Medical Insurance Regulations
Information on travel medical insurance is available on the general website of Masaryk University.
Insurance card & ID card or Passport
It is obligatory for all citizens and people present in the Czech Republic to have your insurance cards and ID cards or passports always with you. Please carry it at all times, as you might be checked by members of the Police or the Police Office for Foreigners.
Registration at the General Insurance Company
Students from EU countries (+ Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)
Visit the VZP (Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna - General Health Insurance Company) to register. It is a very easy procedure and simplifies appointments and covering costs by doctors. Using your blue European health insurance card, please go to register at the General Health Insurance Company in Brno. You will then be given your personal health insurance number you should show to doctors or in hospitals.
Students from non-EU countries
Due to a change in the act of law, it is obligatory for all foreigners (staying more than 90 days in the Czech Republic), to have arranged a health insurance which complies with the Czech law requirements. See more details at:
You will be asked to submit an insurance contract and a confirmation of payment before the visa sticker/stamp is added to your passport.
Students from Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro
Do not need to have that type of travel health insurance, but only need the form E111 from their home insurance company.
You may be asked to pay in cash when you visit the doctor, all costs will be reimbursed from your health insurance company on your return (please make sure to ask the doctor for the receipt for the reimbursement purposes). The reason is that not all doctors have an agreement with all insurance companies.
VZP Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (General Health Insurance Company)