Thailands Visa Requirements for Medical Travellers

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Thailands Visa Requirements for Medical Travellers Photo by Yogesh Verma

Bangkok and Pattaya are known for their nightlife and shopping. Phuket and Ko Sumai are known for beaches and water sports. But, the medical services available in Thailand are also well known. Thailand is a good destination for your medical needs. This phenomenon, termed Medical tourism, is growing in Thailand and setting new standards of comfort, medical treatment, savings and experiences. So, here are the benefits of medical treatment in Thailand:

• There are a lot of internationally accredited private hospitals in Thailand that have acquired certification from ISO and Joint commission of international accreditation. With these latest technologies, facilities and services, you can enjoy equivalent treatment and health support as you would in any hospital in western country.

• Professional expertise of the doctors, nurses and paramedical professionals in private hospitals matches that of their international counterparts. They are equally well-informed and well-trained about the latest medical procedures and surgeries that most people opt to travel for.

• Post-treatment care for most medical tourists includes three extremely important rewards:
o Thai therapeutic massages and other alternate treatments are really beneficial for the patients. No wonder they are incorporated into follow up treatments.
o Thai hospitality offer excellent support to recuperating patients,
o Thai tourist destinations can be great and valuable distractions for the medical tourists.

• The medical treatments in Thailand are much more affordable than their international counterparts.
The documents required for Medical Visa to Thailand are:

• Valid passport
• Visa application form
• Proof of financial eligibility to afford the stay and medical treatment in Thailand
• Proof of hotel accommodation
• Return flight ticket

However, you will also need to submit medical documents to apply for Medical visa of Thailand. Here are the supporting documents that are ideally suggested by Embassy or the visa specialists:

• Medical reports from your hospital that needs medical treatment from Thai hospital.
•  Letter of acceptance from Thai hospital.

When you submit all the required documents along with visa fee, your medical visa to Thailand would get approved and you would step into this paradise. You would receive the medical treatment and follow up. Then you can step out and enjoy the beaches of this tropical destination with a sip of margarita. 

The medical visa is typically approved for 90 days. However, the international period of validity is for 1 year. But, these kinds of approvals are based on country of origin. So, get well soon and head home.

Author's Profile

Yogesh Verma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. Yogesh likes to contribute information on Thailand Visa and Visa related services. He explains in detail the documents required for and the procedure of applying for a Thailand Medical Visa.

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