How much can the compulsory quarantine be shortened when entering Hungary?

Entering Hungary requires a 10-day quarantine which can be avoided with 2 PCR tests, 48 hours apart.

Our offer:

Free airport transfer with a SARS CoV-2 PCR test immediately, then in 48 hours we will come to your house for free and do another PCR test, we will send you the results within 12-18 hours if you are sampled in Budapest, and you will be released from quarantine.

Costs:

First PCR test: 59.00 EUR / 19 500 HUF – regulated price in Hungary.
Airport transfer to an address in Budapest : Free

Second PCR test: 59.00 EUR / 19 500 HUF
Travelling fee: Free

You are safe: If you do not travel to Hungary – and give us 36 hours notice – we will refund the full amount.


We recommend you booking an appointment on the website as soon as possible by clicking on the button below, where you can book 2 PCR tests 48 hours apart.

  • Deadline for PCR test result: Budapest within 12-18 hours, countryside - until 12 p.m. on the other day.
  • The PCR test costs 19 500 HUF (regulated price).
  • We will perform the test free of charge in Budapest where you are staying.
  • You will receive the lab result in Hungarian, English and German for free.
  • You do not have to queue or wait in line.
  • You are safe: If you do not travel to Hungary – and give us 36 hours notice – we will refund the full amount.


Frequently asked questions

Where should I queue at the airport?
Do NOT queue for COVID testing at the airport. You do not need to queue there, we will take you to the dedicated testing point.

Will the sample be taken at the airport?

No. From there, we will take you to one of our test points on the way to your specified location, or if you arrive too late or we are unable to meet you at the test point, we may go to your location after the transfer agent has taken you home.

How will I know where the car will be waiting for me?

After landing, immediately turn on your mobile phone and connect to the airport’s WIFI, because we will discuss anything with you on Whatsapp, and if you have any more questions, we can communicate by phone. Please be available. Important: please make sure that we have a phone number that we can use to contact the person we tested!

If I arrive at night, when will the PCR test be taken?

If your plane arrives late, (at night, at dawn, etc.) then our agent will go to the given place of residence (for free in Budapest) and take the test there.

What should I pay attention to before the test?

Sampling requires you to comply with the following at least 3 hours before the start of the time period starts:

  1. do not eat or drink, do not smoke, do not use nasal spray,
  2. do not brush your teeth, and do not use mouthwash under any circumstances,
  3. all chewing gum, candies, lozenges should be avoided.


How to perform testing

  1. Order the PCR test which allows you to avoid the quarantine by clicking on the Order button.
  2. Specify the time period when you will arrive at Liszt Ferenc International Airport and also specify the filght number and provide your intended destination from the airport.
  3. Give us the address for the second PCR test.
  4. Give us the number and the name of the personnel to be tested.
  5. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer immediately to ensure the date.
  6. You will receive the PCR test results within 12-18 hours if we have taken your sample in Budapest.

About us

In the last period we have performed more than one hundred thousand PCR tests, rapid tests and laboratory tests for the Immunity Certificate.

Dr. András Erős
Medical director

PCR test – informations

Officially accepted PCR test

PCR testing detects the presence of the coronavirus in samples taken from the nose and throat (it detects the RNA of the virus). The PCR test can tell whether the virus is present in the airways.
Currently, this is the most reliable type of test to confirm COVID infection because it can give a positive result even at low virus levels.

How to prepare for the testing?

Sampling requires compliance with the following at least 3 hours before the start of the time period starts:

  • do not eat or drink, do not smoke, do not use nasal spray,
  • do not brush your teeth and do not use mouthwash under any circumstances,
  • all chewing gum, candies, lozenges should be avoided.

What is the testing process?

  • Nasal and pharyngeal mucosa are sampled on site(s).
  • Within 12-18 hours we will inform you of the result by email if we have taken your sample in Budapest.

What results can I get?

The test result can be:

  • positive: the virus is present
  • negative: no virus present
  • repetition recommended: sampling was inadequate (Most common if you did not follow the rules, e.g., drinking shortly before sampling, which washed out the throat.)

Prices

First PCR test 59.00 EUR / 19 500 HUF

Airport transfer to an address in Budapest: Free

Second PCR test 59.00 EUR / 19 500 HUF

Travelling fee: Free

Official COVID Test

Országos Foglalkozás-Egészségügyi Szolgálat Kft.
Company registration number: 13-09-165927
Tax number: 11859059-2-13
Registered office: 2724 Újlengyel, Határ út 12.

Customer Service:
Monday-Sunday: 8:00-18:00
test@hivataloscovidteszt.hu
+36 1 445 3310

Customer Service:

Monday: 6:00 – 19:00
Tuesday: 6:00 – 19:00
Wednesday: 6:00 – 19:00
Thursday: 6:00 – 19:00
Friday: 6:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 6:00 – 19:00
Sunday: 6:00 – 19:00

Unfortunately, the telephone customer service is very busy. If you would like a COVID test, please use our online appointment booking.

Online booked times take precedence!

Licences:
Operating licence number: BP-11/NEO/14190-2/2021.
Health care provider identification number: 110446
Microbiological laboratory diagnostics identification number: 001078901