Insurance

All foreigners are obliged to have a valid health insurance.

Students have to present the confirmation of the health insurance before the registration 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, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Non-EU citizens

Information about insurance for non-EU citizens is available here.

Non-EU citizens – exceptions

As result of being parties to 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,
  • Serbia.

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, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

The same exception applies to participants of the Erasmus Mundus program, Fulbright scholarship program, European Voluntary Service of the EC Youth in Action programme, as well as holders of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by another EU member state. Foreign nationals who wish to use these advantages should follow the instructions published here.