Foreign nationals living in the Czech Republic are entitled to vaccination, which is covered by public health insurance, in the following cases:
- You are insured by the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic (by the employer or on the basis of European coordination regulations). For registration use your insurance number. (i.e. your National identification number)
- If you are exercising your rights to benefits as an EU national living and/or working in an EU country other than your own – or having done so in the past and you are entitled to full support. (holders of S1 standard form for social security rights). For registration use your insurance number. (i.e. your National identification number) -usually assigned after the auxiliary registration.
- If you are insured in another EU state and you are in the Czech Republic. You are entitled to the necessary care and you are registered with the Czech health insurance company according to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Registration will take place using your number of insurance, which you can obtain from any Czech health insurance company. You must carry out the so-called auxiliary registration with one of the seven Czech health insurance companies.
For more information about vaccination for foreign nationals with a public EU insurance you can visit covid.gov.cz/en.
Vaccination for self-payers
Whether you are a Czech citizen or a foreigner and do not have public health insurance in an EU country as of 11 June, it is possible to get vaccinated if you fall into one of the following groups.
Who is it for?
A person not insured within the public health insurance system of the Czech Republic or other EU member state can be vaccinated in this manner:
- CITIZEN OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC without public health insurance
- FOREIGNER (from the EU or third countries) who has long term residence in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days pursuant to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals, and who meets one of the following conditions:
- has a valid long-term or permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic,
- holds a valid long-term visa,
- is an EU citizen with confirmation of temporary residency or a permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic,
- is a family member of an EU citizen with confirmation of temporary residency or a permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic.
The condition is that the individual stay must be for a minimum of 90 days. These groups can be vaccinated under the self-pay scheme (all of them are not covered by public health insurance).
If you do not meet any of these conditions, you cannot be vaccinated in the Czech Republic.
Where to get vaccinated?
In a designated vaccination center. The current list of all vaccination sites, including those that do not require prior registration, is always available at ockoreport.uzis.cz. Use the filter “Self-payers“.
If your GP vaccinates, ask him/her if he/she also vaccinates under the self-pay scheme.
How to register?
You can register for self-paid covid-19 vaccination at crs.mzcr.cz. If your GP vaccinates, ask him/her if he/she also vaccinates under the self-pay scheme.
Which vaccine is used?
If you use the “Self-payers” filter on ockoreport.uzis.cz, you will see what vaccine the vaccination site has available. If you are going to be vaccinated by your GP, please check with him/her which vaccine he/she has.
How much does it cost?
From 15 November 2021, the recommended price for vaccination is CZK 400 (may change according to the price list of the specific vaccination site). This is the cost of administering the dose, the vaccine is already covered by the Czech Republic. This price is therefore paid twice for two-dose vaccines, for Janssen as a one-time payment.
When and how do i get eu covid-19 certificate?
You can collect the certificate immediately after vaccination at the Vaccination Portal ocko.uzis.cz.
More information about the certificate you can find on the website covid.gov.cz/en.
What should i bring?
- A document to verify your identity.
- A document to verify your residency permit in the Czech Republic (does not apply to Czech citizens).
- Payment card/cash (some vaccination centers accept only payment cards on the spot).
For more information about vaccination for foreign nationals without a public insurance you can visit covid.gov.cz/en.
More information and useful links
Need advice? You can address any questions regarding Central registration system, any issues with registration/appointment booking, or any further questions to the help line 1221 (from abroad +420 226 20 1221) or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, you can visit:
- Covid Portal covid.gov.cz/en
- The Ministry of Health koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en
- Expat handbook: covid-19 edition expat.praha.eu