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Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for medical tourism

Turkey will accept certain types of medical patients and health tourists from 31 countries as of May 20, as it eases its COVID-19 restrictions.

May 17th 2020 ยท 1 min read
Turkey to open doors to 31 countries for medical tourism

Turkey will accept certain types of medical patients and health tourists from 31 countries as of May 20, as it eases its COVID-19 restrictions, Anadolu news agency said.

The countries include Iraq, Libya, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Djibouti, Algeria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Somalia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

A Turkish Health Ministry statement said the patients and up to two people accompanying them will be tested for COVID-19 or samples will be taken for the PCR test for a fee when entering Turkey. If tests are available in their countries, they will be required to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of their journey and bring proof of a negative result.

The travellers will be directly taken to a medical facility where they have an appointment and will be accommodated there.

Patients will be admitted for the following fields: orthopedics and traumatology, general surgery, pediatric surgery, urology, eye diseases, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, brain and nerve surgery, hematology, intensive care, assisted-reproduction treatment applications, organ transplantation and bone marrow transplantation.

last updated: 2020-05-17@14:05