Tourism Ministry lines up a series of events to promote Medical Tourism
The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India on medical visa during 2016 and 2017 were estimated to be at 4, 27, 014 and 4, 95, 056 respectively, registering a positive growth of 15.9%, according to a recent report released by the Ministry of Tourism.
To promote the Medical Tourism further, the Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps such as Launch of campaigns in the international markets including for medical tourism under the Incredible India brand-line; conducting Road Shows, Know India Seminars.
Moreover, the e-tourist visa regime has been expanded to include medical visits as well. Medical and Medical attendant visa has been introduced to ease the travel process of Medical Tourists. The maximum duration of stay in India under the e-Medical visa is a longer duration of six months. Meanwhile, the Department of Commerce and Services Export Promotion Council have launched a Healthcare Portal www.indiahealthcaretourism.com, as a single source platform providing comprehensive information to medical travellers.