From May 1, Hungarians will only be eligible for a Covid immunity certificate if they are fully inoculated against the coronavirus, the Government Information Centre (KTK) said on Tuesday.
In a statement, the KTK cited a recent government announcement that the validity of immunity certificates will be extended for those who have received two vaccine doses until May 1, rather than Feb 15 as originally planned. The government decree on the new rule will soon be published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny, they added.
The KTK noted that the certificates that had been issued to those who have recovered from the virus will no longer be valid from May 1. Also, the validity of the immunity certificates will be limited to people who had their second Covid jab no more than six months earlier or had their booster jab, it said. The validity of document will not expire for those who have received a booster shot.
Those who received the single-dose Janssen jab will also need to get a booster shot within six months after their first dose in order for their immunity certificate to remain valid.
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