Budapest Cultural Venues Reopening Gradually

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Budapest’s cultural venues are reopening gradually, with museums, most spas and open-air theatres slated to reopen to patrons with immunity certificates in the coming month, a deputy mayor of the city said on Thursday.


Erzsébet Gy. Németh noted that six of the spas, the Budapest Zoo and the city’s libraries have opened over the past week. Cinemas are also open, under strict social distancing regulations, she said. All venues will require adult patrons to present immunity certificates, and minors will have to be accompanied by an adult with one, she noted. Museums and galleries will open gradually, with the open-air Aquincum Museum starting next weekend, and open-air theatres in early June, she said. Gy. Németh called on patrons to wear masks at indoor events. “We know that adults protected against the coronavirus can still transmit the disease, and also that the third wave is a risk for our children too,” she said. She called on the public to observe all pandemic regulations, “as the third wave has just started to recede.”

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