Travelling abroad from Hungary after being vaccinated has just become more manageable.
When, where and how to travel internationally is one of the most important questions of the past weeks and months. One crucial aspect is receiving your immunity certificate after being inoculated. There is no unilateral European decision among EU countries so far; however, Hungary has already signed many bilateral decisions with countries to accept each other’s plastic card mutually.
The National Public Health Centre provided turizmus.hu with new and relevant information regarding the issue. As English is an official language of the EU that practically everyone speaks, all countries ask for documentation proving the vaccination in English, apart from the countries’ own language. This document so far was only issued in Hungarian. Starting from today, it will be given by the doctor who vaccinates you in English.
In case you already received your jabs, you need to ask for it from your family doctor or the vaccination centre,
since it needs to be authenticated by the vaccinating doctor. The empty document itself is available at most vaccination centres and will soon be downloadable from the koronavirus.gov.hu website or by clicking on this link. No further costs have to be paid.
This document will contain the type of the vaccine, its serial number and the dates of the two jabs, apart from all personal information. It will be given and validated by the doctor who vaccinates you, based on the Hungarian document.
It is a crucial document for anyone who would like to go on a holiday or simply travel abroad to visit friends or family, since
many countries already offer free entry without a PCR test and quarantine for those who have this document in their possession.
It varies by country, however, whether they let you enter freely after only receiving the first or both jabs. Nevertheless, the date of the vaccination and the type of vaccine need to be included in every case.
The beautiful Greece, for instance, does accept all types of vaccines,
however, 14 days need to pass after receiving the second dose. As a further help, they offer the possibility to prove it in 6 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German or Russian.
This means that the Hungarian immunity certificate (the plastic card), since it does not include the name of the vaccine and the date of the second dose, is not enough.