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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

South Africa Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Medical Tourists visiting South Africa should apply for a medical treatment visa. The Form BI-1784 is expected to be submitted along with it. A formal letter from a medical practitioner explaining the treatment, duration and why the patient is required to visit South Africa is to be furnished. The patient should carry a passport which has a validity of 30 days from the last day of stay. In exceptional cases, visa requirements may be waived in the case of a medical emergency. South Africa's medical permit applies to medical care in public, private and bona fide healthcare institutions, aside from rehabilitation clinics, health farms and residential homes.

***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 visas to South Africa.

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