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Quarantine obligation

Information for students arriving from abroad

Please note that after 31 October 2020 all students are required to organize themselves the quarantine exemption process!

 

Please find below the steps you need to go through after arrival to Hungary!

 

Information about entering UD premises, PCR testing and quarantine regulations can be reached here.

You may find detailed information about entry to Hungary on the Freshmen info site.

 

STEP 1 - Arrival

 

  • The police at the point of entry (at the airport) will register your personal data and the place of quarantine (in Debrecen). 

!!! Please make sure you give a valid address, as the police will check up on you daily there. 

  • Your will undergo a health screening, which means that your temperature will be measured, and you might be requested to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire. 
  • Please note that as of 1 September NO SARS-CoV-2 tests results brought from abroad is accepted.
  • All students will be quarantined for 10 days.
  • As obliged to quarantine, you will receive a red notice that you must stick to your door.

We have also prepared an explanation on behalf of the University that you may also stick next to the red sign and that you may download from here.

 


STEP 2 - Compulsory data recording

 

After arrival to Hungary, please fill out this Covid Form (you can only reach the form after arrival, from a Hungarian internet network!)!

!!!Please make sure that the Covid form is filled out completely. This is absolutely necessary for you to start the testing procedure and get registered by the Regional Bureau of Public Health.

 

  • According to the information you provide on the form, the Regional Bureau of Public Health will issue you a combined decree that allows you to leave quarantine twice for testing purposes. Please make sure all the information is correct and valid!
  • Please wait until you receive this decision via email.

 

If you choose not to be tested, but to stay in quarantine, you will receive only one decree after filling the Covid form. In the e-mail coming from Regional Bureau of Public Health you will also be notified about the exact period of your quarantine.

You may find the Rules and obligations during quarantine here!

Please note that after 31 October 2020 all students are required to organize themselves the quarantine exemption process!

 


STEP 3 - Wait patiently for an appointment for PCR test

Step 3 is only relevant until 31 October 2020! Please note that after 31 October 2020 all students are required to organize themselves the quarantine exemption process!

 

  • YOUMED University Testing Center will send you an appointment by email within 1 working day after you submitted the Covid Form of STEP 2.
  • Please check your spam box as well!
  • You will receive appointment(s) for the PCR tests via email.
  • In case you miss the appointment (in case of no-show or late arrival) you may register for the extra PCR tests for a full price.
  • In case you would like to modify the date or time of appointment, please follow the instructions in the email received by YOUMED.
  • Please note that you must not eat, drink, brush your teeth or smoke for at least 2 hours before the PCR test. Sample taking is executed in a controlled environment by trained staff in a location designated for the test. 
  • In case you stay in Hotel Aranybika, you will be tested in the hotel the day after your arrival.

 


STEP 4 - Testing

Please note that after 31 October 2020 all students are required to organize themselves the quarantine exemption process!

 

Go and have the two tests done, please respect your appointment.

  • Be there on time! In case you are late or you would like to cancel the appointment, please follow the instructions in the email received by the testing center.
  • At the time of testing, you will receive a certificate, which includes the date and time of testing. Please keep this document, as it proves that you left quarantine for testing purposes. 
  • You are only allowed to go to the testing site using the shortest and fastest possible route and you are not allowed to use public transportation for your journey. Do not forget to wear a mask and cover your face and nose. (Cabs are allowed). 

 

 


STEP 5 - Result

Please note that after 31 October 2020 all students are required to organize themselves the quarantine exemption process!

 

  • In order to facilitate your exemption process, testing center will send your negative results directly to the Regional Bureau of Public Health and to you as well. 
  • In case your result is positive, the positive virus infection will be reported to the National Public Health Centre, and you will need to stay in quarantine. In this case you will be contacted by your GP and by the Regional Bureau of Public Health.

    In case you need medical help during quarantine, or you have symptoms, please call your GP at + 36 30 227 8604.

 


STEP 6 - Waiting for final decision

 

  • After receiving the second negative result, the Regional Bureau of Public Health will issue the last decision that you are exempted from quarantine and you are allowed to leave quarantine after that. 

 


STEP 7 - Leaving quarantine


Please wait until the final decision arrives to your email address by the Regional Bureau of Public Health! 

You are free to leave quarantine after that.

 

 

Rules and obligations during quarantine

 

Please note that you stay in quarantine until you are exempted, so please read the obligations carefully, and make sure you act accordingly.

  • You cannot leave your apartment (not even for garbage disposal)
  • You are not allowed to have visitors
  • Quarantine ends at midnight on its last day, you may leave it the day after
  • You are obliged to place the red sign received at the airport on your apartment door and remove it at the end of your quarantine. We advise you to put the University notice next to the red sign as well.
  • If you share your apartment with others, they have no quarantine obligations (only in case they arrived with you and/or were also placed in quarantine by the police)
  • If you share your apartment with others, you are obliged to stay in a separate room and use common rooms (kitchen, bathroom) at different times as them. You must disinfect commonly used objects (i.e.: door handle, phone, keyboard, toilet seat)
  • The person in quarantine must use separate tools (cutlery, plates, towels, bedsheets, clothing)
  • In case you show any symptoms, you are obliged to notify your GP (health service provider, please call: + 36 30 227 8604
  • You will be checked on daily by the police OR 
  • You may download the „Házikarantén” app on your phone for remote monitoring (GPS location tracking, taking selfies upon request randomly and sending them in to the police, multiple times a day)
  • Those who leave their place of quarantine despite the ban and those who are not present at check-ins will be fined (from 5,000 up to 500,000 HUF)

Please find here some practical information that can help you while in quarantine here.

 

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

Széchenyi