Turkey travel warning issued by UK government following 22 ‘medical tourism’ deaths

The UK government has issued a Turkey travel warning regarding medical tourism.

“We are aware of 22 British nationals who have died in Turkey since January 2019 following medical tourism visits,” reads its travel advice page for the country.

Tourists are advised to stick to medical providers who are approved by Turkey’s Ministry of Health.

What is medical tourism?

The term ‘medical tourism’, sometimes called ‘health tourism’, refers to tourists heading abroad for medical treatment. Cosmetic surgery, dental procedures and cardiac surgery are among the most common procedures.

Low costs and availability of treatments that are approved in their home country are two possible lures for medical tourists.

Some of the key risks include complications

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