The students coming to university are expected to have the medical, accident insurance valid for the whole period of their stay in the Czech Republic.
EU citizens (as well as citizens of Norway, Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Switzerland) who have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK
citizens holding a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) are entitled
to use it for urgent health care in Czechia free of charge. The students shall
register their EHIC/GHIC within any insurance company operating in Czechia upon
their arrival. Such registration is also free of charge. It is also highly
recommended to have a supplementary travel health insurance. The students shall
contract such insurance in their home country before their arrival in Czechia.
Effective from 2 August 2021, the Act on the Residence
of Foreign Nationals (hereinafter "Act") imposes an obligation on
foreign nationals entering Czechia and staying in its territory for more
than 90 days to take out travel medical insurance covering comprehensive
health care within 90 days of entering Czechia. This obligation does not
apply to foreign nationals covered by the Czech public health insurance scheme,
or whose health care is covered under an international agreement, or who hold a
valid EHIC and GHIC health insurance card*. For the coming five years from the
law amendment's effectiveness, travel medical insurance covering comprehensive
health care as required by the Act may be taken out exclusively with Pojišťovna
An overview of changes to the Act with effect from 2 August 2021 is
published on the website of the Czech Ministry of Interior.
As a result of International
Treaty on Cooperation in the Area of Health and Social Security, medical travel insurance is not required from citizens
of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cuba, Japan, Macedonia,
Montenegro, Turkey and Serbia. The same exception applies to participants
of the Erasmus+ program, Fulbright scholarship program, European
Voluntary Service of the EC Youth in Action program, as well as holders
of EHIC or GHIC. The students shall register their EHIC/GHIC
or special forms (in case of international agreements) within any insurance
company operating in Czechia upon their arrival. Such registration is free of
charge. It is also highly recommended to have a supplementary travel health
insurance. The students shall contract such insurance in their home country
before their arrival in Czechia.
It is each student's responsibility to have a sufficient medical, accident
or personal liability and possessions insurance valid for Czechia, before they
leave their home country.
Epidemy of Covid-19
In connection with epidemy of COVID-19 the new rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures has been issued by Czech Ministry of Health. In accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure, non-EU students arriving in Czechia after July 1, 2020 are obliged to arrange a sufficient health insurance covering medical care related to Covid-19 disease prior to their arrival. More information about the rules are available at https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx