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Travel medical insurance

Insurance policy is quite complicated and we will help you if you need to obtain Czech public healthcare insurance.

Travel medical insurance – Schengen visa applications

Applicants for Schengen visas must prove that they are in possession of travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Member States. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage is EUR 30 000.

Applicants for a uniform visa for multiple entries must prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit. In addition, such applicants must sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays.

This relates usually to short-term visas applying to courses shorter than few months.


Travel medical insurance – long-stay visa applications lodged at embassies and consulates

The applicant must provide proof of holding travel medical insurance before the visa is affixed to his travel document. The insurance must cover the entire period of the applicant’s stay in the Czech Republic as determined by the validity of the visa.

What is an adequate travel medical insurance?

Travel medical insurance must cover the cost of emergency medical care, including medical evacuation or, in the event of death, repatriation of remains to the country that has issued the applicant’s travel document or to the applicant’s country of residence. The insurance policy must not exclude coverage for injuries and damage caused by the applicant’s intentional acts, injuries and damage caused by fault or contributory fault on the part of the applicant, and injuries and damage caused by the consumption of alcohol, narcotic and psychotropic substances by the applicant. The minimum coverage is EUR 60 000 per one insured event without any coinsurance or copayment.

Travel medical insurance may be purchased from:

This relates to long-term courses (3 months and longer courses). We will help you with this.

Translations into Czech

The proof of travel medical insurance must be accompanied by a certified Czech translation of the insurance policy and general insurance terms and conditions, proving the existence of travel medical insurance, the scope of coverage, the amount of coverage (at least EUR 60 000), and proving that there is no coinsurance or copayment. The applicant may be requested to present proof of insurance covering the entire period of stay in the Czech Republic.

Who is exempt from presenting proof of travel medical insurance?

The point 4 can be used by us in specially considered cases when there is another counter-guarantee from a foreign side.

Travel medical insurance – visa applications and visa extension applications lodged in the Czech Republic

Applicants for long-stay visas and for extension of visas who lodge their applications in the Czech Republic may purchase their travel medical insurance only from insurance companies licensed to sell such insurance in the Czech Republic (Insurance Companies Act No. 363/1999). The insurance policy must cover comprehensive medical care (defined as medical care provided to the policy holder at medical institutions contracted by the insurance company, with no costs charged to directly to the policy holder; the care is designed to help the policy holder sustain the state of health he enjoyed before taking out the policy). The insurance must cover preventive and dispensary care and medical care related to pregnancy and birth.

Should you want to work in the Czech Republic, please contact us to arrange and discuss all options and to select the option that will best suit your needs