Israel medical tourism is a segment of the country’s national tourism industry and a subset of global medical tourism. Already a prime destination for holiday travelers and religious pilgrims, Israel is now emerging as a popular medical travel destination. Medical procedures in Israel are a fraction of the American and European costs.
Many medical travelers visit Israel for in-vitro fertilization; the Middle Eastern country leads the world in reproductive treatments. Some tourists seek heart surgery, bone marrow transplants, cancer therapies or neurological treatments. Others seek relief at the Dead Sea, a world-renowned therapeutic resort of spas and treatment centers.
Israel, located along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East, is an ideal location for medical tourists to not only heal, but take in multiple historic sites as well. Israel is full of diversity, whether it is the people or the culture. Many Israelis communicate reasonably well in English, while Hebrew and Arabic are the two official languages. With a population of almost 8,000,000 citizens, Israel is abundant with people from all walks of life.Tourists can travel easily within the country. Israel is quickly becoming a popular destination for short term medical tourists.