(Praha, 28. července 2021) We would like to inform you about the position of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic concerning changes to the health insurance of foreigners when applying for a new long-term visa or when applying for an extension of the validity period of a long-term visa.
The Department will accept all contracts from commercial insurance companies provided the contract was negotiated no later than and including August 1, 2021. After this date, it will no longer be possible to negotiate a new contract with Maxima Insurance Company.
All insurance policies taken out up to and including 1 August 2021 shall by law be valid under the existing terms and conditions and clients may prove such insurance policy notwithstanding that the commencement or termination of insurance of such policy shall not occur until after that date.
More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, specifically in point 2b) and 4): https://www.mvcr.cz/soubor/prehled-zmen-provedenych-novelou-zakona-o-pobytu-cizincu-s-ucinnosti-od-2-srpna-2021.aspx, where it says: „Proof of comprehensive travel health insurance with another insurance company in the Czech Republic can only be presented if the insurance contract was concluded no later than 1 August 2021."
The insurance of necessary and urgent medical care for foreigners is not affected by the changes and will continue to be offered as standard. If you have any questions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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