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By Eszter Horovitz
On September 9, 2021, 345 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 and 3 people died of coronavirus-related complications. The number of new confirmed daily COVID-19 cases (345) has not been this high since May 29, 2021 (350). There are 215 people with COVID-19 in the hospital, v. 221 a year ago. There are 26 of them on ventilators, versus 13 a year ago. With the vaccines and cross-immunity, the numbers should not be as high as last year. There were around 800 people with COVID-19 in the hospitals at the end of September last year. Theoretically, there should be half or even less this year. “Hungary doesn’t plan to re-introduce lockdown measures because of the Covid-19 pandemic as the majority of the population is now vaccinated.” Cabinet Minister Gergely Gulyas said.

If You Plan On Traveling To The Following Countries, Don’t.
The Most Covid-19 Restricted Countries To Travel To:

Saudi Arabia: Has ruled that a citizen who visits a country on its red list will be punished with fines and may even be banned from traveling abroad for three years. The red list includes UAE, India, Libya, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Vietnam, among others. Vaccines are also mandatory for air travel and other activities. Non vaccinated travelers need to complete a seven-day institutional quarantine. Non-compliance to any restrictions and social distancing measures can result in fines.

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Australia: No one is allowed to enter the country, except Australian citizens and residents, their immediate family members, and airline crew. Travelers must have compelling reasons to gain an individual exemption. Currently the whole country is on lockdown.

Vietnam: Has suspended the entry of travelers, except Vietnamese nationals, highly skilled workers, and those traveling for diplomatic or official business. People aren’t allowed to go out to buy groceries. Flights have been suspended and anyone using public transport must fill out a health declaration. Those who are still allowed into the country have to go through quarantine and testing upon arrival.

Malaysia: The country isn’t allowing foreign nationals to enter the country. Those who travel need to undergo tests and quarantine, and may have to apply for permission. There are movement restrictions and a curfew in place. Interstate travel requires additional permissions.

Indonesia: With more than 30,000 cases, Indonesia has suspended all visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry. Americans are not allowed to enter unless they have a residence permit. Those who are able to enter need to have a negative PCR test prior to their departure and a mandatory quarantine at a government facility. Intercity and interstate travel is restricted and would need additional tests and screenings.

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