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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.

Spain Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Spain is rapidly becoming one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in Europe, especially for travelers from Western Europe and North America. There is no special provision of a medical visa to seek healthcare in Spain, so patients can travel on a tourist visa. 

The Spanish Immigration Department and the Spanish government require travellers to poss a valid visa and an active passport while entering the Spanish territory. Here is a look at the visa requirements to enter Spain:

-  Citizens of the European Union countries, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland do not require a visa to enter Spain.
-  Citizens of Albania, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Great Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, USA and Venezuela do not require a visa for a maximum period of 90 days. 

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

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