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WTTC: global vaccine recognition urgently needed

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of...

Wellness, health and travel: use your local assets

One size does not fit all in wellness and medical travel.  A new report looks at lessons learned from wellness and medical travel markets...

EU restricts USA inbound travel

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the European Council has...

Boost for Thailand’s inbound medical travel

Bangkok plans to follow Phuket in opening to fully vaccinated medical tourists in October. Most of Thailand’s inbound medical tourism is based in Phuket and...

South Korea: 76.5% drop in foreign patients in 2020

The Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) says the number of foreign patient visits in 2020 was a quarter of 2019. According to KHIDI,...

Iran: cosmetic surgery death

A UK citizen who went to Iran for low cost weight-loss cosmetic surgery has died in the country from complications. UK citizen Louise Smith died...

Dubai open to all vaccinated travellers

The UAE is now allowing in fully vaccinated tourists and medical tourists from all nations including countries previously banned, although Abu Dhabi is still...

Will the “Healthy China” strategy redirect medical travel?

Healthy China 2030 is one of China’s development strategies which includes China–Africa public health cooperation projects. This longer term political and economic closeness could...

Dubai’s plan for medical travellers aged 65 plus

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Dubai’s dedicated healthcare free zone, and VITA, a UAE-based healthcare investment company, have plans for an integrated elderly-care complex for...

Will there ever be a standard global digital vaccine pass?

The absence of a global digital vaccine standard is making it much harder for airlines, border authorities and governments to verify a traveller’s digital...