Spain is becoming a hotspot for medical tourism. Contributing 500 million Euros annually to the state exchequer, the Spanish medical tourism is expected to hit an astounding figure of around 2 lakh annual medical tourists.
Spain being an already popular tourist destination has helped its medical tourism domain to strengthen its ground and emerge as a leading global medical tourism destination as well.
To further boost this tourism sector the Spanish Government signed a collaboration agreement with other interested proponents under the brand name of ‘Spaincares’ in 2014 to make the country one of the prime global leaders offering top quality medical facilities and treatments.
‘Spaincares’ is a strategic consortium of the leading Spanish tourism companies and healthcare providers.
What gives Spain medical tourism an extra edge is the fact that there is no need to have a special medical visa as medical tourists can have a tourist visa alone to meet their health care objectives in Spain. However, they need to have a valid passport and a bonafide visa.
Affordable medical treatment in Spain has furthered its popularity. When compared to other countries in Europe and the US, the cost savings range from 30 % – 70 % in this country.
The Spanish healthcare system is highly advanced. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) ranking, Spain enjoys the distinguished status of having the 7th best health care system in the world.