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New operating rules for Sri Lanka tourism sector

Sri Lanka is making plans to attract tourists with a raft of new operating rules for hotels, transport and visas to protect locals and...

Iceland’s geothermal water is white gold in health tourism

"Geothermal water is Iceland's white gold," said health tourism consultant Csilla Mezösi at the annual meeting of the Iceland Association for Health Tourism. Iceland's...

IEEA replaces ISQua

The International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA) has taken over ISQua accreditation. ISQua now is no longer directly involved...

Brazil reopens air borders with US, but risks remain

Despite 70,000 COVID-19 deaths in Brazil and 155,000 deaths in the USA, Brazil is open to medical tourists from the USA, with no restrictions...

Belize main airport delays opening

Belize's international airport, the Philip Goldson International Airport should have opened on 15 August as part of the country's re-opening strategy for tourism. On...

Cross-border healthcare promise for Northern Irish

People living in Northern Ireland will still have access to the equivalent of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after Brexit, says Ireland’s Prime...

Increase in Nigerian medical tourism to India

Indian hospitals saw 18,000 Nigerians on medical visas in 2012, a trebling in numbers in the last three years. With Nigerian politicians more determined...

Private healthcare in South Africa isn’t working

An extensive inquiry into South Africa’s private healthcare market was recently concluded. It was the first ever process in the country that involved gathering...

What drives medical tourism: New report from the Economist Intelligence Unit

A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit 'Travelling for health: the potential for medical tourism', has some surprising results when it looks at...

China’s travel ban could see medical tourists fall

China’s ban on individual travel to Taiwan will see medical tourist numbers fall, as the number of Chinese visiting Taiwan has reduced by nearly...