Visa restrictions eased for Arab medical tourists
Thailand on Tuesday eased visa rules for citizensof six Middle Eastern countries to boost the kingdom's position as amedical hub.The cabinet approved a policy to allow 90-day visas on arrival forpeople seeking medical services from Bahrain, Kuwait, Omar, Qatar,Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. They may be accompanied by up to four relatives.
Currently, visas on arrival are only good for 15 to 30 days. Thailand draws tens of thousands of medical tourists each year,attracted by its cheap but professional hospitals and staff.