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The Hungarian border control is very strict and thorough. They will not hesitate to conduct a full vehicle search if necessary.   
 
The Hungarian border control is very strict and thorough. They will not hesitate to conduct a full vehicle search if necessary.   
Entry from Schengen countries (Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia) does not require such border control since the abolishment of physical borders in 2007. All remaining EU borders show light control (Romania, Croatia) and due to a bilateral agreement Serbian citizens are also no more to undergo a strict border control. However you have to take into consideration that if entering from the Schengen area you might have to undergo a so called domestic customs control at any time when moving/driving in the country. Non-Schengen passengers must count with having to face a strict control upon passing the border from Ukraine and Serbia. Coming from Serbia you are allowed to bring 2 packets of cigarettes into Hungary. Any excess will be confiscated and you will end up with a fine of €102. Hunting weapons can be imported from any EU member state provided that you have a European Licence. However you cannot buy or sell your a new weapon here. Automatic weapons can't be held at all, and there is little chance you'd ever get a license in Hungary to obtain such. The same is the situation with illicit drugs. Infringement of these rules will lead to your immediate arrest!
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Entry from Schengen countries (Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia) does not require such border control since the abolishment of physical borders in 2007. All remaining EU borders show light control (Romania, Croatia) and due to a bilateral agreement Serbian citizens are also no more to undergo a strict border control. However you have to take into consideration that if entering from the Schengen area you might have to undergo a so called domestic customs control at any time when moving/driving in the country. Non-Schengen passengers must count with having to face a strict control upon passing the border from Ukraine and Serbia. Coming from Serbia you are allowed to bring 2 packets of cigarettes into Hungary. Any excess will be confiscated and you will end up with a fine of €102. There no signs stating that the limitation is only two packs. The custom officers are very rude. In case you are pulled over for excess, it will take up to 5 hours for the procedure to complete. The fine is 2500HUF but they make you go to an exchange office where you have to pay 90 euro to get 2500 HUF (local exchange rate is 80 euro). Hunting weapons can be imported from any EU member state provided that you have a European Licence. However you cannot buy or sell your a new weapon here. Automatic weapons can't be held at all, and there is little chance you'd ever get a license in Hungary to obtain such. The same is the situation with illicit drugs. Infringement of these rules will lead to your immediate arrest!
 
Entry from non-Schengen countries can take quite a long time, in particular in the summer months on the weekends when EU-Nationals are returning back north along the E75 corridor from Belgrade, Serbia. The wait lines to get through the border have been as long as 7km with a wait time of up to 6 hours. Alternative border-crossing points in Hungary or Croatia can be used to by-pass. If you are driving in from an EU country e.g. Austria, you are required to pull over to check with authorities at the border, otherwise, the borders are open and usually the immigration control kiosk are empty.  
 
Entry from non-Schengen countries can take quite a long time, in particular in the summer months on the weekends when EU-Nationals are returning back north along the E75 corridor from Belgrade, Serbia. The wait lines to get through the border have been as long as 7km with a wait time of up to 6 hours. Alternative border-crossing points in Hungary or Croatia can be used to by-pass. If you are driving in from an EU country e.g. Austria, you are required to pull over to check with authorities at the border, otherwise, the borders are open and usually the immigration control kiosk are empty.  
  

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