Reception Conditions


Country Report: Reception Conditions Last updated: 30/11/20


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The majority of asylum seekers (433 persons) in 2019 were placed in the transit zones,[1] while only a few applicants were waiting for their first instance asylum decision in one of the open reception facilities in 2019, such as in 2018. Therefore, it has to be stressed out that the section on reception conditions concerns only a few asylum seekers in Hungary. The main form of reception is still detention carried out in one of the transit zones.

According to the NDGAP, on 31 December 2019 there were altogether only four asylum seekers in Vámosszabadi and one asylum seeker in Balassagyarmat.


[1]           Based on the information provided by former IAO, 12 February 2019.



The Chapter: Reception Conditions in Hungary contains the following sections:

A. Access and forms of reception conditions

  1. Criteria and restrictions to access reception conditions

  2. Forms and levels of material reception conditions

  3. Reduction or withdrawal of reception conditions

  4. Freedom of movement

B. Housing

  1. Types of accommodation

  2. Conditions in reception facilities

C. Employment and education

  1. Access to the labour market 

  2. Access to education

D. Health care

E. Special reception needs of vulnerable groups

F. Information for asylum seekers and access to reception centres

  1. Provision of information on reception

  2. Access to reception centres by third parties

G. Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation