In vitro fertilization is a popular treatment for infertility. Millions of couples tried this artificial insemination procedure and could finally become parents. However, IVF treatment costs are quite high, especially if you are a citizen of a western European country.
For this reason, many couples decide to have their IVF abroad, where this procedure is much cheaper (we have analyzed this matter HERE). However, is IVF cost abroad the only factor behind increasing health tourism related to in vitro fertilization? We must strongly disagree. As we will see below, getting IVF treatment abroad has many advantages, including quality of IVF treatment, experience in IVF procedure and touristic value of our destinations for our in vitro fertilization.
IVF Treatment in Cyprus
Cyprus is one of the most popular destinations for IVF infertility treatment. Both Cyprus Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus receive thousands of patients every year, whose only wish is to have a baby through in vitro fertilization procedure. IVF treatment in Cyprus is relatively cheap in comparison to UK – in vitro fertilization cost in one of Nicosia’s or Farmagusta’s clinics may be as low as €3000, while in UK it may reach €7500. In the same time, the quality of IVF treatment in Cyprus is comparable with countries of Western Europe. This is due to significant demand from foreign patients, years of experience and the ambition of clinics to become top-end facilities with world-wide reputation. Finally, there’s the touristic aspect of IVF in Cyprus. During and after the treatment it is better to enjoy good weather and sandy beaches of Cyprus rather than staying at home.
IVF in Spain
Many people see Spain only as a purely touristic destination. Its splendid seaside resorts and hot weather aren’t the only advantages however. Spain has a booming health tourism environment. Patients from all European countries decide for cosmetic surgeries in Spain. Still, apart from cosmetic surgeries, other treatments are available as well, for reasonable prices. Having IVF in Spain is a popular decision among couples from UK, France or Netherlands. IVF treatment in Spain costs just around €2500, a two- or threefold decrease in comparison with its northern neighbors. Additionally, fertility clinics in Spain shouldn’t be associated with drop in quality. To the contrary – getting in vitro fertilization treatment in one of best IVF clinics in Spain, we can be sure that we will be taken care by top specialists in the field and our needs and questions will be addressed. Finally, we shouldn’t forget about Spain’s most famous treasure – its beaches, and rich culture expressed in architecture as well as its vibrant nightlife which will make undergoing an IVF procedure more pleasant.
IVF in Poland
It may come as a surprise but the next top destination for in vitro fertilization treatment is Poland. Though, if you are somewhat experienced in health tourism trends in Europe this should be obvious. Naturally, most of the patients arriving in clinics of Warsaw, Cracow or Poznan are Germans – both countries share borders and the price difference of medical services is quite spectacular. Getting IVF in Poland is a popular option. Couples decide for in vitro fertilization procedure for many reasons. Firstly, IVF in Poland costs only €1150 while with its western neighbors this number can be much higher. Secondly, the quality of IVF procedure in Poland is guaranteed by EU laws and a constant flow of demanding foreign patients. There is also a touristic aspect of having IVF in Poland. While it isn’t a southern resort full of sun and sandy beaches, it still has a lot to offer as a tourism destination – beaches and weather are balanced here by wonderful nature and the remainders of its 1000 years-old history. So there’s much to do and see during and after IVF in Poland.
IVF in Turkey
Finally, there is Turkey, the perfect holiday destination according to millions of Europeans and people from MENA region. However, is it a good place to have IVF treatment done? Absolutely yes. IVF treatment in Turkey is a choice made by thousands of couples every year. Clinics in Istanbul, Antalya, Bursa or Ankara are generally regarded as high-end facilities. Having in vitro fertilization treatment there is perfectly safe and as comfortable as possible. Doctors perform IVF procedure with regard to international standards and are ready to answer all questions and wishes of their patients. IVF treatment cost in Turkey is also affordable. IVF in Turkey may cost as little as €2800. Therefore, even with costs of plane tickets and accommodation it is cheaper than in many Western European countries. In the end, we shouldn’t also forget about non-medical perks of undergoing IVF in Turkey. Beaches of Antalya, wilderness of Eastern Turkey and Black Sea region and monuments from Ottoman and Greek times in Istanbul and Western part of the country are waiting for couples having IVF treatment in this country.