Hungary ban petrol tourism

 Friday, May 27, 2022 


Hungary will not allow foreigners from a program capping fuel prices and bring an end to “petrol tourism”. People from neighbouring countries are coming to Hungary to make the most of the cheapest gas stations of EU.

The Cabinet Minister and jurist of Hungary, Gergely Gulyas, told the reporters on Thursday that fuel prices capped at 480 forint per liter ($1.32) will only be available to the drivers who have Hungarian license plates. He mentioned that foreign motorists will not fall into this category and have to pay higher prices.

However, he didn’t mention whether this rule would clash with the existing rules governing the single market of EU, which proscribes any sort of biasness on the basis of nationality or the country of residence.

The tweak to the fuel price cap elevates the chance of extension past its July 1st expiration date. It was last extended on April 27th, along with a similar limit on the prices of sugar and flour.

The measures were put in place to hold the adverse results from increasing inflation, which in the coming months as the central bank anticipates will go beyond 10% from a year earlier.

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