No vaccinations are required for travel to Hungary and standards
of public health are good, but a hepatitis A vaccination is
recommended for all travellers. Tap water is safe to drink and food
poisoning is not considered a high risk, although visitors are
recommended to vaccinate against typhoid, unless on a short stay
and only eating at major hotels and restaurants. Travellers
intending on visiting forested, grassy, lakeside or rural areas in
spring and summer should consider a tick-borne encephalitis
vaccine. A reciprocal health agreement with countries of the EU
provides nationals with free emergency health care on presentation
of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). All towns have
pharmacies, but anyone requiring specific medication should bring a
supply with them as most medicines are of Eastern European origin.
Health insurance is recommended.