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Travel health and vaccine advice for Hungary
Hungary
 
Hungary is offering its visitors a unique Central European experience mixed with exotic tastes inherited from its Turkish era. If the country’s natural landscapes are gentle and pretty, rather than striking and dramatic, the man made treasures are the true wonders of Hungary. A stunning array of architectural gems, ranging from Medieval houses to magnificent Baroque and Neoclassical buildings, are found in the magical capital city of Budapest, as well as throughout the whole country. Hungary’s cultural wealth also lies in its exquisite cuisine. If everybody knows the world famous Goulash, Hungarian gastronomy is made of countless other traditional dishes, each one being more delicious than the other.

INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH

We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.

For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.

HUNGARY – RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers.
Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough):  1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.
Measles – Rubella – Mumps Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.
Flu – Influenza Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.
Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella) Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis B Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).
Tick-borne Encephalitis Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Lyme disease Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.
Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.

MEDICAL CARES

The health care level is globally high in Hungary. Medical fees in public hospitals are very cheap, but be aware that some public facilities have rudimentary medical equipment and don’t provide satisfying medical care. The following private establishments provide reliable care : the Telki Private Hospital, the FirstMed Centers and the R-Clinic, all located in Budapest, the capital city. In case of medical complications or serious injury, the evacuation to another country is required.

If you need an ambulance, call 104.

Pharmaceutical services in Hungary are of satisfying quality and follow European standards. Pharmacies are usually well stocked. The II district Frankel Leo utca 22 and the VII Rakoczi ut 86 pharmacies in Budapest can be quoted. But it is always better to bring your own medical kit.

 

 

SECURITY ABROAD

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs, particularly at markets, on public transportation and in railway stations, shopping centres and tourist areas.

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CANADIAN AMBASSY

Emergency services

In case of emergency, dial:

  • general emergency assistance: 112
  • ambulance: 104
  • fire: 105
  • police: 107