The Hungarian government is gradually easing the restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. To do this, the number of people vaccinated in Hungary must increase. Anyone who has received the first dose of one of the vaccines can receive the Hungarian immunity certificate, thus enjoying the benefits. However, there were problems with the system around the immunity certificate.
With an immunity certificate, you can enjoy many benefits. You can go to restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and baths. There have been problems with the immunity certificate before. For example, foreign citizens living abroad but vaccinated in Hungary have difficulty accessing their Hungarian immunity certificate. RTL Klub News reports that
it is also possible to obtain an immunity certificate without someone being vaccinated.
According to RTL News, not all service providers request a photo ID during the antibody test. If you go to get tested on behalf of someone else, it is considered a forgery. Therefore, you could face up to five years in prison. However, the police only investigate such a case if a report is made, which is very rare. According to the executive of the healthcare provider interviewed by RTL Klub, the loophole should be closed by the Hungarian government. Several readers of telex.hu also complained about the Hungarian immunity certificate.
Someone was already in hospital on a ventilator when she received her immunity certificate.
She received the first dose of the Russian vaccine, which does not protect at all for 14 days after the first jab. Many think that it is irresponsible to send the immunity certificates so early, as full protection has not yet been established by that time. The government is irresponsible in this regard, and it will also make people irresponsible. Many are not even aware that the first dose does not provide complete protection and that the vaccine takes time to work.
There was a man in Tatabánya who had not yet been vaccinated but still received an immunity certificate.
The man reported the problem to the authorities as well as tried to find out what might have happened. The reason for the mistake has not been determined yet. Another man reported that he had received his second dose of vaccination 6 weeks ago but has not received an immunity certificate. The app does not work for him either. The source of the problem is that the person’s passport number has changed. He contacted several authorities with his problem, but no one could help him. Many times, they did not even respond. Hopefully, the Hungarian government will see the problems that arise and try to fix them.