Hungary, owing to its booming medical tourism, has become Europe’s flagship country. The country’s popularity among visitors seeking medical treatments is increasing every year due to low prices and high quality care.

Hungary’s dental and surgical industry boasts of an extensive clientage from the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Scandinavia and other Western European countries. As per facts, Hungary attracts approximately 40 percent of dental medical tourism from within the EU only and attracts 21 percent of travellers seeking dental treatments from across the globe.

Advanced medical procedures are carried out in Budapest clinics with modern up-to-date facilities. The city of Budapest is a relaxing place to recover from surgery with the many rejuvenating thermal spas. You can effortlessly combine your treatment with a relaxing break.

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Medical Tourism In Hungary

Over the years, an increasing number of surgeons have emerged giving greater access to top class and affordable cosmetic and plastic surgery, general surgery, dental surgery and other treatments in Hungary. The qualifications of dentists and surgeons in Hungary are internationally acknowledged.

In order to practise in Hungary, a dentist must be registered with the Hungarian Medical Chamber. Hungarian dentists need to undertake avery stringent and comprehensive training program that has longer duration than that is practised in the UK.

The doctors qualifying these EU recognized trainings are allowed to work in any of the EU countries. The best dentists in Hungary,being trained and qualified in all aspects of dentistry, have an edge over dentists in other countries who specialize in only one area of dentistry.

  • Cosmetic surgeons in Hungary must be qualified and experienced enough as general surgeons before they can specialise in cosmetic surgery and the requirements are extremely strict. Students, who pass their cosmetic surgery exam, become members of the Hungarian Association of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons.
  • To be allowed to practise their trade, doctors and medical professionals need to be registered with the Orvosi Kamara of the Hungarian Chamber of Medicine.Private hospitals in Hungary, in addition to clinics, are equipped with state of the art modern technology and facilities. This is because of the stringent requirements set by their German and Austrian clients who have been traveling to Hungary for their dental and surgery needs for over fifteen years.
  • Several medical clinics organise the entire trip for medical tourists, covering the expenses for flights, accommodation,transfers and treatment. By availing such medical tourism packages in Hungary, travellers see their medical trips turn into holiday trips as they get a chance to recover from a surgery in one of the many rejuvenating thermal spas.

Why Choose Hungary For Medical Tourism

Affordable Prices

Outstanding dental and cosmetic surgeries are available at an extremely affordable prices.


High-end facilities

Ultra-modern medical, healthcare and diagnostic facilities at par with international standards are available.



Doctors and hospital and hotel staff can speak English and German languages as well other than Hungarian.


Relaxation and Healing Options

Highest number of thermal springs (118) at Budapest, which supply 30,000 cubic meter mineral-rich water daily to Budapest's spas, baths, wellness hotels and public pools.


FROM Leading Hospitals

  • Rose Private hospital


  • Oxygen Medical


  • Mdental


Visa Process

Procedures to obtain a Hungarian visa vary for different countries. Nationals of third countries must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders. Citizens of the European Union do not require an entry visa for a stay in Hungary of up to 90 days, as long as the passports carried by the passengers are valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry.

Visitors can apply and enter Hungary with a medical visa under the category of residence permit if they are intending to stay over 90 days.

To obtain a residence permit for medical treatment, the name and address of the health institution is needed, apart from the following documents:

  • Certificate of the nature and the expected duration of the medical treatment
  • Evidence of the financial coverage for the medical treatment and the stay in Hungary
  • Evidence of the accommodation arrangements in Hungary in case the applicant has not opted to stay in the medical institution.

Contacting an embassy, consulate or similar expert in visa requirements prior to traveling is advisable.

Is Hungary Safe For Tourists

Hungary has the extensive facilities to cater to tourists and medical tourists alike. Its cities are buzzy and exciting and getting around is easy and inexpensive with excellent public transport systems.

Although Hungary is generally a safe place to visit, there are some common tourist traps you should be aware of. Exert caution at crowded places like train stations, buses, trams and metros. Passports, cash and credit cards are favourite targets of thieves.

Exchange your currency only at official exchange bureaus, travel agencies, or ATM machinesand don't change with street hawkers. The best exchange rates are found by using an ATM card. Travel by taxi only if it's the simplest and quickest way to get to your destination within Budapest. Otherwise use the extensive and cheaper.

Carry only as much cash as you need for the day. Do not walk alone at night and keep your belongings secure at all times.

Travel Tips

Hungary is an easy country to travel around. Since the country’s inclusion into the European Union in 2004, travel and communications have grown even easier.

If you fly to Hungary you will land at Ferihegy, Budapest’s international airport, which is located 28km from the city centre and has three terminals. International flights are available from all the usual European airports and transcontinental travel has increased exponentially in the last two decades.

In addition, Hungary is also accessible by land, sea and train from the neighboring European countries. Northwestern Hungarian towns such as, Heviz, Sopron and Gyor are flooded with numerous dental clinics, all offering contrasting expertise and customer service.

Hence, an extensive research should be done before finalizing a facilitator to plan your trip in order to attain the highest comfort level with the clinic and doctor beforehand.

  • Procure a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by using the EHIC online application form.
  • Purchase a comprehensive travel insurance, which covers all your intended activities.
  • Carry your passport at all times. A photocopy or cell copy of passport is not acceptable.
  • Always keep number of your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management handy. You can contact the emergency services in Hungary by dialing 112.
  • If already on some prescription medications, you should carry enough of your own as some of them may not be legal or available in Hungary.