Updated on: 31.08.2020
BMC School Budapest will start the academic year of 2020/2021 in the form of on-campus training in October.
We encourage you to arrive to Hungary as soon as possible and join BMCS’s on-campus training. Beside the hygienic measures (hand sanitizers in the corridors, regular cleaning, GP service, etc.), BMCS has introduced the entry regulations in order to protect the community of BMCS from COVID-19 infection.
Please read it carefully and plan your travel to Hungary accordingly.
You can find Step by step instructions on your duties before and after arrival here:
Due to different safety regulations all around the world, you may not be able to arrive in Budapest in time (eg. delayed visa application process, airport lockdown, missing flights, etc.).
In this case, BMCS will provide you a temporary online support so that you can join courses and study remotely until you arrive and can join the on-campus education in Budapest. We will provide you the details later on. However, please note that BMCS may ask your supporting documents that justifies the delay of your arrival in Hungary.
- Entry information to Hungary
As the situation changes day-by-day and country-by-country some flights can be cancelled, or it is possible that there is no direct flight to Budapest.
Please look for alternative connections to Budapest Airport.
E.g. generally speaking there are connections from Frankfurt, Munich, Dubai, Istanbul, Doha, Amsterdam, Paris, London to Budapest.
Please check regularly the website of the airlines!
Hungarian government has recently issued a new decree according to which as of 1 September no matter from which country you arrive, the following rule applies:
1.1. In case you are from a VISA bound country
You may enter Hungary with a valid D-type VISA or a valid residence permit.
- When you receive the visa supporting documents, please start the VISA application as soon as possible.
- Please check your local Hungarian Embassy’s websites regularly for more information on their VISA application procedure! The Embassies will publish all recent information on their website.
- In case the Hungarian Embassy in your country remains closed or does not accept D-type Visa applications until the end of September, you may start to register online. We encourage you to arrive to Hungary as soon as possible and join BMCS’s on-campus training. BMCS will provide you a temporary online support so that you can join courses and study remotely.
1.2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country
Your local Hungarian Embassy/Consulate/Representation will provide you with a certificate with which you will be able to enter the Schengen zone upon request.
You may download the certificate here.
You shall submit online a written entry request to the Hungarian Police. The entry request can be submitted in English or in Hungarian electronically only. You may submit the request here: https://ugyintezes.police.hu/en/uj-ugy-inditasa/
(Click here to check how to reach the form on the website!)
(On the first page of the form in order to fill in the “Point of entry” field correctly please start type “Liszt Ferenc” so that you will be able to pick the correct airport and terminal.)
1.3. Travelling and arrival
The BMCS provides a certificate (Bilingual form) to all freshmen which confirms that the student will start the education at BMCS. Please print out the document and fill out the second part by hand (place of quarantine in Budapest, list of transit countries etc) and sign it. Make sure you have this document at hand in case the police requires it at the border.
You will be obliged to undergo a medical examination at the border to check for signs of Covid-19 infection.
- If there is no suspicion of infection, you will be required to stay in quarantine for 14 days.
- Please note that as of 1 September NO SARS-CoV-2 tests results brought from abroad is accepted.
- All students will be quarantined for 14 days.
As soon as you arrive to Hungary, please contact the relevant Regional Bureau of Public Health in case you have quarantine obligation. You will receive a document from the police at the airport upon your arrival, after taking your data. This document shall be sent to the relevant Regional Bureau of Public Health via e-mail.
You can find the list of Regional Bureaus here:
Please choose the one responsible in the certain disctrict where you live.
Eg. if you will spend the quarantine in Belvárosi Albérletház, which is located in District V, Budapest, you have to contact the District V Regional Bureau: email@example.com
The RBPH will provide you with the necessary decree(s) either to have you tested or to leave the quarantine.
3000 HUF RBPH procedure fee is to be transferred to the following bank account:
Beneficiary: Magyar Államkincstár eljárási illeték bevételi számla
IBAN: HU56 10032000 01012107 00000000
Please do not forget to write your FULL name (as in passport) in the comment field, otherwise they will not be able to identify your payment.
If you choose not to be tested, but to stay in quarantine, you will receive only one decree from the RBPH. In the e-mail coming from Regional Bureau of Public Health you will also be notified about the exact period of your quarantine.
In case a student already had COVID-19 infection within 6 month prior to arrival to Hungary and he/she can provide supporting medical documents, he/she can be exempted from quarantine.
- Entering BMCS premises
Due to the current COVID-19 situation all over the world BMCS has introduced the following new regulations in order to protect the community of BMCS from COVID-19 infection.
Please consider the conditions below when arranging your travel back to Hungary!
Students arriving from abroad (no matter from which country) are not allowed to enter BMCS unless they fulfil the quarantine obligation (required to enter Hungary) ordered by the Regional Bureau of Public Health and receive the decree exempting them from quarantine, are allowed to enter BMCS.
Further important details that might affect you:
- In case you cannot visit classes because of your quarantine obligation or the 14 days non-attendance BMCS regulation, it will not be accepted as an excuse for absences. As soon as your quarantine obligation or the 14 days non-attendance BMCS regulation are over, you may attend classes again.
- Please note that tests brought from your home country do not exempt you from self-quarantine, do not allow you to enter BMCS.
We hope to see you soon in Budapest!
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