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IATA: Covid-19 restrictions ‘wildly inconsistent’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for an end to ‘wildly inconsistent’ Covid-19 travel restrictions that are stalling the recovery of air...

Australia: outbound medical travel first

Australia plans to open its borders for its own vaccinated citizens to travel in November. Outbound tourism and medical tourism will resume before inbound...

Iran: new China deal encourages medical travel

Iran will open soon, while new economic deals will encourage medical tourism between China, Iran and Russia. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts...

UNWTO: signs of international tourism rebound

The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, says an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, the strongest results since April 2020....

Turkey: end of free treatment for Syrian refugees

Turkey has suspended issuance of the temporary protection ID card, known as Kimlik, for Syrian refugees who need lifesaving treatment inside Turkish territories, replacing it with a medical...

India’s roadmap for medical and wellness tourism

India’s Ministry of Tourism now has a Draft National Strategy and Roadmap for Medical and Wellness Tourism, which recognises the significant potential of the...

Medical tourism venture for China, Hong Kong and Hainan

Insurance conglomerate, China Taiping has partnered with property and services group New World Development to integrate healthcare, technology, finance, wellness, medical tourism and health...

Egypt targets medical travel from Africa

Egypt is hoping to use improvements in its health sector to promote medical tourism, encouraging citizens of African nations to visit for treatment. A cross-agency...

China medical tourism zone targets Japanese investment

The Hainan Bo’ao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone is promoting favourable investment policies for Japanese businesses. The policies were promoted at a recent event...

Medical travel agencies and facilitators – survival of the fittest?

The advent of the pandemic and its impact on travel has hit businesses involved in travel and tourism more than any other sector. In...