Health Insurance and Other Pre-arrival Information and Host Country Formalities

Health insurance for foreigners in the Czech Republic
Health insurance for foreigners is required for every foreigner, who intend to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic. It is also a necessary condition for obtaining visa and residence to the Czech Republic. Health insurance for foreigners protect you in case you are injured or you have common health issues. For an arrangement of the health insurance for foreigners you can choose for example these insurance companies:
Slavia insurance company,
Ergo insurance company,
Uniqa insurance company,
Insurance company VZP,
Insurance company MAXIMA.

It is also important to mention that two types of medical insurance exist for foreigners. First of them is Acute and emergency health insurance also known as urgent healthcare insurance for foreign nationals. Second type is Comprehensive health insurance for foreigners. The differences between these two types are in the range of insurance and purpose.

Acute and Emergency health insurance
The acute and emergency health insurance covers elementary medical expenses in case of acute health problems. It includes assistance services and contains lower covering limits of medical care than Comprehensive health insurance for foreigners. Acute and emergency health insurance is usually arranged for less than 90 days, so for the time of short-term residence in the Czech Republic (short-term visa). In case you have sudden health problems, acute and emergency health care is provided in every medical facility. It means that it is not necessary if the medical facility which you visit belongs to the list of contractual healthcare facilities of your Insurance company.

Comprehensive health insurance for foreigners
This medical insurance covers all medical examination including acute health problems. It contains higher limits of covering and it is also a necessary condition for obtaining long-term visa for foreigners or long-term residence in the Czech Republic. Comprehensive health insurance for foreign nationals includes dental care with higher limits and extended care. It also contains higher cover limits for medicaments. We warn you, the limit of covering varies in every insurance company. Usually the higher the limit of covering is, the higher the scale of medical care. This insurance also fulfills conditions of the Czech Law par. 1 of the Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on Residence of Foreign Nationals. If you intend to stay in the Czech Republic for a longer time, certainly do not risk and pay extra for comprehensive health insurance for foreigners.

Health insurance for students
If you prepare to travel to the Czech Republic on an exchange residence or a language course, which does not last more than 90 days, then you can apply for acute and emergency insurance for students. There is only one condition for applying which is to be between 15 – 26 years old. If you intend to stay for a long-term, we recommend you apply for comprehensive health insurance for foreigners, which is similar to public insurance and offers students many advantages and discounts.
 
Why should you have health insurance for foreigners?
Health insurance for foreigners is necessary for residence in the Czech Republic regarding to the Czech Law No. 326/1999 Coll., on Residence of Foreign Nationals.
 
Which documents do you need to arrange your insurance?
Passport
Personal address
Evidence of study
In some cases medical report

For more information about health insurance and other pre-arrival information please refer to the international office of the faculty you intend to study.

Last modified:  Měchurová Veronika, 23.2.2018 15:20