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Czech Republic Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria No
Rabies No
Hepatitis A Sometimes
Malaria No
Typhoid No
Yellow Fever No
Tetanus Yes

Health Care

Travel insurance is advised for all visitors. In some medical cases, if you are European, you might be able to receive free treatment if you can show proof of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) obtained in your country of origin.

The overall standards of healthcare in the Czech Republic are excellent. Hospitals and surgeries are well equipped and staff are proficient. In pharmacies, over-the-counter advice is given and standard medicines are sold.

Food and Drink

The Czech Republic is relatively risk-free in terms of food and drink. It’s fine to drink the tap water, and as long as you take the usual precautions regarding hygiene and preparation, the danger from food and drink, is minimal, unless it’s from overindulging.

Other Risks

Tick-borne encephalitis exists in rural forested areas during summer months; it may help to wear long sleeves, long trousers and hats, in order to minimise the risk of getting bitten. Immunisation against hepatitis B is sometimes advised.

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