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2020 Entry information to Hungary for UD students regarding the COVID-19 situation

Updated on: 02.11.2020.

 

According to the current COVID-19 epidemiological situation, online registration is now open for all freshmen of all international programs in the frame of which you can enroll and register for the courses.
 
We have already sent you the information concerning the online registration via email, please follow the instructions carefully.
 
We encourage you to arrive to Hungary as soon as possible and join UD's on-campus training. Beside the hygienic measures (hand sanitizers in the corridors, regular cleaning, GP service, etc.), the University of Debrecen has introduced the entry regulations in order to protect the community of the University from COVID-19 infection. You may find the regulation here.  Please read it carefully and plan your travel to Hungary accordingly.
 
Due to different safety regulations all around the world, you may not be able to arrive in Debrecen in time (eg. delayed visa application process, airport lockdown, missing flights, etc.). Please note that in case of visa refusal you cannot start your studies online.
 
In this case, the University of Debrecen will provide you a temporary online support so that you can join courses and study remotely until you arrive and can join the on-campus education in Debrecen. We will provide you the details later on. However, please note that the University may ask your supporting documents that justifies the delay of your arrival in Hungary.

 

Please scroll down or click on the links for direct access:

1. Entry information to Hungary
2. Medical check-up procedure
3. Information about entering UD premises, PCR testing and quarantine regulations

 

1. Entry information to Hungary

 

Travel information
As the situation changes day-by-day and  country-by-country some flights can be cancelled, or it is possible that there is no direct flight to Budapest or Debrecen International Airport.

Please look for alternative connections to Budapest Airport.

E.g. generally speaking there are connections from Frankfurt, Munich, Dubai, Istanbul, Doha, Amsterdam, Paris, London to Budapest.
 
Please check regularly the website of the airlines!

 

Transfer from Budapest Airport:
Our TroubleShooter office can help you arrange door-to door minibus shuttle from Budapest Airport to Debrecen. For more info, please click here.

 

Entry information:
Hungarian government has recently issued a new decree according to which as of 1 September no matter from which country you arrive, the following rule applies:
 
1.1. In case you are from a VISA bound country
1.2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country
1.3. Additional infromation for Stipendium Hungaricum students
 

 

1.1. In case you are from a VISA bound country 

 

You may enter Hungary with a valid D-type VISA or a valid residence permit.

 

The University of Debrecen provides a certificate to all freshmen which confirms that the student will start the education at the University. Please print out the document and fill out the second part by hand (place of quarantine in Debrecen, list of transit countries etc.) and sign it. Make sure you have this document at hand in case the police requires it at the border.

 

  • When you receive the visa supporting documents, please start the VISA application as soon as possible. 
  • Please check your local Hungarian Embassy’s websites regularly for more information on their VISA application procedure! The Embassies will publish all recent information on their website.

  • In case the Hungarian Embassy in your country remains closed or does not accept D-type Visa applications until the end of August, you may start to register online. We encourage you to arrive to Hungary as soon as possible and join UD's on-campus training. University of Debrecen will provide you a temporary online support so that you can join courses and study remotely.

 

You will be obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection.

  • If there is no suspicion of infection, you will be required to stay in quarantine for 10 days.
  • All students will be quarantined for 10 days.

 

More info about quarantine obligation can be found here.

 

Please note that from 31 October 2020, University of Debrecen organizes PCR testing only for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholars - if requested.

Without PCR testing the compulsory quarantine for everyone is 10 days! Quarantine obligation is ordered and checked by the local police. The University of Debrecen has no authority or role in this process.

If you are a  SH student, and want to be tested, please send an e-mail to troubleshooter@edu.unideb.hu with your date of arrival, exact name, date of birth, gender, mother's name, Neptun code, passport number, mobile phone number and e-mail address. Please send valid and complete data.

If you are  not a SH student, and want to be tested, you have to organize testing by yourself.
The list of official testing organizations can be found on this link.

Anyone (SH and not SH students as well!) deciding to have PCR tests, needs to inform the police about leaving the quarantine for PCR testing and about the place of the test 24 h in advance, by submitting an online form.
After receiving the PCR test result, all students need to inform the police about the result trough an online form.

Online forms for notifying police about testing and about the result of the test can be reached here.

For more information about these steps please check the following documents:

Info to police about testing

Info to police about result

 

 

1.2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country 

 

Your local Hungarian Embassy/Consulate/Representation will provide you with a certificate with which you will be able to enter the Schengen zone upon request.

You may download the certificate here.

 

You shall submit online a written entry request to the Hungarian Police. The entry request can be submitted in English or in Hungarian electronically only. You may submit the request here: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/ 

(Click here to check how to reach the form on the website!)

(On the first page of the form in order to fill in the "Point of entry" field correctly please start type "Liszt Ferenc"  or "Debrecen" so that you will be able to pick the correct airport and terminal.)

 

The University of Debrecen provides a certificate to all freshmen which confirms that the student will start the education at the University. Please print out the document and fill out the second part by hand (place of quarantine in Debrecen, list of transit countries etc) and sign it. Please attach this certificate as an annex to the police entry request and make sure you have this document at hand in case the police requires it at the border.

 

You will be obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection. Those individuals suspected of infection are not allowed to enter the country.

 

  • If there is no suspicion of infection, you will be required to stay in quarantine for 14 days.
  • All students will be quarantined for 10 days. 

 

More info about quarantine obligation can be found here.

 

Please note that from 31 October 2020, University of Debrecen organizes PCR testing only for Stipendium Hungaricum Scholars - if requested.

Without PCR testing the compulsory quarantine for everyone is 10 days! Quarantine obligation is ordered and checked by the local police. The University of Debrecen has no authority or role in this process.

If you are a  SH student, and want to be tested, please send an e-mail to troubleshooter@edu.unideb.hu with your date of arrival exact name, date of birth, gender, mother's name, Neptun code, passport number, mobile phone number and e-mail address. Please send valid and complete data.

If you are  not a SH student, and want to be tested, you have to organize testing by yourself.
The list of official testing organizations can be found on this link.

Anyone (SH and not SH students as well!) deciding to have PCR tests, needs to inform the police about leaving the quarantine for PCR testing and about the place of the test 24 h in advance, by submitting an online form.
After receiving the PCR test result, all students need to inform the police about the result trough an online form.

Online forms for notifying police about testing and about the result of the test can be reached here.

For more information about these steps please check the following documents:

Info to police about testing

Info to police about result

 

In case a student already had COVID-19 infection within 6 month prior to arrival to Hungary and he/she can provide supporting medical documents, he/she can be exempted from quarantine.

In case you have no accommodation in Debrecen yet, please contact TroubleShooter University info point, they can help you to find private accommodation.

 

 

1.3. Additional infromation for Stipendium Hungaricum students 

 

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship students can apply for a dormitory place but seats are extremely limited so they can also contact TroubleShooter to find private accommodation.

  • Before travelling to Hungary, please check relevant travel safety requirements and regulations (e.g. have masks or face covers).
  • Please plan your travel according to your self-quarantine obligations.
  • Exact date of the registration period is stated in your Letter of Acceptance.

 

It is our definite request that all students respect COVID-19 regulations and restrictions of the University of Debrecen as the violation of these regulations may have serious consequences regarding your studies, and will result in the termination of your student status!

 

2. Medical check-up procedure

 

We would like to share some important information about the medical check-up procedure and requirements of the University of Debrecen.

You can reach all the necessary instructions and documents by clicking here!

Please read it carefully, follow the steps and make sure that you bring all necessary documents with you for the registration.

 

 

We hope to see you soon in Debrecen!

 

Important!

Please check your e-mail account regularly as we will keep you updated regarding the current situation. Make sure you check your spam folder as well, thank you!
 

 

You can download the Joining Instructions from here!

 

If you have any question, please contact admission@edu.unideb.hu!

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