Less outbound medical travel from Cyprus under new scheme


The Cyprus National Health Insurance System is responsible for arranging public and private healthcare and now, rather than send people overseas, it wants to attract medical tourists. GeSY (General Healthcare System, GHS) is the universal health insurance system of Cyprus and is run by the Health Insurance Organisation.

GHS contracts with local public and private healthcare companies and individuals, and only sends people to those registered with it.

Apart from what is allowed under EU Cross-Border rules for overseas treatment, GHS has no contracts with overseas countries or healthcare providers and ones arranged by the Ministry of Health with the UK and Italy are effectively defunct.



Do you have some news or a press release that you’d like to share with the medical travel industry?

Publish for FREE on IMTJ.


Related News

Safety driven restart of European flights

05 June, 2020

New guidelines for air travel in Europe

Oman health insurance

04 June, 2020

Another delay to Oman’s Dhamani plan

Croatia inbound medical travel plans

27 May, 2020

Plan for renewing dental travel to Croatia

What are contact tracing apps?

27 May, 2020

EC guide to contact tracing

Turkey’s “healthy” tourism

27 May, 2020

Turkey launches healthy accreditation