Ayush Visa category introduced by Central Government for foreign nationals seeking medical assistance in India

“The creation of a new category of Ayush (AY) visa for foreign nationals seeking treatment under Ayush systems/Indian systems of medicine is a significant step,” stated Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ayush. It will increase India’s Medical Value Travel.

New Delhi: In an attempt to boost India’s reputation as a destination for alternative medicine, the Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the launch of the Ayush (AY) visa. The purpose of the visa is to make it easier for foreign nationals to travel to receive treatment under traditional or Ayush medical systems, including therapeutic care, wellness, and yoga.

Following Chapter 11-Medical Visa of the Visa Manual, which addresses treatment under Indian medical systems, a new chapter, Chapter 11A-Ayush Visa, has been incorporated. As a result, necessary amendments have been made in various chapters of the Visa Manual, 2019,” the Ministry of Ayush stated.

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“The creation of a new category of Ayush (AY) visa for foreign nationals seeking treatment under Ayush systems/Indian systems of medicine is a significant step,” stated Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ayush. It will increase India’s Medical Value Travel.

“This project will bolster our efforts to realize the goal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants to establish Indian traditional medicine as a worldwide phenomenon. He continued, “I also wish to thank Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his efforts in establishing a unique Ayush Visa category.

An announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit (GAIIS) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in April 2022 on the development of a new category of Ayush Visas to facilitate foreign nationals traveling to India for herbal therapy.

the beginning of India’s vision for the government’s Heal in India campaign includes the Ayush Visa category, with the goal of promoting India as a medically value-driven tourist destination. India’s potential as a global hub for medical tourism is being boosted through the joint development of a one-stop shop called Heal in India by the Ministries of Ayush and Health & Family Welfare.

In India, medical tourism has grown significantly in the last several years. The Global Wellness Economy is expected to increase at a rate of 9.9% each year, according to the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) research, “The Global Wellness Economy: Looking beyond COVID.” The healthcare and wellness sector in Ayush is predicted to reach $70 billion in revenue by 2025.

The Ayush ministry has been actively promoting the Ayush treatment system domestically and internationally through a variety of initiatives. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently inked to collaborate on the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional medical systems with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a division of the ministry of tourism.