months
Barbados OP, D, S 3 months
Belarus D, S 90 days
Belgium OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
Bulgaria OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina OP, D, S 90 days 5.)
Brazil OP, D, S 90 days
Brunei OP, D, S 30 days
Cambodia D, S 90 days
Canada OP, D, S 3 months
Cape Verde D, S 90 days
Chile OP, D, S 90 days (OP)
3 months
(D, S)
China D, S D: 90 days / S: 30 days
Colombia OP, D, S, special passport  90 days maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period 

Commonwealth of Dominica

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

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

OP, D, S 90 days
Denmark OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Ecuador D, S 90 days
Egypt D 90 days
Estonia OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Travel documents
issued by the EC
Laissez-passer travel documents 90 days 1.)
Finland OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
France OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
Georgia D, S 30 days
Germany OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Greece OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
Grenada OP, D, S 90 days
Guatemala OP, D, S 3 months
Holy See OP, D, S 90 days
Honduras OP, D, S 3 months
Hong Kong The passport of the special administrative territory of Hong Kong 90 days
India D, S 90 days
Indonesia D, S 90 days (from 01.05.2013)
Iran D 30 days
Iceland OP, D, S 3 months 4.)
Ireland OP, D, S 90 days 4.)
Israel OP, D, S 90 days
Italy OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Japan OP, D, S 90 days
Kazakhstan D, S 30 days
Kyrgyzstan D, S 30 days
Korea (Republic) OP, D, S 90 days
Kuwait D, S 90 days
Laos D, S 90 days
Latvia OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Lebanon D 90 days
Liechtenstein OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Lithuania OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Luxembourg OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
Macedonia (FYROM) OP, D, S 90 days 5.)
Macao The passport of the special administrative territory of Macao 90 days
Malaysia OP, D, S 90 days
Malta OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Mauritius OP, D, S 3 months
Mexico OP, D, S 90 days
Moldova OP, D, S 90 days
Monaco OP, D, S, ID 90 days
Mongolia D, S 30 days
Montenegro OP, D, S 90 days 5.)
Morocco D, S 90 days
Netherlands OP, D, S, ID 3 months 4.)
New Zealand OP, D, S 90 days
Nicaragua OP, D, S 90 days
Norway OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Palau OP, D, S, special passport 90 days maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period
Panama OP, D, S 90 days maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period
Paraguay OP, D, S 90 days
Peru OP, D, S 90 days
Philippines D, S 90 days
Poland OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Portugal OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Romania OP, D, S, ID 90 days 4.)
Russia D, S 90 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis OP, D, S 3 months
Saint Lucia OP, D, S 90 days
Saint

Vincent and the Grenadines

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