Foreigners without Czech insurance can register for Covid jab from Friday

Foreigners without Czech public health insurance can begin registering for a Covid vaccine as of Friday. They will receive Pfizer/BioNTech jabs at designated centres, not via doctors’ surgeries, at a cost of up to 850 crowns.

According to Interior Ministry statistics, as of the end of March, more than 656,000 foreigners were living in the Czech Republic, the majority of whom have permanent residency.

The government included foreigners without permanent residence in the vaccination system following complaints to the Ministry of Health and criticism by Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hříb. To register, it will be necessary to provide an email address and phone number.

Author: Brian Kenety