The unique Hungarian vaccination certificate is coming

On Thursday, Gergely Gulyás, the Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, presented the government’s decisions and announced:

government has decided to introduce a document certifying protection.

He divided those who could receive such a document into three categories:

  1. Who has already received the coronavirus second vaccination also, in this case the document will not include the period of validity, but will record the date of administration of the vaccine, as the length of protection afforded by each vaccine is not yet precise. In their case, the vaccination certificate is free.
  2. A document certifying protection may also be obtained by a person who: recovered from coronavirus it counts as. In this case, the validity of the card may be the date of discharge from the hospital, or the date of the first negative PCR test after the positive PCR test, or the tenth day after the first positive PCR test. In their case, too, the document is issued free of charge.
  3. There are many who do there were no symptoms of the virus, if they can prove in a lab that their body produces antibodies, then they may receive the certificate for a fee.

The government has not yet decided on the benefits of the certificate, hopefully this will make it easier to open, the head of ministry said. It is worth recalling that previously the Minister has already talked about that there will be some kind of document proving the protection, everyone will get a plastic card. (This certificate will be available from mid-February.) At the same time, the head of the ministry said that in the case of holders of documents, for example, maintaining a curfew after 8 pm does not make sense.

Subsequently, government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi revealed that the government is open to a pan-European method, but thanks to the additional procurement of vaccines, Hungary will be much ahead, “than the European Union in general or some member states.”


He emphasized that the rights that would be associated with the document would depend in part on the outcome of next week’s online consultation on the issue of restart.

As we have indicated in our previous opinion: the expected return to the country, which we see in several Western European countries, is that the time limit for restrictions will be extended for the time being, but in the meantime selective reductions may begin (eg relaxation of the 8th evening curfew for those who have already undergone both vaccinations) or even sectoral reductions (eg in the case of restaurants, hotels, As Easter approaches). Much will depend on the evolution of the epidemic in the coming weeks and the results of the online consultation, as well as the evolution of public sentiment.

Cover image: A healthcare worker shows his vaccination card certifying the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at Szent György University Teaching Hospital in Fejér County on January 23, 2021. Source: MTI / Tamás Vasvári

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