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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

South Korea Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

As South Korea has started to become a significant destination for medical tourists, they smartly introduced a new type of visa for visitors.

A medical visa is available for international patients who wish to be invited to receive medical services in Korea by a registered healthcare provider (or a facilitator) according to the Korea Medical Services Act.

The type is “M” with the (C3)-M lasting for 90 days, and the (G1)-M lasting from 91-180 days.

***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 medical visas to South Korea.

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