Procedures regarding the rules of entering Hungary and special medical examination for Hungarian students with dual citizenship, for non-Hungarian students and for students of foreign higher education institutions

Valid from 2 September 2020

I. General provisions

 

  1. The student must contact the higher education institution of which they are a student, and must arrive at the accommodation specified in the certificate within 24 hours after entering Hungary.
  2. The higher education institution shall issue
    • a certificate in accordance with Annex 1 for entry to Hungary to all non-Hungarian students and Hungarian students with dual citizenship holding a student status at the higher education institution.
    • a certificate in accordance with Annex 2 to all students holding a student status at a foreign higher education institution who enter Hungary for the purpose of student mobility (partial studies, internship or short-term study visit).
  3. The identification of the student on the basis of their non-personal data (passport/other travel document number and nationality) will be recorded in a central unified electronic interface set up for inspection by the National Police Headquarters.

 

 

II. Rules pertaining to the entry and medical examination of foreign students equated to Hungarian citizens

According to the Government Regulation 408/2020. (VIII. 30.) on travel restrictions during the epidemiological preparedness period (hereafter referred to as the Government Regulation), those who hold and present at entry a valid residence permit to stay in Hungary for a period exceeding 90 days issued on any legal grounds by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing or a residence permit (type D visa) is subject to the same assessment as a Hungarian citizen.

  1. Upon entering Hungary, the student may undergo a medical examination, which they must tolerate.
  2. If the medical examination detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the student’s body, the current procedure of the National Public Health Center must be followed or – if it holds no risk of contagion – the student must be placed in official home quarantine.
  3. In case no infection is suspected based on the medical examination and

                 a.) the student holds a place of residence in Hungary, the student will be placed in official home quarantine for 14 days;

                b.) the student does not hold a place of residence in Hungary, the student will be placed in a quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority for 14 days, which may be replaced by a dormitory if it complies with the rules of official home quarantine, ie. complete quarantine (using separate sanitary, laundry and cooking facilities in the room).

  1. The epidemiological authority shall register the person placed in the official home quarantine. Compliance with quarantine is regularly monitored by the competent police authority.
  2. Violation of the quarantine obligation will result in the termination of the student status.
  3. If entry to Hungary takes place at least 14 days before the day of enrollment, a 14-day quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or official home quarantine must be completed, or – as per the approved request of the student – a molecular biological test (SARS-CoV-2 test) can be carried out, performed twice at least 48 hours apart within 5 days, in accordance with professional healthcare rules. The student’s higher education institution participates in the organization of the molecular biology test and it is carried out by the regionally designated medical higher education institution. Using public transport is not permitted for the student to visit the sampling facility; they must arrive at a pre-arranged time wearing a mask.
  4. Students may leave official home quarantine with the permission of the epidemiological authority responsible for issuing the official home quarantine decision, if the results of both the first and second molecular biological tests confirm that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detectable in the student’s body at the time of the examinations.
  5. The student can start their studies in the higher education institution only if it can be certified based on the Government Regulation and on the regulations listed in this procedure that the student has fulfilled their quarantine obligations or that they hold 2 SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests with negative results.
  6. If the student has the opportunity, it is recommended that a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test be performed two times as soon as possible.
  7. If either of the tests shows the presence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the student’s body, the current procedure of the National Public Health Center must be followed.

 

III. Rules pertaining to the entry and medical examination of foreign students without a Hungarian citizenship not equated to Hungarian citizens

 

  1. Students without a Hungarian citizenship not equated to Hungarian citizens may be granted an exemption at the request of the competent local police authority according to the place of intended entry, thus entering the territory of Hungary may be permitted.
  2. The request can only be submitted electronically by the student or by an authorized representative on the following website: www.ugyintezes.police.hu. The procedure is free of charge.
  3. The police authority will allow entry if the applicant proves that the purpose of entry is to fulfill an obligation to study or to take an exam on the basis of their student status, and this is evidenced by a certificate issued by the educational institution.
  4. Upon entry, the student holding a permit may undergo a medical examination, which they must tolerate.
  5. If infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student must not be allowed entry to Hungary.
  6. If no infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be placed in a quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or official home quarantine for 14 days, which may be replaced by a dormitory if it complies with the rules of official home quarantine, ie. complete quarantine (using separate sanitary, laundry and cooking facilities in the room).
  7. The epidemiological authority shall register the person placed in the official home quarantine. Compliance with quarantine is regularly monitored by the competent police authority.
  8. Violation of the quarantine obligation will result in the termination of the student status.
  9. If entry to Hungary takes place at least 14 days before the day of enrollment, a 14-day quarantine designated by the epidemiological authority or official home quarantine must be completed, or – as per the approved request of the student – a molecular biological test (SARS-CoV-2 test) can be carried out, performed twice at least 48 hours apart within 5 days, in accordance with professional healthcare rules. The student’s higher education institution participates in the organization of the molecular biology test and it is carried out by the regionally designated medical higher education institution. Using public transport is not permitted for the student to visit the sampling facility; they must arrive at a pre-arranged time wearing a mask.
  10. The student may be granted exemption from quarantine by the epidemiological authority responsible for issuing the quarantine decision, if the results of both the first and second molecular biological tests confirm that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detectable in the student’s body at the time of the examinations.
  11. The student can start their studies in the higher education institution only if it can be certified based on the Government Regulation on travel restrictions during the epidemiological preparedness period and on the regulations listed in this procedure that the student has fulfilled their quarantine obligations or that they hold 2 SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests with negative results.
  12. If either of the tests shows the presence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the student’s body, the current procedure of the National Public Health Center must be followed.