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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.

United Kingdom Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Medical Tourists who enter the United Kingdom to receive private medical care in pre-arranged medical institutions are expected to hold a medical visitor visa. These individuals are expected to prove that they can fund expenses during their stay, and that they do not suffer from any terminal illness. Medical visas to the United Kingdom are usually issued for a period of 6 months. However, these visas can be renewed for a longer period up to 11 months, in the event that the patient's medical treatment is to be extended. The 6-month medical visa costs £83, while an 11-month visa costs £289.

***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 the United Kingdom.

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