CZECHIA: The CKP decides to end free coverage of damages caused by Ukrainian vehicles as of April 13

20 April 2023 —
The Board of Directors of the Czech Bureau of Insurers (CKP) decided to end free coverage of damages caused by Ukrainian vehicles as of April 13, 2023.

Ukrainian drivers can purchase insurance for their vehicles either in Ukraine or online from abroad with one of the Ukrainian insurance companies, which will issue an electronic green card. The data also show that a significant part of Ukrainian drivers is insured on domestic roads and the number of uninsured vehicles is decreasing. "There are currently about 4,000 uninsured Ukrainian vehicles operating in the Czech Republic and 34,000 insured vehicles in Ukraine", as the market experts note.

Considering the above, the Bureau decided on April 13, 2023, to end free coverage of damages caused by uninsured Ukrainian drivers. According to the decision, the new thing will be that cases of uninsured Ukrainian vehicles will be assessed individually. And despite some normalization of motor insurance, Ukraine is in a state of war, and people who lost everything can still seek safety on the Czech territory, as Jan Matousek, executive director of the Bureau explained.

"From March 2022 to the end of March 2023, the CKP dealt with 179 uninsured claims involving Ukrainian cars. Total liability for these damages to the victims is calculated at CZK 18.9 million. These cases make up a small share, as a total of 2,827 uninsured claims of Czech and foreign vehicles were recorded in the same period, for which the liability for the same period is CZK 498 million", said Petr Jedlicka, the CKP actuary.