Good to know
Let me give you a top tip:
The UEFA EURO 2020 app will be your trusted companion on your tournament journey, whether you’re a ticket holder or simply want to join the UEFA Festival action. You will receive all the updates on matchdays and what’s on in the city, plus personalised tips, a journey planner, walking routes and much more.
1. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of travel. EU passport holders can stay in Hungary for up to 90 days without a visa. Non-EU passport holders should check if they need a visa for Budapest.
2. EU residents enjoy free mobile roaming in Hungary. Fans from elsewhere should check charges with their service provider. Free Wi-Fi is common in cafés, restaurants and shopping centres. In case of an emergency you can dial 112, the European emergency number, free of charge from any UEFA EURO 2020 host city.
3. Local time is UTC +1, i.e.:
- UK, Ireland & Portugal: -1 hour
- Amsterdam, Rome, Bilbao: +/- 0 hours
- Bucharest: +1 hour
- Saint Petersburg: + 2 hours
- Baku: +3 hours
4. The local currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF). €1 is approx. HUF 324 (July 2019). ATMs are widely available and major shops and restaurants accept card payments, but it’s good to have some cash with you for everyday use.
5. Hungarian may be Europe’s trickiest language so trying to listen out for familiar sounding words won’t get you very far. Good news though: most people in urban Budapest speak English.