For Your Information

Embassy information
Emergency numbers
  • Main emergency number: 112 – can be dialed in any kind of emergency
  • Police: 107
  • Ambulance: 104
  • Firefighters: 105

Here is a short list of vets that operate in English:


If you find yourself in need of medicine, you will need to find a pharmacy near your location. Fortunately, Budapest has at least one in every district. Outside the building they are indicated with a green cross and with the text “patika” or “gyógyszertár”.

If you need a pharmacy during the night or holidays, check out one of the 0-24 pharmacies.


During national and public holidays, most shops and businesses are closed, and public transportation is on holiday schedule, so they come less frequently.

  • National holidays
    • 15th March  Memorial Day of the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence.
    • 20th August – Day of the foundation of Hungary, as well as the Day of St. Stephen, Hungary’s first king.
    • 23rd October Memorial Day of the 1956 Revolution and War of Independence
  • Public holidays
    • 1st Jan – New Year’s Eve
    • Easter – Sometime in April
    • 1st May – International Worker’s Day
    • Pentecost and Whit Monday  The date depends on the date of Easter in a given year
    • 1st November – All Saint’s Day
    • 6th December – Santa Claus Day
    • Christmas – 24th December – 27th December