Hair transplant operations are not a new thing in health tourism. People around the world are used to traveling for various medical procedures. However, since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic in early 2020, the number of patients who travel for health tourism is at its lowest.
Of course, this has also affected the hair transplant industry. As we step into 2023 necessary precautions are being taken to make international traveling safe again. Thanks to science, many people can now have the medical procedures they’ve been postponing for almost two years.
Is It Safe To Travel During The Pandemic?
Every country has a different policy regarding international travel during the pandemic. For Turkey, whether the reason is touristic or medical, all passengers need to present a negative PCR test result 72 hours within the boarding time of their flight.
Passengers who are vaccinated may be excluded from this, as they can present their vaccination cards. We always keep our patients up to date for Covid-19 related measurements and restrictions.
Regarding the questions about the travel itself, air travel has been proven safe as all passengers are required to wear masks for the whole duration of the flight, and the air in the cabin is renewed by HEPA filters every three minutes. These measures highly decrease exposure to many viruses, including Covid-19.
Our VIP service mentality helps to make your experience quite safe in preventing contact with crowds and diseases. The vehicles we use for picking up and dropping off our patients are disinfected after each use and wearing a facemask is mandatory for the driver throughout the journey.
The hotels we choose for our patients to stay in are carefully supervised beforehand. We only work with those that strictly follow all Covid-19 guidelines: The hotel staff is trained, in addition to cleanliness and disinfection of the surfaces.
What Are Some Measures The Clinics Take For Covid-19?
When we choose which clinics we partner with, hygiene and clinic environment are essential criteria that we highly value. These clinics work with utmost care for both employee and environmental hygiene.
Areas are regularly disinfected, face masks are mandatory and the tools are always sterilized. The clinic staff will make sure you feel as comfortable as possible during these hard times.
We are fully aware that both hair transplant and travelling to another country during the pandemic can be stressful. As New Look Guide we are here to answer your questions and guide you through the whole process.