Vaccinating foreign nationals against COVID-19 in CZ

Foreign nationals who are either directly insured within the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic, or are entitled to full care or essential care in the country, can now register for vaccination using the policyholder number which they obtain from their Czech health insurance company.

For other groups of foreigners who are citizens of third countries and do not have long-term residency in the Czech Republic, the technical solution for registering for vaccination and the vaccination itself is the subject of negotiations on an international level. We will provide information about the solution.

Foreign nationals in the Czech Republic may be vaccinated according to their legal status. A simple overview of the options depending on the status is provided in the table below, which will be updated regularly.

1. Foreign nationals insured within the Czech public health insurance system Registration using the policyholder number which foreigners obtain from their Czech health insurance company
2. Foreigners residing in the Czech Republic, insured in another member state, who are entitled to full care Registration using the policyholder number which foreigners obtain from their Czech health insurance company  
3. Foreigners insured in another member state, who are entitled to essential care Registration using the policyholder number which foreigners obtain from their Czech health insurance company. These individuals must perform auxiliary registration with a Czech health insurance company. This is a simple and quick task, the insurance company registers the individual immediately.
4. Foreigners from third countries with long-term residency in the Czech Republic, who are not entitled to join the public health insurance system but are obliged to take out commercial insurance The registration method is being resolved, one of the possibilities is registration using a code from the commercial insurance company.
5. Diplomats, ambassadors, embassy employees who are not Czech citizens The registration method is being resolved, one of the possibilities is registration using a unique code.