Wellness is now one of the top priorities for travelers in their trips. That’s why many businesses and destinations are trying to boost this type of travel, including Egypt.
Egypt utilizes its rich natural resources to develop medical tourism. The climate, mineral springs, sulfur waters, and hot sands are very suitable for curing. Therefore, many tourists come here to get treatment and improve their health.
The resorts around the Red Sea have completed their preparations for the healing tourist season (April to June), and so has Safaga, the seaside town. According to Dr. El-Nazer, a dermatologist, Safaga is one of the most well-known medical centers for curing psoriasis. The salinity of the seawater in Safaga is 30% higher than that of the Mediterranean, helping to treat many intractable skin diseases. Also, the coral reefs in the water in Safaga are suitable for curing skin diseases because they contain many unique minerals.
The seawater here has moderate temperatures and warm water from April to June. Besides, the natural black sand in Safaga is also an attractive curing destination for European tourists. In addition, the hotels also have zones for tourists who need sand baths for treatment and arrange medical staff and assistive devices for these visitors. Many tourists are satisfied with the effects of medical tourism in Egypt.
According to Ahmed Amer, a tourism expert, Egypt also has many other medical tourism destinations such as Bahariya Oasis, Kharga Oasis, and Siwa Oasis, surrounded by mountains, sulfuric waters, and mineral springs that help to heal rheumatism, skin diseases, and gastritis.
Currently, Egypt has 16 continental and coastal locations where there are natural treatments for a variety of ailments, such as Helwan, Ain Assera, Ain Sokhna, Hurghada, Fayoum, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Sinai, Safaga on the Red Sea, and more. However, just a few among over 1,300 sulfur springs in Egypt were fully exploited.