By Lee Kyoung Mi and Yoon Sojung
Overseas visitors to Korea can access a wide range of information on medical tourism in the country from the moment they arrive at Incheon International Airport.
The Medical Tourism Support Center, which was opened on Dec. 18, offers consultations from nurses and medical personnel fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian as well as information on how to get to hospitals in Korea. Staff also help visitors make reservations and provide tips on restaurants and accommodations near where they receive treatment.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the center is located in front of Gate No. 7 of the arrivals section of Terminal 1.
Formerly the Medical Tourism Information Center run by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the new facility was relocated as part of airport renovations and will be jointly operated by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute and the KTO.