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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Panama Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Panama has become a contender in Latin America for patients seeking high quality medical treatment at affordable prices. Located in Central America, it is conveniently located in close proximity to the US, and offers significantly price savings for medical procedures just south of the US border. Many spas and resorts make it quite conducive for the recovery process after surgery, allow visitors to combine their medical procedure into a relaxing vacation as well. Foreigners entering Panama will be able to request the Panama Short Stay for medical treatment in hospitals or private clinics provided they will not exceed 9 months stay in the country. 

Citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Israel, Norway, Spain, South Africa, South Korea and United Kingdom do not require a visa for a stay of up to 180 days in Panama with at least 3 months passport validity.

***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 Panama.

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