Students can request an appointment for PCR testing on the following email address:
Please note that the tests are organized by Semmelweis University and it has certain fees that is paid by the student.
Price of one PCR test is determined by the respective authorities, currently it is 19.500 HUF.
Once you have obtained your results, please send a copy to [Click to see email]
More options for testing:
At the BUD Airport after arrival: https://www.bud.hu/en/testing_center
PCR tests are accepted outside of Hungary if the students are coming from the following countries:
Schengen zone countries, Unites States of America and Canada. In this case one PCR test made before travelling from these countries can be accepted upon arrival and the student only needs to do one PCR test in Hungary (taken at least 48 hours apart from the first test).
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A POSITIVE PCR TEST RESULT
The microbiology laboratory reports the result to the National Public Health Centre. At the same time, the patient is reported by the Department of Hospital Hygiene to the National Public Health Centre’s Infectious Disease Reporting System. Based on these, the epidemiology department of the relevant government agency can find the patient and take action: issue a “quarantine order”, search for contacts, and send a “release order” after recovery. In order to be able to take action, we need the contact details of the patient, which we hope to find at Medsol at the time of reporting: the telephone number of the patient or relative and their exact address of residence.
Patients will receive their test results via email if they gave their email address. If not, you can access the test result on eeszt.gov.hu if registered at the Customer Site (Ügyfélkapu). After learning about the positive result, the patient must inform their workplace so that they can begin contact research. Positive patients must stay at home for 10 days and strictly follow the isolation rules below.
In the case of students, regular attendance sheets can help in contact research. They can also be used in cases that can be linked to events.
Students are asked to notify their classmates, supervisor, and the Dean’s office so that those having been in contact with them can be informed about the exposure and, if it was of high risk, they can begin to isolate themselves.
The patient may be infectious 2 days before the onset of symptoms or 2 days before taking a positive sample. Also, the virus can be detected with high certainty in an infected person 5 to 7 days after the infection or contact.
WHAT PATIENTS / ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 PCR POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS MUST DO
Mild symptomatic patients must strictly undergo a 10-day quarantine, following the orders of the GP. After the end of the quarantine period, if asymptomatic, they can resume their normal routine and work, and no further examination is required. Sampling is mandatory for health care workers with symptoms. If the test is positive, strict quarantine is required and return to work (direct patient care) is conditional on the negative result of two SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests of oro / nasopharyngeal puncture samples taken 48 hours apart (the first sampling must not be earlier than day 5 after the onset of clinical symptoms).
Individuals must be tracked with whom the infected person has been in contact from the two days before the onset of symptoms until the time the infection is diagnosed (the details of high risk and low risk contacts can be found at the end of the document). The close contacts of an infected person must be subjected to strict quarantine for 10 days, from which they cannot even go out for PCR testing (PCR testing for such individuals is not even obligatory). If they are asymptomatic after 10 days, they can return to work.
High risk exposure (close contact):
A person living in a household with the COVID-19 patient;
Neither the infected nor the contact person wore a mask;
A person in direct physical contact with the COVID-19 patient (e.g. handshake);
A person in contact with the infectious secretions of the COVID-19 patient without the use of a protective device (e.g. coughing or touching a used tissue);
A person in personal contact with the COVID-19 patient (within 2 meters and longer than 15 minutes, e.g. eating, having coffee or smoking together);
A person staying in a confined space with the COVID-19 patient (within 2 meters and longer than 15 minutes) [e.g. school classroom, office meeting, hospital waiting room);
A healthcare worker involved in the direct care of the COVID-19 patient or a laboratory worker who treated samples of the COVID-19 patient without the use of the required personal protective equipment.
Low risk exposure (short or occasional exposure):
A person staying in an enclosed space with the COVID-19 patient for less than 15 minutes or outside a distance of 2 meters;
A person travelling with the COVID-19 patient on public transport
According to the National Public Health Center’s policy valid from 21 September 2020.