AMMONNEWS - The Cabinet's recent decision to adopt a specific mechanism to grant Yemeni and Sudanese nationals entry visas to the kingdom for the purpose of treatment, is a serious government step to encourage medical tourism in the Kingdom.
Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu'bi said in a press statement on Thursday, that medical tourism supports the national economy as well as plans and strategies to develop the economies of countries that seek practical solutions that meet their needs and aspirations of their citizens.
"At this stage, and in light of the difficult economic conditions, we are in urgent need of immediate and quick measures that would reflect on all economic sectors in the Kingdom," the minister added.
Jordan Al Zu'bi said has become an attractive destination for medical tourism as it has an advanced infrastructure, hospitals and medical centers as well as qualified human cadres.
Regarding Yemeni patients, he said airlines can submit lists of those willing to acquire entry visas to the Kingdom to the Interior Ministry, which will respond to these requests in 48 hours.
"As for Sudanese patients, those who are over 50 years, old and have at least $5,000 will be allowed entry to the Kingdom with a maximum of two companions," the minister said.