PCR-testing and Quarantine

COVID-19 information

Arrival in Hungary and PCR-testing (updated according to governmental legislation in effect from 3 September, 2020)

To enter Hungary, you will need a document called Annex 1. It is to specify your quarantine address, transit countries while travelling to Hungary and to certify that you are one of MATE's students. Annex 1 empty file for MISP, FAO and self-financed students ONLY is to be sent as an answer for the email with the subject: Welcome information from MATE, Hungary_Scholarship_YOUR NAME! SH, DFP and SCYP students will soon receive their Annex 1 document automatically. SH, DFP and SCYP students DO NOT HAVE TO SEND their data for processing.

According to the governmental legislation, after entering Hungary, you need a quarantine of 10 days that can be shortened by possessing two negative PCR-test results taken in Hungary.

Please note that MATE dormitories cannot accept anyone for testing or for their quarantine period (the cost of accommodation during this period must be covered by students). Only those who arrive from countries whose immunity cards are mutually acknowledged can enter any MATE Campuses without possessing 2 negative PCR test results in case they bring their immunity card from their home country. List of countries with mutual immunity card agreement: Albania, Bahrain, Croatia Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Green Verde, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, The Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Newcomer and returning Stipendium Hungaricum and Diaspora scholars can have 2 free tests in Szent Rókus Klinikai Tömb (name of the hospital), address 1085 Budapest, Stáhly u. 9 when entering the country for the first time in the academic year 2021/22. SCYP students can only have 1 free test, FAO scholars can have 2 free tests/semester in the same hospital. Testing requires pre-registration. Other students (ERASMUS, MISP, self-financing students) can also have their tests done for 19.500HUF/test in the same hospital organised by the university. However, they can also choose to book their appointments at Liszt Ferenc Airport in a COVID-19 test centre.

We can provide an appointment for PCR-testing; however, we need to be GDPR-compatible. Please, take the following steps to cooperate with us in your testing procedure:

  • We need your written consent, signed and emailed to authorize our University to manage and transfer some of your personal data to Szent Rókus Klinikai Tömb for pre-registration. Please, send your Statement of consent for data management and data transmission for pre-registration related to performing a coronavirus test to international [kukac] uni-mate.hu

  • Data protection factsheet is available here.
  • SEND this EXCEL SHEET filled in properly to international [kukac] uni-mate.hu

    for pre-registration. In the address section, your quarantine address is needed. It is vitally important to provide the details of your arrival: day and time. (Column P)

  • Please, send both the excel sheet and your Statement of Consent with the following subject line: PCR-testing_Data and Statement of Consent_YOUR NAME
  • After pre-registration is done, you will get a confirmation email about your appointment. The hospital assistants will register you as one of MATE-students to enable us to finance your testing later.

Those who book their appointments at the airport testing site, do NOT have to send their GDPR-consent and personal data to MATE - International.

Recommended HOTEL accommodation during the testing period
For the students of Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hotel Ferihegy (https://hotelferihegy.hu/, located 2.2 km from Liszt Ferenc Airport) can provide accommodation and half-board service with the following conditions:

  • The price for one night is 6,000 HUF / student. The hotel offers half board as an extra service.
  • The hotel also provides transfer from the airport for HUF 2,000.
  • Contact details of the hotel: sales [kukac] hotelferihegy.hu  or + 36 30 229 1979 (Viber, Whatsapp)

Please note that the cost of accommodation during testing and/or quarantine period must be covered by our students. Please, also consider that in case of a positive test result, you must stay in quarantine for 10 days in the accommodation where you have been staying.
However, for SH and SCYP students, 20.000 HUF quarantine support will be reimbursed and transferred along with their first stipend if and only if they arrive in Hungary for the first time and start their studies in person for the first time (1st-year SH and SCYP scholars and 2nd-year SH scholars who could not enter the country during 2020/21 academic year but joined courses online).


A guide to manage quarantine obligations before and after arrival in Hungary according to the measures introduced on 27th October, 2020 and which are still in effect
(updated on 1st August, 2021)

The District Police Headquarters in charge of your quarantine place are responsible for ordering, monitoring and terminating your quarantine obligations.
If you

  • plan to enter Hungary or
  • are in quarantine under testing at the moment.

Visit the website of the Hungarian Police. Click on Start a new case

Those who arrive with Type "D" visa do not have to submit an Equity request. About submitting an Equity request, you can read later below.

Choose „Submissions related to epidemic control mesures” to
1) pre-register before entering the country or
2) notify the police of leaving your quarantine place for testing 24 hours prior(!) to your planned appointment or
3) send your PCR-test results to the responsible District Police Headquarters to terminate your quarantine surveillance.

Before entering Hungary, you should pre-register to make your immigration processes quicker (a police file number or a QR code is generated). - This is only optional.:

Before finalizing your request, you should click on the arrow on the left to reach the second and third page. There are 3 pages to be filled in!

Before going to have your PCR-tests, you should fill in the following electronic form to notify the police about your leaving for testing. Please, make sure to submit the electronic form at least 24 hours prior to testing.

Before finalizing your request, you should click on the arrow on the left to reach the second page. There are 2 pages to be filled in!

After finishing PCR-testing you should send your PCR-test results attached via COVID-08 electronic form to the responsible District Police Headquarters to terminate your quarantine surveillance.

Before finalizing your request, you should click on the arrow on the left to reach the second page. There are 2 pages to be filled in! You should upload your test results first and then click on Finalize.

In case you arrive NOT with Type "D" visa but from Europe, from an EU-member state OR out of Schengen-borders, you need to submit an equity request form following this route before entering the country. (Quarantine obligations are the same for anybody, only vaccination rules can exempt you from quarantine):