The Dutch national team will play the eighth final in the Hungarian capital Budapest on June 27.

Orange fans can also attend that match, but the corona virus is not over yet.

Here's what you need to know about traveling to Hungary.

To get straight to the point: Don't you have a ticket for the match from the eighth finals of the European Championship yet?

Then it will be quite a job to get one, as it turned out earlier on Friday.

Are you one of the lucky ones with a valid ticket in your pocket?

Then you still have to get to Hungary.

There are still a number of snags due to the coronavirus.

See also: KNVB expects between five and ten thousand Orange fans in Budapest

Traveling without a test or quarantine

Are you fully vaccinated?

Then you can travel in the European Union without a test or quarantine, it was decided earlier this month in Brussels.

Fully vaccinated means two shots of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine or one of the Janssen vaccine.

The last doses must be administered at least two weeks before departure.

People who have only had one shot because they have had an infection before are also allowed to travel freely.

That is in fact registered as a full vaccination, the Ministry of Health confirmed earlier in conversation with

Children from the age of twelve must, if they have not been fully vaccinated, be able to submit a recent test that shows that they are not infected or have produced enough antibodies against the coronavirus.

Flight options limited

KLM operates a direct flight to Budapest three times a day.

However, you will be dependent on the 8:50am flight on June 27 if you want to get to the stadium without much rush, unless you leave the day before.

A trip via Paris with KLM and AirFrance is an alternative, as are flights with Lufthansa.

From Budapest Airport you can get to the city center with bus lines 100E and 200E.

The Puskás Aréna where the Netherlands plays the eighth finals is about 1,364 kilometers from the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht today.

This means that you can easily be on the road for 14 hours by car, as route planners point out.

By the way, do you want to know who will be orange's opponent?

Then look here.

Because you are passing through Germany by car, the registration, test or quarantine obligation will lapse.

The same applies to Austria, although you must be able to demonstrate during a check that you are actually passing through.

Finally, don't forget your Autobahn vignette for Austria and your e-vignette for Hungary.

The Hungarian government plans to reopen the borders with the Schengen countries on June 24, if the corona situation in the country allows.

This was announced by Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó last Wednesday.

By train you lose 14 hours anyway and you also have to leave a day earlier, otherwise you will be late.

For a single ticket you have lost at least 169.90 euros and you have to change trains twice.

Hungary previously lost this tournament in the Puskás Arena of Portugal.

(Photo: ANP)

Tourist trips to Hungary not possible

Although the KNVB is in talks with the local authorities in Budapest about setting up a fan zone, don't make the mistake of going to Hungary on the spec to taste the orange atmosphere.

Tourist trips to the country are not possible and an entry ban applies.

Traveling with an Orange fan without having a valid European Championship ticket is therefore not possible.

Only with the checklist below you can avoid the quarantine obligation and travel restrictions that apply in Hungary.

To enter Hungary you must as an orange fan:

  • A can show a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.

    The test result must be on paper in English or Hungarian and you should have this paper with you.

  • Have a vaccination certificate with you that is not older than six months

  • Agree that you can undergo a medical examination

  • Be in possession of a valid ticket for a European Championship match

COVID-19 bracelet mandatory

Once you have arrived in Budapest, you will have to get a so-called COVID-19 bracelet.

This is possible upon arrival at the airport or at the two collection points near the stadium (map).

As a Dutch fan you need a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours.

You must also show your passport or ID card.

In order to enter the Puskás Aréna, you must also have a mouth cap with you in addition to the admission ticket and COVID-19 bracelet.

Bags larger than A4 size are not allowed, as are umbrellas and food and drinks.

There are also rules for flags and banners: These may not be larger than 2 by 1.5 meters.

At the moment, Orange fans do not have to quarantine when they return to the Netherlands, nor do they have to hand over a negative corona test.

This is because the corona situation in Hungary does not (as yet) give rise to this, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In this stadium, the Puskás Aréna, the Orange squad will play the eighth final on June 27.

(Photo: ANP)

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