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China Medical Tourism

People traveling abroad for healthcare has become a thriving business for several Asian economies, and China is the latest destination hoping to capitalize on this growing phenomenon.  Medical tourism is a $40 billion worldwide industry, and China believes it can attract droves of foreign patients because of its affordable healthcare costs, expert physicians and specialists, modern technology, and multi-lingual medical personnel.

Medical travelers are heading to China for specialties like cancer treatments, cardiology, orthopedics, and of course Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the alternative healing philosophy that employs acupuncture and ancient herbal remedies.  And the Chinese healthcare system is progressive, leading the Asian advance in stem-cell research and therapies.

The potential for China as a medical-travel destination is outstanding because in addition to having an advanced medical infrastructure, the country is of course one of the world’s great tourist destinations and combining great healthcare with a wonderful vacation is what medical tourism is all about.


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Why Medical Tourism in China


China is an economic world power with a rich history and diverse culture, and it is a favorite destination for leisure tourists.  It is also a rapidly developing country, and one area that’s currently thriving is its healthcare industry, which has led to a large increase in medical tourists visiting the country.  Patients from the West, as well as other parts of Asia, are now heading to China looking to co... Read More

Healthcare System and Quality in China


China’s healthcare system is influenced by its economic situation, and the government’s role, whose aim is to ensure that quality and affordable treatment is accessible to everyone. Recent reforms were aimed at increasing people’s access to healthcare.  The scheme made it possible for more affluent urban dwellers to have health insurance so they wouldn’t have to save so much money for med... Read More

China Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists


For the purpose of visiting China as a medical tourist, you will be required to obtain a Tourist (L) Visa which will cover you for tourism, sightseeing, visits with friends or relatives, medical treatment, and other private purposes.  Normally, this type of visa allows 3-months stay from the date of entry. The validity of this type of visa is 90 days from the date of issue. Read More

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