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Coming to Slovakia to work as an employee
These persons are subject to Compulsory Health Insurance, arranged by the companies, the foreigners work for.
If coming to Slovakia prior employment starting date, this period can be covered as follows:
- EU citizens – by valid health insurance paid in their home country
- Non- EU citizens – by valid health/travel insurance paid in their home country covering health services in Slovakia or commercial insurance contracted in Slovakia
Coming to Slovakia as an enterpriser
These persons are subject to Compulsory Health Insurance, the foreigners need to register themselves at one of the Public Health Insurance Companies within 8 days after company was registered.
Coming to Slovakia as a student
- EU citizens are covered when having valid health insurance in their home country
- Non-EU citizens are covered when having health/travel insurance paid in their home country covering health services in Slovakia or commercial insurance contracted in Slovakia
Health Insurance in Q&A
Q: Is it required to have a health insurance when entering Slovak territory?
A: No, generally it is not required, health insurance is required only when a foreigner applies for a temporary residence in Slovakia.
Q: Is it sufficient to have a health insurance in home country when coming to Slovakia as a student?
A: Generally yes, students just to need to make sure, that their insurance cover their needs in Slovakia, if not, additional commercial health insurance in Slovakia is recommended.
Q: What are the principles of Compulsory Health Insurance for foreigners in Slovakia?
A: Foreigners need to be covered by Compulsory Health Insurance in Slovakia when employed or running own business. They need to apply for it within 8 days after employment contract became valid (this process is generally run by HR or payroll department in the company) or company was registered at Commercial Register.
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