In the past, we’ve touched on the Czech Republic’s burgeoning status as a prime medical tourism destination and cited several likely reasons for its evident popularity. Now, with reports in on the number of foreigners who came into the country last year for medical treatment, it would seem the Czech medical tourism industry is only continuing its upward trajectory.
According to a recent article in the online newspaper Pražský deník, nearly 20,000 foreigners travelled to the Czech Republic in 2018 for purposes of medical tourism. This is almost a 50% increase over the previous year and the fifth-highest number in Europe for the year. The article also states that the number of Czechs who travel abroad for medical care each year is a comparatively small one—only about 3,000 out of a population of over 10.5 million people.
This means an escalating and significant number of medical tourists are choosing the Czech Republic as the country to meet their needs. It also suggests the native population is so satisfied with the care they receive as to scarcely seek it beyond their own borders. Both are strong indicators of quality and value.
So if you’re deliberating over which country to choose for your treatment, give some thought to coming our way—the Czech way. And if you do, Medical Travel is here to help. After all, we’ve been connecting foreign patients with affordable, high-quality care longer than anyone else in the country. Let us do the same for you.