India being a populous country with fast growing economy has unprecedented challenges in the health sector and is also known mostly for its cost-effective treatments along with high medical standards. The country is also known for its alternative treatment options such as yoga and Ayurveda, by the reason of its rich tradition and proven history made India as the best destination for medical tourism.
What Visa would you need for Medical Tourism in India?
Yes, it has now dawned on you that travelling to India to get medical attention is a good choice, you might be wondering what visa would you ideally need to apply for, to get into India for a treatment.
In the light of a massive inflow of patients from all over the world, the Indian Government has now issued a specialized Medical Tourist visa for India.
The nature of the visa remains the same, regardless of which country you apply for it from. You could be a resident of US, UK, South Africa, Australia, or any of the European countries even.
Foreigners seeking medical treatment in India can avail the medical visa and fly over to India to be treated in Ayurveda and other traditional Indian Medicine Systems under world-class doctors and authentic Ayurveda hospitals/ Wellness retreats, for less than half the rate.
e-Visa is admissible only under the following categories: e-Tourist Visa; e-Business Visa; e-Conference Visa; e-Medical Visa; e-Medical Attendant Visa.
The e-Medical visa is a short term visa granted for medical treatment reasons. This type of visa is only granted to the patient and not to family members. Blood relatives can obtain the medical attendant visa to accompany the e-Medical visa holder more details