Passengers Required to Wear Mask on Board Again

According to a Government Decree, wearing a face mask is mandatory again while traveling onboard public transport, including the local services of Paksi Közlekedési Kft. from 1 November 2021.

On 28 October 2021, the Government of Hungary decided to make the use of masks mandatory again for those traveling by public transport and those working there due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The Decree, which will take effect as of 1 November, was published in Issue No. 197 of 2021 of the Official Journal (Magyar Közlöny). By virtue of the Government Decree, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on all our buses from Monday.

In accordance with the published provisions of Government Decree No. 597/2021 (X. 28.) Korm., the mask must be worn

  • on all means of public transport,
  • at all stations and stops, and
  • wherever passengers and transport workers or those providing passenger transport services may meet.

Children under 6 years of age, persons with an intellectual or psychosocial disability, and persons with an autism spectrum disorder are not required to wear a mask.

According to the Government Decree, public transport operators are obliged to charge persons traveling on public transport without a mask or not wearing the mask correctly a fine in addition to the fare. A person who, despite the driver’s request, does not wear the mask correctly or does not voluntarily leave the public transport vehicle should be expelled from the trip, with a police action initiated against him/her on suspicion of committing an offense, and removed from the public transport vehicle.

As is well known, the previous obligation to wear a mask on public transport was lifted by the Government with effect from 13 July 2021.