UAE medical visa to be made easier

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TRAVEL GAZETTE – In an effort to bolster medical tourism in the UAE, visa procedures for patients seeking treatment will be made easier, reports Emirates 247.

“The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs has pledged to facilitate and make medical tourism visa procedures smoother to support and elevate medical tourism in Dubai,” said Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, Director of Health Regulation and Dubai Medical Tourism Project.

A total of 1.3 million medical tourists are expected to visit Dubai in 2021, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed.

In 2015, 630,831 medical tourists visited Dubai’s 26 hospitals, out of which 332,472 came from within the UAE and 298,359 (46 per cent) came from abroad

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