Year long “Medical Visa” proposed to make Thailand top ten for Medical Tourism
Thailand is making a push to encourage more people to come to the kingdom for medical treatment. And they want people to stay longer. So they are making it easier for certain country’s nationals to visit and plan to introduce a “Medical Visa” (Non-MT) so visitors can stay for a year.
Two countries are likely to be added to those that can get a 90 day visa exemption for medical tourism – these are the USA and Japan. At present this applies to six Arab nations and Asean nations Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam as well as China. Plans for a new Medical Visa (Non-MT) are also in the offing. Such a visa would encourage medical tourists to stay longer for treatment.