Updates on entering Hungary

The Hungarian Government introduced new measures in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. In this article we will conclude the most important changes, and their effect on your arrival to our campuses.

Please note, that you should contact your faculty directly, if you have questions regarding education.

The Government Decree introduced two major changes:

  • Every foreign country is considered as ’red’.
  • You can bring your first test from the Schengen Area, the United States, Canada (you must confirm the test result with an authentic document in Hungarian or English) BUT Your second test must be taken in Hungary

 

What does it mean for You?

If you arrived in Hungary before 1 September:

  • these new regulations have no effects on your life.

 

If you arrive after 1 September, and you have a D type visa, residence permit or registration card (EEA citizens):

  • You can enter Hungary with your above mentioned documents, but you will need to stay in quarantine for 14 days, which can be waived by 2 negative PCR tests (more information about testing and quarantine below).

 

If you arrive after 1 September, and you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country and DO NOT HAVE a D type visa, residence permit or registration card:

  • Before entering Hungary, you need to fill a Police clearence form (leniency application). The leniency application is available on the Police's Electronical Administration portal. This page is in Hungarian, but the form is available in English, so do not worry. Go to the bottom left tile: “Államhatáron történő beutazáshoz méltányossági kérelem”. Then, click on it again on the next page. On the third page, you have the following options:

 

  • COVID-01: entry application with logging in to “ügyfélkapu” (the Hungarian electronic administration system)
  • COVID-02: entry application without logging in to “ügyfélkapu”
  • COVID-03: appeal if your previous application was refused, with logging in to “ügyfélkapu”
  • COVID-04: appeal if your previous application was refused, without logging in to “ügyfélkapu”

You will most probably need the option COVID-02, especially if you are not registered within “ügyfélkapu”.

  • The first question in the form is the Point of Entry, if you do not find the International Airport in Budapest, start typing „Liszt Ferenc” and „Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér” will appear, where you shall choose between terminal 2/A and 2/B
  • Please upload here your Letter of Acceptance / Confirmation Letter, or any other official document that proves your student status at the University of Pécs
  • Once you have received a positive feedback from the Police, you can enter Hungary.
  • After arrival you will need to stay in quarantine for 14 days, which can be waived by 2 negative PCR tests (more information about testing and quarantine below).

 

Quarantine and PCR testing

As a University student, you do not have to pay for the PCR tests taken by the University of Pécs.

 

If you wish to stay in your rented flat / private accommodation for the quarantine:

  • You can decide to stay in quarantine in your rented flat for 14 days. After the quarantine period ends, you can leave your flat.
  • You can also get tested, and after two negative tests, your quarantine will be waived.
  • If you do the quarantine in a rented flat, and would like to be tested, you need to take the following steps:
    • Book an appointment for testing:
      • by writing an email to fmk@pte.hu
      • The examinations are made at the Centre for Occupational Medicine (7624 Pécs Nyár u. 8.)
    • Send a request for leaving the quarantine for testing purposes to pecs.nepegeszsegugy@baranya.gov.hu They will issue you the certificate which you can use for leaving the quarantine. This certificate costs HUF 3,000, which you can pay by bank transfer to the Chief Medical Officer in Pécs (bank details will be sent to you by them). If you already have a booked appointment for the test, include the time and date in the request.
    • If you receive the certificate, you can go for the test. Please make sure that you use the shortest way possible, and do not use public transportation.

 

 

If you wish to stay in the dormitory for the quarantine, you shall visit the International Welcome Desk as you arrive to Pécs:

The International Welcome Desk operates as the entry point to our quarantine dormitory. If you stay here, the PCR testing will be conducted on the spot, our colleagues from the Clinical Centre will visit you in your room to take the tests.

Office hours of the International Welcome Desk:

31 August: 8:00 AM to 23:59 PM (CEST)

1 September – 30 September: 0-24,

1st October - 31st October: 8:00 AM to 20:00 PM (CEST)

 

 

Address of the International Welcome Desk:

7633 Pécs, Szántó-Kovács János utca 1/a

The entrance is from Stadion utca (‘utca’ means street).

On Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/eLiTFq7fWbZDbAJ89

iwd.png

 

Charges of the International Welcome Desk service and quarantine accommodation (Students with existing dormitory membership, quarantined at their dormitory residence (or other dormitory accommodation of equivalent quality) is not exempt from paying dormitory fees.):

 

With dormitory membership

Without dormitory membership

1 day in quarantine

HUF 4 850

HUF 7 350

2 days in quarantine

HUF 7 900

HUF 12 900

3 days in quarantine

HUF 10 950

HUF 18 450

4 days in quarantine

HUF 14 000

HUF 23 950

5 days in quarantine

HUF 17 050

HUF 29 450

7 days in quarantine

HUF 23 150

HUF 40 450

14 days in quarantine

HUF 46 300

HUF 80 900

 

Charges of the specially prepared dormitory placement must be paid when the quarantine period has ended. You can pay with credit card or cash (only HUF can be accepted) at the Welcome Desk.

 

The above price contains:

  • 3 meals per day
  • continuous supply and replacement of liquid soap and toilet paper
  • changing the bed linens according to the current health regulations

 

The following things will happen to you at International Welcome Desk:

  1. Your documents (Passport, other medical tests, Letter of Acceptance, dormitory registration, or proof of rented flat) will be checked.
  2. You will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire and according to the severity of the COVID situation in your country (where you stayed in the 14 days prior to your arrival) you will be categorized.
  3. Appointments will be arranged for you to take the necessary PCR tests
  4. You can check in to your quarantine placement.  

 

At the International Welcome Desk hand sanitizer, Wi-Fi, drinking water and disposable cups will be provided. You will also have the possibility to buy different types of face masks.

 

 

If you have questions regarding education, orientation, starting dates or online registration and enrolment, please contact your faculty coordinator directly.

nevtelen.png