We are aware that some British nationals have experienced issues when trying to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Czech Republic. These were mostly caused by the fact that the online booking system originally required a “birth registration number” (rodné číslo), which is something not all UK nationals living in the Czech Republic have.
The Czech Ministry of Health has recently updated the online booking system and UK nationals can now register for a vaccine by using their health insurance number instead of a birth registration number. The health insurance number is provided by your Czech health insurance company and can be found on the insurance card issued by the company in the box called “číslo pojištěnce”, as shown on the picture below.
If you are currently eligible for a vaccine, i.e. you have residency in the Czech Republic and are 80+ or work as a health professional, please use your health insurance number to book online on Ministry of Health’s website.
You can find more information on the Czech vaccination scheme on the website of the Ministry of Health.