The regulation on the immunity certificate has been amended: those whose immunity certificate has expired or is about to expire may renew it by proving that they have an adequate number of coronavirus antibodies in their system.
An amendment to the decree on the immunity certificate was released last night which shows that if someone still has 14 days before their card expires or if their card has already expired, they can receive the card again if they prove they still have coronavirus antibodies in their system.
This is by no means the first amendment made to the immunity card system: because of a loophole, it is also possible to obtain an immunity card without anyone having been vaccinated or ill. This is because, at so-called antibody tests, not all service providers ask for a photo ID from the patient, so the system can be circumvented. According to the managing director of the healthcare provider interviewed by RTL Club, the loophole should be closed. We asked the government in vain if the system would be fixed.
The previously described verification is possible as follows: a test must be registered in a laboratory operated by a healthcare provider in Hungary in accordance with the relevant rules, which confirms that
the coronavirus antibodies are present in the system and that the person does not currently have Covid-19 infection according to the health records.
The testing phase of the vaccine passport accepted by all European Union countries has also begun, as we wrote previously. The EU Digital Green Certificate will include a QR code with a digital signature to protect the document from forgery. The European Commission has set up a gateway service to verify the digital signature of all certificates across the EU. This way, the personal data of the cardholder does not pass through, as it is not required to verify the digital signature.
Those who have not been vaccinated yet can also travel to other EU countries.
The EU Digital Green Certificate is intended to facilitate free movement within the Union; however, free movement, which is a fundamental right in the EU, will not be restricted.
If you are thinking about visiting the beautiful small country that is Hungary this summer, read more here.
Source: portfolio.hu; rtl.hu; koronavirus.gov.hu; novekedes.hu