Medical Tourism in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic a member of the EU and is a land locked country in central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the north, Germany to the west, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague. Prague has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth-most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra modern. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Prague is classified as a Beta+ global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network studies, comparable to Berlin, Rome or Houston. It’s rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009.

Medical tourism in Czech Republic is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown in popularity along side fertility treatments in the last 10 years. This is in part due to the availability of caucasian donor eggs at accredited facilities that are aligned with the ASRM (The American Society of the Reproductive Medicine) and the European Tissue Directive. IVF with donor eggs is substantially more affordable in the Czech Republic than in North America. Prices for IVF with a donor egg in the US are any where from $35,000 to $50,000 depending on each persons unique circumstance and medicinal needs, IVF with the purchase of a donor egg is not available in Canada. In the Czech Republic the average price is around $5,400 making it an available option for many with the inclusion of a nice vacation. Clients wishing to travel to the Czech republic for fertility treatments can also enjoy a ski vacation or combine a tour of neighboring countries.

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