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Attention for students in Hungary

To the attention of Iranian students in Hungary The Hungarian Embassy would like to call your attention to some relevant points of Government Decree 408/2020. (VIII.30.) on travel restrictions to Hungary during the State of Pandemic Preparedness. This Decree enters into force on 1 September 2020. The new regulation is based on Government Decree 341/2020, many provisions of which are still applicable.
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Announcement

April 9, 2020 (Farvardin 21, 1399) an interview was published by ISNA with the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the issue of 16 Iranian students being expelled from Hungary. I agree with Mr Mousavi that expelling citizens of another country is always a regrettable act. However, I need to point out that the statement of the spokesperson contains numerous omissions and misunderstandings which may easily mislead the reader.

First of all, during my meetings with the Iranian officials so far, not one of them questioned that the procedure we employed on the students in question was justified in terms of legal grounds. These students, while in “opposing the hospital conditions” were so aggressive towards the hospital staff and also threatening the health and safety of their surroundings, that police forces had to be called. To my knowledge, there were altogether 19 foreigners in quarantine. Only the aforementioned 16 students broke the rules – among the remaining 3 foreign nationals, one was also Iranian. The perception that the Hungarian authorities may charge someone “unjustifiably”, i.e. for no good reason is completely unacceptable.

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Information in connection with the validity of residence permits

According to Government Decree 85/2020 (05 April), the expired official residence permits of citizens – issued in accordance with the Act I of 2007 on the Admission and Residence of Persons with the Right of free Movements and Residence and Act II of 2007 on the Admission and Right of Residence of Third-Country Nationals – shall apply to residence permits, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary as well, and shall remain valid automatically for 45 days after the state of emergency terminates.
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Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Certain unidentified persons are taking advantage of the situation generated by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) global pandemic with the intention to commit fraud. Various cases have been reported where persons acting on behalf of fictious companies or companies in liquidation were approaching foreign healthcare institutions with business offers, claiming to be in possession of a large supply of health protective equipment (mainly facial masks). In such cases, down payment was required in return for the promised shipment.,Eventually, various excuses where used as to why the promised goods were never actually delivered to the intended purchaser. Frauds of that nature even if these are only attempted but not completed, are capable of undermining confidence in the credibility of Hungarian businesses as well as the Hungarian economy as a whole. Therefore you are kindly requested to exercise caution and perform due diligence prior to engaging in any such transactions. If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Commercial Attaché of the Mission.
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New governmental website

An English-language governmental website is available which provides up-to-date information and official announcements on the coronavirus situation in Hungary. (www.abouthungary.hu)
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