Switzerland anticipates boost in medical tourism from the UAE

Nescens Clinique de Genolier


Nescens Clinique de Genolier, a leading healthcare group in Switzerland, is anticipating a surge in medical tourism traffic from the UAE, due to the recent agreement between the two countries for mutual exemption of short-term visas.

General manager, Nescens Clinique de Genolier, Andres Oppenheim has reported a growing flow of patients from the UAE opting for Swiss medical checks and treatments.

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The luxury clinic offers preventative medicine and anti-aging programmes, and is part of the renowned Swiss Medical Network, which combines more than 1,250 doctors and specialists all over Switzerland.

Following his attendance at the Family Office Forum in Dubai, Oppenheim said: “The new agreement makes it more convenient for UAE citizens to visit Switzerland, and we believe many more will travel here for medical checks and treatments.

“People in the UAE and other part of the Middle East who need an immediate medical solution will always find it because they’re strongly connected to top hospitals and clinics worldwide. In fact, they have very good hospitals at home, so they don’t even need to get on a plane. At the same time, they know they will always be very well received in Switzerland. Swiss excellence in specialist healthcare and hospitality is well known to Arab audiences,” he added.

Oppenheim continued: “This was made very clear to me when I was in Dubai. The Swiss Medical Network, and the Nescens Clinique de Genolier in particular, are already very well established in this market and we expect a growing number of discerning Middle Eastern travellers who demand the very best in medical treatment and hospitality.”

As a result of the new pact between the UAE and Switzerland, citizens of the two countries won’t have to apply for visas for short-term visits.

Offering discreet, bespoke services for short, medium and long-term stays, the clinic provides preventative and regenerative medicine, genetic screenings, nutrition advice, physical and osteo-articular care, as well as aesthetic medicine and anti-aging programmes. Patients can book their stays in residences offering a full range of five-star hotel services.