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Save Your Heart and Your Bank Account

Heart surgery can break the bank. An American heart bypass procedure can cost a patient over $144,000. Patients are finding medical tourism a more sensible option, with an Indian heart bypass procedure only costing around $5,200.

Czech Republic Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

The Czech Republic also been making consistent efforts to attract patients from surrounding countries. As public health systems in western countries are starting to get overstretched, patients are turning to options abroad where they can receive high quality care at affordable rates and bypass long wait times.The Czech Republic has been seeing the influx of thousands of medical tourists each year due to its high medical standards and affordable prices.

The Czech Republic became a member of the Schengen Area on 21 December 2007, which is allows for passport free movement without border controls from one country to another within the Schengen area. When travelers arrive with a valid Schengen visa either directly into the Czech Republic directly or from another Schengen area country, no further visa is required. Nationals of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, and United States are exempt from Visa requirements and can enter the Czech Republic for shorts stays of up to 90 days of non-profit nature.     

***It is advisable to contact an embassy, consulate, or similar expert in visa requirements prior to traveling for your care. Please click here for more information about tourist visas to Czech Republic.

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