Post Covid Era: Future of Economies and World Order
Developments in Health Tourism During the Pandemic Process: Problems and SolutionsMeral Fırat, Beyhan Hilal Yaslıdağ
The pandemic announced by the World Health Organization in March 2020 continues to cause severe damage to health all over the world. The Turkish health sector, which has been trying to make breakthroughs in health tourism for years and has gained a place in the world in some particular areas, has also been negatively affected by this process, which also causes regression in terms of health tourism. The shrinkage in health services, which has an important place, especially in hair transplantation, eye surgeries, and eye disease treatments, with the effect of travel restrictions between countries, negatively affects health tourism and related sectors as well as the health sector. In this process, it will be possible to reach the targets in health tourism with the positive effects of the incentives and support that can be given on a sectoral basis in the relevant sectors. This study includes evaluations of the pandemic, the pandemic results, health tourism, the problems experienced with the incentives, and solution suggestions. The first part of the study analyzed the current situation of health tourism in Turkey, and the second chapter in the pandemic researched incentives given in health tourism areas during the pandemic. In contrast, in the third chapter, primary goals and problems and solutions experienced in health tourism in Turkey were examined.