Industry Scenario

India is ranked 10th by the Medical Tourism Association on the Medical Tourism Index (MTI) for 2020-21 out of 46 destinations of the world, 12th in top 20 wellness tourism markets globally, and 5th in wellness tourism markets in APAC
India has a large number of accredited facilities, that provide care at par or above global standards. There are 55 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals, 1600+ National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)
India offers the largest pool of doctors and paramedics with high-quality medical training received globally, along with fluency in English

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Policy Advisory/Representation

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Regulatory Clearance Facilitation

FDI Norms

FDI is permitted up to 100% under the automatic route in the hospital sector. In the AYUSH sector, 100% FDI is permitted for the wellness and medical tourism segment

FDI Allowed under Automatic route

Government Support/Initiatives

Heal in India

Government of India has launched ‘Heal in India’ initiative to provide a boost to medical tourism in the country

“One Step” portal

A “One Step” portal is being developed for the convenience and ease of credible information for those who want to take treatment in India from abroad

Medical Visa & Medical Attendant Visa
  • India has launched Medical Visa & Medical Attendant Visa with e-medical visas offered to 150+ countries within 24-48 hours
  • Medical visa process has been simplified to allow multiple entries and long-term stay with Ayurveda treatment having also been included within the Medical Visa category
National Strategy for Medical Value Travel and Wellness Tourism

To provide impetus to the growth of Medical Value Travel & wellness tourism in India & maintain India’s competitive advantage, a comprehensive National Strategy for Medical Value Travel and Wellness Tourism has been prepared

Medical Value Travel Council

A Medical Value Travel Council has been constituted by the Government of India to promote India as a quality healthcare destination for patients across the globe 

Major Investors

Infrastructure Map

Growth Drivers

The cost of quality of medical procedures and services are low in India when compared to other competitors in the field
India is delivering world-class care and treatment at lower costs, with savings of ~65-90% as compared to the US
This confluence of highest quality and cost advantage makes India a unique and attractive destination for MVT

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What is medical value travel (MVT)?

MVT stands for Medical Value Travel (Also known as health tourism or medical tourism) it is defined as travel for the purpose of maintaining, improving or restoring health through medical intervention.

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Is MVT safe?

Any medical surgery or procedure, no matter where it is carried out, entails some risk. To reduce this risk, this portal provides comprehensive information on various options available in India for high quality medical facilities.

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Is there a medical visa for patients opting for treatment in India?

Yes, there is a special MEDICAL VISA for patients who opt for treatment in India. The Visa grants a stay for 60 days, travellers can visit India for their treatment and obtain second electronic visa if they need to. The Visa is available to citizens of all the countries. Check for visa details here:

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How long does it take to apply for the Indian Medical Visa?

The Indian eMedical visa application online form takes a few minutes to complete and submit. Applications are processed quickly and approved eVisas are usually emailed to the patient within 24 hours. Applicants are advised to apply at least 4 days prior to their trip.

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