As a result of the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union, students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are entitled to the provision of necessary and urgent health care free-of-charge. It is only necessary that they
have a certified E 128 form from their home country or a European Health Insurance Card, which replaces the paper forms needed.
Students from non-EU country, staying in the Czech Republic for less than 3 months should have a supplementary travel health insurance. They should get one before they leave the country of their origin.
Students from non-EU countries, staying in the Czech Republic longer than3 months must contract an insurance with an insurance company, which is licensed to operate the insurance in the territory of the Czech Republic according to a special legal
• national insurance companies and insurance companies from non-EU countries that were provided by the Czech National Bank with a licence to carry on insurance business;
• insurance companies from other EU countries, whose operations in the Czech Republic are based on the right to set up branch offices or are based on the freedom to provide services temporarily.
It is recommended to consult the Czech embassy or consulate and verify whether the insurance meets the requirements for an application for a visa or residence permit for stays longer than 90 days.
For more information go to:
www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/diplomatic_missions (Czech embassies and consulates abroad)
www.mvcr.cz/mvcren (Ministry of the Interior)
www.cap.cz (Czech Insurance Association)