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Prague (or Praha in Czech) is one of the most interesting cities in Europe. It is a jewel of Central Europe and it has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for more than 1100 years.

Prague is the ancient capital of Charles IV’s Bohemian Kingdom and during Middle Ages one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire. The city has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Its epic history has made Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tourism of vital economic importance.

Prague is not overrun by tourism, but its effects are evident for all to see. Much of the post-communism reconstruction and regeneration of Prague has been driven by tourism, as ancient buildings have been transformed into fine restaurants and stylish hotels.

Prague’s historical centre is divided into five areas, spanning both banks of the Vltava River. Charles Bridge is the main connection across the river in the historical centre. On one side of the river there is the Old Town (Staré Město), centered on the Old Town Square; the New Town (Nové Město), centered on Wenceslas Square; and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov). On the other side there is the Lesser Town (Malá Strana); and high above this the Castle District (Hradčany), centred on Prague Castle. Other areas which are close to the city centre include Vyšehrad, Vinohrady, Karlín, Smíchov, Holešovice, Žižkov and Dejvice.

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Prague Health Insurance

Health Insurance and the Public Healthcare System in Prague

How does health insurance work in Prague?

What if you are going to visit or work there, can you get health coverage?

We will answer these questions here.

Healthcare in the Czech Republic is paid for on the basis of contributions from your salary (if you work for a Czech employer), and they are paid to a public health insurance company. If you are self-employed you can choose which health insurance company you want to deal with. Many employers and individuals have an arrangement with Všeobecná zdravotní pojišt´ovna České republiky (General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic) or VZP (www.vzp.cz ), as it´s normally referred to. It´s the largest health insurance company in the country, and is used to dealing with foreigners. It has offices throughout the Czech Republic.

Once you are registered in the system, either as an employee or on a self-employed basis, you will be issued with a card by your insurance company. You should keep it with you at all times and produce it every time go to hospital or see your doctor. Remember that public GPs have a Continue reading