The Hungarian government has made a decision on how attending the matches in Budapest during the European Football Championship would work. The detailed rules are published in the Hungarian Gazette.
The European Football Championship, which was postponed from 2020 to 2021, is not hosted by one country, but the matches have been distributed among several cities. One of the organisers became the Hungarian capital, Budapest, where the Puskás Arena will host the matches.
Foreign citizens coming to the match can enter Hungary with a negative PCR test.
According to the government decree, a person who does not have Hungarian citizenship arriving at the matches may enter Hungary as a spectator. To do this, you must confirm that there is no sign of coronavirus infection in your body with a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours upon entering the country. The test must be in Hungarian or English, writes 24.hu.
Foreign citizens coming to the match are subject to the rules that are the privilege of people receiving vaccines in Hungary.
So, foreigners arriving for a football match can stay in an accommodation by presenting their entrance ticket, as well as stay in the interior parts of a catering unit as well as leisure venues. Currently, only Hungarian citizens with an immunity certificate can do this. A person who has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine or has been confirmed to have had the coronavirus infection will receive a certificate of protection.
According to many, this is exclusionary on the part of the Hungarian government, as it is mandatory for Hungarian citizens to be vaccinated to enter these places. Despite the more than 5 million administered vaccines, there are problems around vaccination.
A 16-year-old girl registered in vain for the vaccine and did not receive it because someone had already used her social security number.
The National Health Insurance Fund Management revealed that the girl’s social security number had already been used by someone with a foreign passport in January. The family is asking the competent authority to remove the previous vaccination from the registry so that the girl can get the coronavirus vaccination, writes index.hu.
Source: index.hu, 24.hu