Rise of Iran as a medical tourism destination – Bloomberg ranks Iran’s healthcare among the top 30 in the world:
Traditionally, Iranians preferred traveling to neighboring countries seeking medical care. Turkey was the much-favored destination. The trend has reversed since few years. Geographical proximity, cultural resemblance and the availability of low-cost high-quality treatments in this country have posed attractive propositions to foreign medical travelers, especially from Islamic nations.
The number of medical travelers in Iran seeking advanced treatments shot up by 40% in the last five years. With a robust talent pool, Iran has been a pioneer in developed medical science ranking among the top five countries globally in biotechnology.