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Romania, an Upcoming Medical Tourism Destination

Romania has recently seen an increase in foreign patients which, combined with the private medical sector having the largest development the country has ever seen has drawn the attention of medical tourism providers. Even though Romania has relatively few years experience in running medical services for tourists, the workforce in the medical field has always been regarded as being among the best in the world – which is an important factor to facilitate the country’s establishment as a medical tourism destination. This high standard of practice combined with the recent investments in the medical sector, has created a considerable number of private medical clinics which are not only up to the standards of western European countries, but may even surprise by being a bit better.

A look at the overall market shows that prices are usually 70% lower than those practiced in Western Europe and foreign patients will regularly save 50% all included (accommodation and airplane ticket included).

Romania is the perfect destination for:

– Cosmetic Dentistry (dental implants, full and partial dentures, crowns and bridges)

– Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (breast implants, face lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks)

– Orthopaedic Surgery (hip and knee replacement)

– Laser Eye Surgery (cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery)

Here are some guide-lines to help you plan your trip better.

  • Romania is a member of the European Union – therefore, if you do not need a visa for European Union countries, you woould not need one for Romania. What to do at sentosa singapore¬†
  • The Romanian currency is Lei (RON).
  • You can easily find exchange offices, and you can expect to get around 500 Lei for 100 GBP and 420 Lei for 100 Euros.
  • To understand the value of your money here, a meal for two at a fancy restaurant would cost you about 200 Lei including drinks and tips – yes, we tip (generally a 10% tip is expected for good service). Tips should never be included on the bill as this is not compulsory.
  • The weather is moderate, with warm summers and cold winters.
  • The language spoken is Romanian but most of the people can handle a conversation in English or French.
  • There are several airports in the country, but the most popular are Bucharest Otopeni “Henri Coanda” (OTP) and Bucharest Baneasa (BBU), both international.

 

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