Non EU-EEA students – visa requirements
All foreign students who stay more than 90 days in the Czech Republic (except EU/EEA Students and exempted countries) are required to purchase a comprehensive health insurance.
The coverage limit is minimum EUR 60,000. The insurance must be purchased for the entire period of stay.
The insurance must be concluded with a provider specifically certified to provide such insurance on the Czech territory.
It is mandatory for all foreigners, who are not covered by the Czech public medical insurance and who are not EU citizens, to get the insurance and it is also a precondition to get the Czech visa and to extend the stay in the Czech Republic.
The insurance Studentpass ERGO is recognized by the Czech Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic, Department of asylum and migration policy, as a document in the sense of Section (§) 180i and Section (§) 180j of the Act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the residency of foreigners on the territory of the Czech Republic, as amended.
EU/EEA and Swiss Students with EHIC
EU/EEA and Swiss students must present their European health insurance card (EHIC) or its replacement certificate to prove eligibility for Czech social security. The EHIC can be requested by the social security in the country of their nationality.
Please note that EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any travel protection, search and rescue, repatriation to the home country, emergency dental treatments, assistance… Studentpass international plan will be a very affordable solution to have a full protection while you are studying in EU/EEA Countries.
Studentpass Czech Republic covers a fully comprehensive medical cover up to the insurance sum. This includes sickness and accident, in-outpatient and all necessary medical facilities in the Czech Republic.
The komplex and baby plan covers both maternity and pregnancy. Komplex plan includes a waiting delay.
Please consult our table comparison hereunder.
Get around the hours medical assistance
Studentpass international propose a complete travel protection that includes assistance 24/7. Search and rescue, repatriation to the home country or repatriation of mortal remain, luggage, ambulance transport, medical advice…
The assistance line 24 / 7 also provide advice in case of sickness and injury and deliver the GOP (Guarantee of payment) for hospital admission.
Once you are insured through one of the Swisscare products, you are paying an insurance premium for an event of which most certainly hope it will never occur. The premium you pay will fall into a community fund (insurance).
The majority of the members of this community contribute to you for few who are in needs while they are sick or have an accident.
You participate like all members of the community into this fund with a financial contribution because there is a risk that one day you are also in needs and suffer from an illness or an accident for which the cost of treatments would be impossible to bear on your own. In that case, you will then profit from the fund (insurance) of the others members which will pay for you.
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Swisscare members are spread worldwide. More than 7500 languages are currently existing. This is why Swisscare like the majority of international insurance providers or insurers ask their member to submit invoices in English ( Swisscare inTrust claim service accept also German or French). If your invoices are in a different language kindly translate the most important details and submit this translation along with the invoices. (Legal translation is not required).
How to receive a refund within a reasonable time
Only with your help and with your accurate and complete documentation our claims team can treat your refund as quickly possible.
And you… A happy Swisscare member!
Submit a claim
Log in to your account and under the claim tab, you can start the online claim procedure.