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All foreigners are obliged to have a valid medical travel insurance for the whole stay at our university.

Students have to present the confirmation of the medical travel insurance before the registration in the International Office and at the study department of the appropriate faculty.

 

EU citizens

EU citizens staying in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days will present the European Health Insurance Card.

After their arrival they have to register at the health insurance company called Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (Mírové náměstí 35/C, Ústí nad Labem, office hours Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

 

Non-EU citizens – exceptions

As result of being part of the 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, Republic of Tunisia and Serbia.

However, non-EU citizens included in this exception, staying in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days have to present the EXXX form.

After their arrival they have to register at the health insurance company called Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (Mírové náměstí 35/C, Ústí nad Labem, office hours Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

 

Non-EU citizens – no exception

Non-EU citizens are obliged to have a medical travel insurance. The amount of the insurance benefit (the agreed insurance benefit limit for one insurance event) must be at least EUR 60 000, that being without an insurance retention on the amount of the given costs.

It is possible to have it arranged with one of the five Czech health insurance companies or you can have a medical travel insurance contract issued by any other health insurance company in English or other language officially translated to the Czech language.

However, we strongly recommend you to arrange a medical travel insurance with the PVZP insurance company. Otherwise we will not be able to provide you “Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of the Czech Republic a third country citizen for the purpose of economic activity or educational activity” needed for a visa. The reason is that other commercial insurance companies (such as Maxima, UNIQA, Ergo or Slavia) do not have enough contract partners in Ústí nad Labem, and there will be a problem with providing medical care.

More information about insurance is available here.