GOI introduced the Ayush visa for medical tourism

Ayush visa  As part of a significant event of medical tourism, the Ministry of Home Affairs introduced Ayush ( AY) visa for seeking foreign nationals for treatment for the medical system of therapeutic care, wellness and Yoga. With this, a new chapter i.e. chapter 11A – Ayush Visa has been incorporated after Chapter 11 – Medical Visa of the Visa Manual, which deals with treatment under the Indian systems of medicine and accordingly necessary amendments have been made in various chapters of the Visa Manual, 2019.

GOI introduced the Ayush visa

In the inauguration of the three-day Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 at  Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, PM announced a special category for Ayush visa for medical tourists in the medical system of therapeutic care, wellness and Yoga. At the event, Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, said, “The creation of a new category of Ayush (AY) visa for foreign nationals seeking treatment under Ayush systems/Indian systems of medicine is a significant step. It will boost the Medical Value of Travel in India. This initiative will strengthen our endeavour to accomplish our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for making Indian traditional medicine a global phenomenon. I also want to compliment Shri Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, GoI for his efforts in creating a special Ayush Visa category”

Ayush visa- in details

What is the full form of an AYUSH visa?

The full form of an AYUSH visa is Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy visa

Which visa is for medical purposes?

A medical visa (often abbreviated as MED Visa) is a type of visa that is granted to individuals who intend to travel to India for the sole purpose of seeking medical treatment in established, recognized, or specialized hospitals or treatment centres. This type of visa is specifically designed to facilitate medical tourism, allowing people from other countries to access quality medical care in India.