Known for its eastern European charm and beautiful capital city, Budapest, Hungary is a great alternative to other popular European destinations. Although Budapest is the most popular destination for travellers in Hungary, the country also boasts fantastic scenery and quaint villages in the countryside. You are never far from lakes, rivers, valleys and mountain views, in addition to ancient ruins along the Danube. Whether you want to experience the nightlife of Budapest or spend your time hiking and engaging in outdoor activities, having travel insurance for your trip allows you to focus on having fun and enjoying your stay in Hungary.
Important travel tips to consider for your trip
A Canadian passport is required to enter Hungary, and it must be valid for at least three months after your departure date. Tourist, student and business visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days. Hungary is part of the Schengen area, so travellers are required to follow the Schengen rules.
As in other areas of central Europe, petty crime, car theft and passport theft occur. It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times and keep your passport and personal identification secure. Also be conscious of taxi and restaurant scams that involve overcharging tourists.
The country maintains a cash-based economy, and the currency is the Hungarian forint (HUF), although the euro is also accepted. Credit cards are widely accepted in Budapest and other large cities. Flooding may occur during the spring, and snowstorms occur regularly during the winter. Make sure to check the weather forecast before travelling.
Best tourist destinations in Hungary
Budapest is the centre of the tourist industry in Hungary, and the beautiful Danube River runs right through the middle of the city. The Liberty Bridge and Danube Bend are must-visit areas. In addition, the city features the Buda Castle – a World Heritage site – and the Royal Palace in Visegrád, just north of the city.
Other great attractions include the country’s historic spa towns, Tihany on Lake Balaton, the caves of Lillafüred, and Eger Castle and many other forts and castles that are scattered throughout the countryside.
Why you need travel insurance for trips to Hungary
When travelling to European countries like Hungary, whether you are visiting family, backpacking, or are on vacation or business, travel insurance gives you the peace of mind in knowing you can get travel assistance if things don’t go according to plan. Blue Cross travel insurance provides you with access to 24/7 travel assistance, ensuring you can get help for emergency medical care, trip delays, lost luggage and much more. Get a free vacation travel insurance quote for Hungary today!
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