Here, we collect the most recent information you should know about.

Info letter for new students

Immunity certificate

COVID-19 vaccination

Online grocery shopping

Covid-19 third vaccine dose

Quarantine accommodation

Vaccination – registration issues

Release from quarantine


Info letter for new students

Dear Student,

Greetings from Budapest, Hungary! We are pleased to welcome you to the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) for the fall term of the 2021/2022 academic year.

The following letter contains important information related to your stay in Hungary:

  1. Arrival to Hungary,
  2. Accommodation options in Budapest,
  3. Your scholarship and its worth,
  4. All necessary official steps as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder,
  5. The International Mentor Team (IMT) and other useful contacts.

Arrival to Hungary

Since 1st September 2020, all countries of the world have been classified unsafe to travel to/from by the Hungarian authorities. As such, foreign citizens are banned from Hungary. However, students studying at Hungarian Higher Education can still enter the country under special conditions. The general procedure is as follows, but you can find more information on this webpage:

  • Apply for a D-type visa if you need it.
  • Buy a traveller’s health insurance to cover any medical costs (very important)
  • Submit the E200 request in Neptun and once it is approved, download and print your student status certificate from its attachments.
  • Download, print, and fill out the Neptun certificate, according to this
  • Submit a leniency form on the website of the Hungarian Police. You should upload your student status certificate there to support your request. We have prepared a guide to help you with this process.
  • Fill out the “Arrival to Hungary” questionnaire.

A few days before your arrival, a member of the IMT will get in touch with you via e-mail to check if everything is going fine with your arrival.

As the semester begins, because of the registration period.

More information about registration, requests and education:

Please note: your Acceptance Letter says that Martos Dormitory is your temporary accommodation. However, this is written only to help you with your visa application, not because you can stay there. Consequently, please do not even attempt to check in there after your arrival, because they cannot host anybody.


The university can provide dormitory placement for only a limited number of students. For everyone else, Tempus Foundation grants you an extra 40.000 HUF (appx. 115 EUR) as a monthly accommodation allowance on top of your regular scholarship. If you wish to live in a university dorm, please submit the E005NEW request in Neptun until the 8th  of August.

Dorm places are awarded based on your admission points to the university (and not a first-come, first-served basis). Hence, it does not matter when you submit your application as long as you do so before the deadline.

Even if you receive a place, you cannot move into your room before the 28th  of August. Please note: As there is no university-sponsored quarantine accommodation, please make your own arrangements for the mandatory 10-day-quarantine.

Once you have applied for a dormitory placement, you can cancel your application until the 5th of September. After you decide to move into the dormitory, you will not receive the accommodation allowance during the semester.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that by requesting a dormitory place, you agree to the following terms:

  • You receive your place for a fixed period: from moving in – until 2022.01.28. During the semester, you are not eligible to swap your dormitory place for the accommodation allowance.
  • By filling out and submitting the Neptun request, you are signing a contract that obliges you to live in the dormitory until the specified move-out date, if your request is accepted.
  • When moving in, you must sign a tenancy agreement with the dormitory, which also counts as a contract. A System Policy and the House Rules are included in the tenancy agreement, and you are obliged to follow them.
  • You are allowed to stay in the dormitory ONLY if you have an active status at BME. You must move out within 10 days once you are no longer an active student (i.e. you graduate, complete all the necessary criteria to have your state exam, decide to interrupt your studies, or go on a passive semester).

Please note that PhD students are not eligible for dormitory places.

If you wish to rent an apartment, Tempus Foundation grants you an extra 40.000 HUF/month (approx. 115 EUR) as an additional contribution to your accommodation expenses on top of your scholarship. During your flat search, you may experience a language barrier with some apartment owners. IMT is ready to help you get through this issue.

For further information, please visit our website.

Scholarship payment, cost of living in Budapest

As a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder, you will be receiving 43 700 HUF (~ 115 EUR) every month. The planned pay-out days are available on this page. However, you should keep in mind that the university cannot transfer any money to you until you have the following data uploaded and approved on the Neptun system:

  1. Hungarian address
  2. Hungarian bank account number
  3. Hungarian tax ID
  4. Fill out request 913COVID on the Neptun system

Due to the current pandemic situation, it might take up to 2 months to arrange the above 3 points. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you come prepared with funds enough to sustain you for the first couple of months of your stay. Also, the university cannot make payments outside the planned dates.

To make your planning easier, we have collected standard costs of living, which may vary depending on your lifestyle:

  • Accommodation: from 150 EUR/month for a bed in a shared room, or from 300 EUR/month for a 1-bedroom flat,
  • Utilities (water, gas, electricity, common costs): 80 – 120 EUR/person/month,
  • Public transportation: 10 EUR/month for students (only with a student ID!),
  • Food: 150 EUR/month if you cook for yourself, 500 EUR/month if you live on takeaways and eat out most of the time.

Official currency exchange locations can be found near the university campus and all around the city. Please use only official vendors!

Compulsory official steps

  • Residence permit : (please open this link)
    • If you are travelling with a D-type visa, you are obliged to have your residence permit within 30 days of crossing the borders of the Schengen Area. The International Mentor Team will organise appointments at the beginning of the semester. You will receive more information about this later via e-mail. In the meantime, please make sure you have the necessary documents
    • If you are travelling without a D-type visa, you are obliged to have your residence permit within 90 days of crossing the borders of the Schengen Area. In this case, please register on the website of the Immigration Office and upload all the required documents there. There is a detailed guide about the process on these pages [link1, link2].
    • Please be aware that you can only stay in Hungary on legal terms if you have your residence permit, so it is an inevitable bureaucratic step! The residence permit is also necessary for many other official steps, such as applying for a TAJ card (Hungarian health insurance card). Hence it is crucial to start the application process as soon as you have your accommodation.
  • TAJ card (Hungarian national health insurance): (please open this link)
    • Once you have received your residence permit, it is crucial that you apply for a TAJ card. Especially during this pandemic, having a TAJ card, and thus access to public healthcare in Hungary, can truly save lives! The application procedure is available here.
  • Generali insurance (private health insurance until your TAJ is ready):
    • This option serves you as a safety net in case you have any medical issues while you are waiting for your TAJ card. The application procedure is available here.

International Mentor Team

The International Mentor Team (IMT) is a student organisation at BME. We offer you a helping hand with your official duties at the beginning of your stay.  Furthermore, IMT organises community activities such as game nights, movie nights, hiking trips and so on, to make the best of your stay. If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to contact us!

You probably noticed that the links above mostly lead to the same website, which is our official website. It covers practically all aspects of your official duties and many more! We strongly recommend reading through its pages before your arrival and also before contacting us. You will probably find suitable answers to your questions, sometimes hidden in the FAQ. You can find useful contact details both for us and for other university officials on this page.

You can also follow us on social media. We have a YouTube channel, an Instagram page and a Facebook group to connect with your peers and find relevant up-to-date information.

Best regards,


COVID-19 vaccination

  • Vaccines are voluntary and free – you do not need to have a TAJ number.
  • You will need two doses to develop immunity.
  • If you want to get vaccinated, register here first (do not worry, you might not get an email after registration).
  • After registration, you can book an appointment for the vaccination here (without a TAJ card) or here (if you registered with your TAJ number)– and even choose the type of vaccine which will be given to you (availability of certain vaccines may change day by day though).  The government made a video guide to help you with the appointment booking.
  • There are some conditions (e.g. pregnancy, certain allergic reactions) in which the vaccine cannot be given to you. This includes a positive PCR test that was made within 3 months.
  • Before getting the vaccine, you will need to fill out a consent form. We translated it for you, you can find it here.

COVID-19 third vaccine dose

As of the 1st of August, you can sign up for your 3rd dose of the vaccine! 

Who can get the new dose? 

Anyone over 18, who already got their 2nd dose in over 4 months AND got vaccinated with both doses (with one dose in case of the Janssen vaccine) in Hungary. 

Where can I sign up? 

Visit the You can enter by filling out the TAJ number and date of birth boxes. (Note: if you are not eligible for a new dose of vaccine, you can’t sign up).  

If you cannot sign up at the website, please make sure to check these steps: 

If you cannot book an appointment online, it is possible to apply for the 3rd dose through your GP or write an email to the mentor team at 

Who is especially recommended to get the vaccine? 

A new dose of vaccine is particularly recommended to the elderly, to those who are suffering from a chronic disease and to people with a weakened immune system. 

What type of vaccine is used as the new dose? 

The general guidelines are the following: 

First and second doses:  Recommended as the third: 
AstraZeneca  Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca 
Janssen  Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Janssen 
Moderna  Sinopharm, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Moderna 
Pfizer  Sinopharm, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Pfizer 
Sinopharm  Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm 
Szputnyik  Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, Szputnyik 


Administrative paperwork 

You need to print and fill out the following statement of consent which helps the safe administration of the vaccine.   

You need to bring your TAJ card, identification, the administrative paperwork of your COVID vaccinations and preferably your confirmation feedback of your appointment as well.  

Issues during vaccine registration

Would you like to register for the vaccination system but something went wrong? 

If you noticed a problem on the registration platform, please send an email to

Are you already in the system, but still can’t book an appointment? 

If you experience a glitch on the booking page, please ask for help at

Please be patient as these email addresses receive lots of attention, so getting a response may take a week. Please include as many details in the email as possible.


COVID-19 guide

You will find useful information on what to do if you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19.

What should you do at home if you have symptoms of coronavirus?
  1. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or you have been in contact with an infected person, the most important thing to do is to start a home quarantine. This means you should stay home and avoid all external contact, as well as ordering groceries online and general necessities from home. (The most common symptoms are: fever or chills, dry cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea.) 
  2. Please send an email to the MedHelp Team at: with the following personal information:
  • Full name:
  • Gender: 
  • Neptun code: 
  • Mother’s maiden name:  
  • Address (which is on your address card):  
  • Date of birth:  
  • Place of birth:  
  • Nationality:  
  • TAJ number:  
  • Expiration date of TAJ card:  
  • Phone number:  
  • Have you contacted any COVID-19 positive person or have you been experiencing any symptoms?  
  • Description of your symptoms in detail:  

The MedHelp Team will contact your General Practitioner (GP) to inform them about your condition and determine whether it is a situation to obtain a Covid test to your domicile.

3. You also have to fill out the E088 request on Neptun, to let the University know about your situation.

4. Keep a safe distance with your housemates and roommates as well! Do NOT share food, drinks, or other consumables! Wash your hands regularly with soap, wipe the toilet, bathroom and kitchen handles and other utensils several times a day with disinfectant! Wash your used clothes as soon as possible, change the bedding often!

5. Ask for help from a friend or use home delivery for shopping. You can find a detailed guide for online grocery, medicine and pharmacy services on our website:

6. In order to relieve your symptoms, follow the next instructions:

  • Drink plenty of water and tea. 
  • Put lemon juice in your tea/ water for extra vitamins. 
  • Take vitamin C and D supplements (some say iron can feed the virus so choose individual vitamins instead of multivitamins or other mixes).
  • Do not drink any alcohol and limit your cigarettes as much as you can. 
  • If you have a fevermanage it with medication like Advil Ultra or any other that you are familiar with. 
  • Measure your temperature oftenKeeping a record of your body temperature and medication can provide youyour
     with very useful information. 
  • Manage your headache with medication if you need to. 
  • You can inhale with camomille tea, other kinds of herbal tea, or inhalant. 
  • Rest and do not do any strenuous exercise. 
  • Open the window for some fresh air but make sure you do not cool down your room too much. 
  • Lying on your stomach has a particularly good effect. This makes it easier for oxygen to reach parts of the lungs that it couldn’t reach otherwise 
  • If you have difficulty breathing try to relax and breathe slowly (in your nose, out your mouth with half-closed lips as if you were whistling) and lean forward a bit to make breathing easier.

7. The most effective way to activate your body’s healing power is resting and sleeping a lot. Your body needs time and rest to be able to take up the fight and develop the right defence strategy against the virus. Therefore, it is very important that the rest is a real rest and not work from home! Fatigue and drowsiness is a sign from your system that your body’s own self-healing mechanisms have been set in motion. Allow yourself a restful sleep so your body can do its thing.

8. This period is now an opportunity to deal with relaxing things that otherwise you would not have time for. 

9. If you experience difficulty breathing or your condition gets drastically worse, call 112 (Hungarian emergency number). 

What to do before testing?

In case it is necessary, yourGeneral Practitioner (GP)  can order a test free of charge. Expect the sampling workers to arrive dressed in a white uniform that looks like a “spacesuit”. It is important that you do not eat, drink, smoke, do not brush your teeth 2 hours before the sampling!

Your GP will notify you of the test result. 

When is it necessary to call an ambulance?

Some symptoms indicate that you need immediate help. Call an ambulance on 112 if you experience any of the following symptoms:  

  • severe or increased difficulty breathing, suffocation (shortness of breath, bluish lips, pallor) 
  • severe or increased chest or abdominal pain 
  • fainting, loss of consciousness 
  • sudden severe dizziness, or sudden visual disturbances or speech problems 
  • severe, sudden movement disorder, paralysis 
  • confusion perceived by the environment 
  • spitting or vomiting blood, or uncontrollable bleeding 
  • persistent, increasing vomiting or diarrhea 

What information do ambulances need? 

  • Your name (if a friend calls: who is the patient?) 
  • Exact address: where is the patient? 
  • What are the symptoms? 
  • Important history (for example confirmed coronavirus infected) 
  • (If necessary: how ambulance can get into the house or apartment) 
If you have to go to the hospital

If the ambulance decides that hospital care is safer for you, you can go to the infectious department of the territorially competent hospital, to an epidemiological hospital, or to another institution designated for COVID care. The hospital will carry out all the necessary tests and re-check whether you are infected with a coronavirus or not. If the laboratory result confirms that you are infected with a coronavirus, you will be treated in a ward that is also prepared for this care. If you are uninfected and have another illness, you will be placed in a department appropriate to your illness. 

What should you take to the hospital? 

It is important to bring drinks (preferably water) and non-perishable food with you so that these are at hand while you wait for the intake tests. At the hospital you will need: 

  • personal documents (ID, address card, TAJ card) 
  • list of medications you take regularly and medication for at least a few days 
  • if you have diabetes: your blood sugar meter and (if you use it) insulin 
  • if you have asthma / COPD: inhaled medicines, inhaler 
  • sleepwear, pajamas 
  • slippers 
  • towels 
  • bathroom products 
  • mobile phone and charger 
  • leisure equipment, e.g. book, puzzle 
Where can you get psychological help?

The current situation can raise many questions, worries and anxieties can intensify. It can help a lot if you share your feelings and thoughts with your friends. If you need more help, you can get free help at: 

Useful links

You can find more information on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website here: 

Immunity certificate

As more people are vaccinated, more restrictions are lifted for cardholders

Some examples of what cardholders are allowed to do after 4 million vaccinations: go to closed parts of restaurants, visit recreational facilities (zoosmuseumstheatres),  go to sports facilities (gymswimming pool) and sports events.

Acquiring the immunity certificate
1. After getting vaccinated in Hungary
  • You receive it automatically, free of charge.
  • There is no expiration date, the first day of immunity is written on it.
  • The type of vaccine you got is not mentioned.
2. After recovery
  • You receive it automatically, free of charge.
  • The card is valid for 6 months from the day you leave the hospital or the day of your first negative PCR test after a positive one. (If you only have one PCR test (positive), you will receive a card that is valid from your first day out of quarantine.) 
3. After having covid without symptoms
  • It is not freenor automaticYou have to pay for an antibody test (11 000 Ft) and the certificate (3 000 Ft). You have to arrange an antibody test (11 000 Ft) at a private laboratory first and then apply for the certificate (3 000ft).
  • With the results, you have to request the card at a government office (kormányablak)  in person or through an online form (in order to be able to do it online, you need to have a customer site (ügyfélkapu) account).
  • The card is valid for 4 months, starting from the day of the test.
4. After getting vaccinated outside of Hungary

A person is entitled to the Immunity Card of Covid-19 if they are vaccinated with legal and licensed vaccines in the EU and Hungary as well as if the person was vaccinated in a country listed below not later than 180 days: 

  • EU member states 
  • EU pledged states: Albania, North-Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey 
  • OECD member states 
  • NATO member states 
  • Turkic Council member states 

Furthermore, in the Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrein and other marked countries with which the foreign minister made an agreement. 

If the non-Hungarian resident was vaccinated in one of the countries listed above, then they can require the immunity card in person in every Governmental office, or electronically. 

How can someone require the immunity card, if they were vaccinated in Hungary? 

If the Non-Hungarian resident has no social security number registered on webpage and got vaccinated in Hungary, he/she will get the immunity card automatically. 

Non-Hungarians who were vaccinated in a foreign county, and will stay in Hungary at least 90 days in 180 days, how can they require the immunity card? 

From 2021.28.06. all of the non-Hungarian residents who were vaccinated in the above-listed countries, and will stay legally 90 days in Hungary in 180 days can visit one of the Governmental Offices or the webpage (this option is only available for those who have a client gate (ügyfélkapu) account) to require the immunity Card.  

Important note, that for non-Hungarians who were vaccinated in foreign countries the smartphone application is not available. 


What are the needed documents for non-Hungarian residents who were vaccinated in a foreign country? 

The person must attach the original document of the vaccination in Hungarian or in English. 

How much time will the process of making the immunity Card take? 

After getting the vaccination in Hungary in 8 days the card will be delivered. If the resident was vaccinated in a foreign country, then the process takes 15 days after the request for the immunity card. 

How will the immunity card come to my hand? 

The cards are delivered by postal services in all cases for the legal address that is on the resident’s address card. 

What is the validity time of the card? 

The immunity card has no validity time. 

Where will they send your card?
  • It will either get sent to the address on your address card (the one you write on the paper they give you when you get your first shot of vaccine or the one you registered with). The system is a bit inconsistent so please check all possible addresses.
  • You can change the address they choose to deliver your card to at a government office (kormányablak).
  • If your card doesn’t arrive within 2-3 weeks after the first dose of vaccine, go to the government office or write an email to the following email address:
What if you have not received your card?

If you moved recently, or you have multiple addresses on your address card, make sure they didn’t deliver it to one of the other addresses.

Moreoverthe system is overwhelmedall the cards are sent by mail, it usually takes around 2-3 weeks. If it doesn’t arrive by then, write an email to vedettsegiigazolvany@1818.huor visit a government office.

Benefits of having the immunity certificate

As more people are vaccinated, more restrictions are lifted for cardholders. Currently most of the restrictions are lifted, but as the pandemic situation, it may change from one day to another. Please always be informed of the official websites.  

Some examples of the rules currently in force:  

  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask, except in hospitals and social institutions.  
  • It is no longer obligatory to hold an Immunity Certificate to enter restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities  
  • For sporting, dance, and other indoor events, as well as outdoor events with more than 500 people attendances, limits remain in force and entry is only allowed to holders of Immunity Certificates.  

European Immunity certificate

If you face any problems regarding the EU Immunity Certificate you can ask for help at this email address: 

Who is eligible for the certificate?
1. After getting vaccinated

Those who have been vaccinated at least once and not more than one year has elapsed since the first vaccination. The vaccination certificate is valid for 1 year.  

If you plan to travel, the host country will determine which vaccines it will accept to justify vaccination. All vaccinated persons can receive a vaccination certificate, regardless of which coronavirus vaccine they have received, but the host country will determine which vaccines are accepted. Please also note that for vaccines, the EU Immunity certificate (both in the application and in the downloadable, printable version) contains the official name of the vaccine and the manufacturer, which is not the same as the names of the vaccine used in everyday life! It is also up to the host country to determine how many vaccinations are required and how many days must elapse after vaccination.

2. After recovery

You are eligible for a certificate after recovery if more than 15 days have elapsed since the last positive PCR test for coronavirus or a positive antigen test, and not more than 180 days have elapsed. The maximum validity of this type of card is 180 days, but countries may set a shorter date. In this case, the card must be issued no earlier than 11 days after the person was first subjected to a positive antigen rapid test or a negative PCR test.

3. Having a negative PCR test

You can also apply for the certificate if you obtained a negative PCR test recently. Please be aware that host countries can determine for themselves the validity of the test that is required to enter that country (this can be 24, 48, 72 hours). 

Acquiring the European immunity certificate
1. Online

The online option is only available for those who already have a client gate account (ügyfélkapu)!

The easiest way to obtain the certificate is to download it in electronic form. For those wishing to travel within the European Union it is advised to use this method if possible. You need to download the EESZT application first, and then follow the instructions. 

You also have the option to print out the certificate. Only those who have a TAJ card can download and print the certificate with their client gate by logging in via the EESZT. For this option, you can find the instructions here. 

2. Personally

The certificate can also be requested in paper form at government offices (kormányablak) free of charge. You can visit any government office during the opening hours without arranging an appointment. The card will be issued immediately upon request. 

Guide to Online Grocery Shopping for Students in Quarantine

We urge you to order your groceries from an online vendor such as the ones below is you are in quarantine. You will find several price differences and delivery times so consider the most convenient.  

Always add your room number to the delivery address! 

General Tips
  • Avoid buying perishables. If possible, try to opt for items that last longer even when not refrigerated such as canned goods, legumes and grains,
  • Plan to buy food that can be prepared fast or in less than 20 minutes (your allotted kitchen time), for example, cereals, pasta, sandwiches, etc. Please avoid foods with a long cooking time during these times.
  • Buy enough goods for at least 10 days. If possible, schedule another order if your quarantine is longer,
  • Consider getting online coupons and discount codes. Here are some starting points: and
  • Check your toiletries and hygiene products to see if you have enough before ordering.
  • Remember to always choose no contact delivery and online payment.
  • Keep a balanced diet. Remember to keep your immune system strong.
  • Consider buying vitamins and supplements (especially Vitamins C, D, and Zink).
    Online pharmaceutical services

    Unfortunately, most of these online services do not have an English translation. Try to use the extension of google translate from your browser. If this does not work, then we will be happy to support you in translation.

    These are just some of the many online services offering medicines.

    [DISCLAIMER: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by IMT of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. IMT bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.]

    Online grocery shopping services

    These services often offer both household items and food products. They also take different times to deliver.

    Online food delivery services

    You can order already prepared meals.  

    Medicine and Vitamins

    Although, these do not cure/prevent/treat COVID, they could ease some pain and make it easier to cope with the symptoms. These are products that are popular in Hungary. Please be safe taking them and follow the recommendations on the packaging. Also make sure that they do not contain allergenics that you are aware can cause you a reaction. Lastly make sure you pay attention to WHO for recommendations


    • Drug store medicine:
      • Neo Citran: It can be in powder (soluble in warm water) or tablets. Helps with throat pain, fever, headache, etc. It is a popular cold medicine.
      • Advil: It comes in capsules. There are several lines of the product but they mostly focus on treating pain, fever and inflammation (ibuprofen). It is a popular headache remedy
      • Rubofen
      • Panadol
      • Algoflex,
      • Saridon,
      • Nurofen
    • Tea:
      • Camomile tea: You can buy a pack of tea bags in online stores. It is internationally a traditional folk remedy to relieve from colds among many other illnesses.
      • Green Tea: It is loaded with antioxidants and can provide several health benefits. Drinking tea will also help keep you hydrated.
    • Vitamins: In Hungary you can get vitamin capsules, hard tablets and effervescent tablets. You can get these from your preferred online supermarket or drugstore. The most recommended Vitamins for this situation:
      • Vitamin C
      • Vitamin D
      • Zinc

    Quarantine accommodation for students coming to Budapest 

    For all students coming to Budapest, you will need to spend 10 days in quarantine upon your arrival. This can be skipped if you meet the criteria presented here, but if you do not then we have found several cheap places to spend the quarantine. Please note, during these 10 days you may not leave your quarantine space for any reason. When you contact these places to reserve a room, please be sure that you tell them that you would like to spend your quarantine there.

    This list is constantly being updated, check back for more later if the places below are full! 

    Hotel Timon

    Budapest, Üllői út 329, 1184


    It is very close to the airport, and you can arrange this accommodation even last minute. Also, it is fairly cheap, so it is our top recommendation!

    Absolut City Hostel

    Budapest, Károly körút 13-15, 1075


    GoodMo Hostel

    Budapest, József u. 13, 1084


    Netizen Budapest Centre
    Full Moon Budapest Hostel

    Budapest, Szent István krt. 11, 1055


    Criteria for the release from quarantine

    This article is only relevant if you got infected by COVID-19 in Hungary, and the authorities ordered you quarantine. If you wish to learn about the quarantine upon entering Hungary, please check out our arrival page here.

    1.1 Premise of Covid-19 affected people from hospitals: 

    • Criteria: Patient (without any symptoms) without fever within 3 days, disappearing or improving symptoms of air-passage sickness, improving radiology of pneumonia. After 10 days of the symptoms appearing, patients will need 10 days of quarantine at home. They need to notify the Public Health Department. 

    1.2. Condition of microbiological release: 

    • Sars-CoV-2 Ag test is needed. In case of a negative test (test cannot be done before the 7th day of symptoms appearing) the patient can be considered as recovered. 
    • Patient with lack of symptoms can be considered as healthy after the 10th day of taking a negative test of SARS-CoV-2 PCR or SARS-CoV-2 Ag.  
    • In a social home (nursing homes)1 quarantine is ceased to exist when isolation is ended after approving of paragraph 1.2.
    • After 21 days of noticing the symptomsquarantine can be considered as done in a social institute. 
    1. Release of patients held in home or social homes:
    • The patient is clear of fever after 3 days, free of respiratory symptoms, and 10 days have passed after noticing symptoms. They can be considered as healthy and can be released to society. 
    • In a social home (nursing homes) quarantine is ceased to exist when isolation is ended after approving of paragraph 1.2. 
    1. Release of people provided with health maintenance, lack of Covid: 
    • In case of the patient being held in hospital for (more than) 48 hours: an oro/nasopharyngeal test of SARS-CoV-2 PC is needed. Shorter provision time does not need any examination. 
    • In case of more than 2 days of medical attendance and after a negative PCR test, clinically healed or symptom-free patients can be released after a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 Ag. 
    • Any case of not completing the rules written above will be held under suspicion for 10 days. They cannot be placed in the same room as people clearly affected by Covid-19. 
    1. Release of Covid-19 affected public health workers:
    • They need to be considered as healthy or need to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 Ag test (test cannot be done before the 7th day of appearance of any symptoms). 
    • After the 21st day after marking the symptoms, they can be released with 2 negative tests. Health workers can return to their job after completing the criteria written above.  


    In this case, Visit hostel can be considered as a social home or social institute.