Insurance coverage for Ukrainian refugees

These are difficult times, especially for many Ukrainians who had to flee their homeland in a hurry. Every day the number of refugees arriving in Germany is increasing and the questions from them and the people who help them are piling up. Does the Ukrainian guest have to apply for asylum? What benefits will he receive? How is he insured? We support you!

What medical benefits do refugees receive in Germany?

Ukrainian refugees are granted temporary protection status in the form of a humanitarian residence permit in accordance with Section 24 of the Residence Act by the Foreigners' Registration Office. It is not necessary to apply for asylum in order to receive a humanitarian residence permit. 
How medical care is actually implemented varies from state to state in Germany. In many cases, people receive a treatment certificate from the local social welfare office, while in other federal states they receive an electronic health card (eGK) directly. With the insurance card, billing the doctor is faster and easier, but it often takes a long time to receive it.

Does it make sense to conclude travel health insurance?

To cover any insurance gaps, a travel health insurance policy can be taken out first. This gives the guests immediate protection and also protects the hosts against possible high costs for treatment by a doctor or in hospital. We recommend Provisit Visum (up to 180 days) or Provisit Germany (up to 2 years). The concluded insurance can be cancelled free of charge and can be terminated on a day-to-day basis if the coverage is no longer needed.

Would you like more information?

The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration has compiled questions and answers for Ukrainian nationals. These are also available in Ukrainian and Russian.