The Mission here hopes for the best as preparations and celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Hungary and Singapore are postponed

THE Ambassador of the Hungary Embassy in Singapore H.E. Dr Istvan Szerdahelyi said: “Just like many other nationals, a few dozens of Hungarians were affected by the travel restrictions in Singapore. Our Embassy was in direct contact with those citizens who registered for consular protection and those who reached out to us. We provided support for their safe return to Hungary before all flight connections were suspended.”

In order to cope with the rapidly evolving pandemic situation and to slow the spreading of Covid-19, the Hungarian Government declared state of emergency on 11th of March. A week later Hungary closed its borders for all passenger transport and only Hungarian citizens are allowed to enter the country.

Ambassador Szerdahelyi also said: “Regarding the work of our Embassy, Covid-19 pandemic came at a very bad time because this year we celebrate the 50 years of the diplomatic relations between Hungary and Singapore (1970-2020) therefore we planned a lot of activities and events for the first half of the year, all of which had to be postponed. We hope after life resuming to normal, we will be able to continue our efforts for strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.”


HUNGARY COVID-19 OUTBREAK as of 1st April 2020: Confirmed patients in Hungary: 492. Deceased: 16. Recovered: 37. (Sources: BNO, CDC & WHO)