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Hungary keeps Croatia on ‘green’ safe countries list

ZAGREB, Aug 21 (Hina) – Hungary is going to tighten border crossing rules from Sept. 1 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the number of new infections is rising in neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday, as reported by Reuters.

“As the school year starts, we will no longer be able to work with the border crossing system that was used during the summer,” Orban was quoted by saying.

Under current regulations, those returning from countries with higher infection rates need to self-quarantine for 14 days unless they produce two negative virus tests.

“However, Croatia, a popular holiday destination for Hungarians, is still listed as ‘green’, which means no special rules apply,” recalls Reuters. Orban did not provide details about the new restrictions.

Since the onset of the COVID infection, Hungary has reported 5,046 coronavirus cases, with 609 deaths.

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