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Czech Republic

We have been told that to travel in the Czech Republic we will need to carry with us a certificate showing that we have medical insurance in a minimum amount of $100,000 per person or we may be refused entry. This sounds like someone trying to create an opportunity to sell insurance. Does anyone have any information about this?

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I would truly doubt that this requirement actually exists. We spent time visiting with a doctor over several days. How what he was encountering as the Czech republic changed their compensation method for delivering medical care. Some where in those discussions he would have asked about our certificate. Been to the Czech republic 6-7 times. Never asked. wayne iNWI

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Whomever told you that is bull of bull From the Czech NYC Embassy website( "...Health insurance The travel medical insurance must confirm to the following requirements for short stay in the Schengen area (stay up to 90 days): 1. coverage of costs incurred as a result of medical repatriation, emergency medical and hospital treatment, or death;
2. coverage of up to the amount of at least 30,000 EUR(45,000 USD); 3. cover the entire period of your stay in the Schengen area; 4. cover the entire territory of the Schengen area...." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While there have been no reports of immigration officials asking for proof of this coverage, it's a good idea to have travel insurance anywhere you go. Should you suffer a severe leg or hip break requiring special transport to get you home to recuperate, those charges can range from $50,000 to $100,000.

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Michael Schneider; well done. Now we need to discuss which insurance policy is best.