International Patients

We attend international patients in person at our facilities at Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona and we organize video-consultations to carry out Second Medical Opinion cases for patients who already have medical reports, for which the trip to Barcelona would be organized in the cases where this is necessary for further tests or specific treatments.

Our team speaks English, French, Portuguese and Italian and we have translators for other languages.

If you are interested in a first face-to-face appointment or a Second Medical Opinion, please write to

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Barcelona is a vibrant and culturally rich city with a wide range of attractions and activities to enjoy and mild climate all the year-round.

Popular things to do in Barcelona:

  • Visit La Sagrada Familia: This iconic basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí is a must-see. Its unique architecture, intricate details, and stunning interior make it one of Barcelona's top attractions.
  • Explore Park Güell: Another masterpiece by Gaudí, Park Güell is a colorful park filled with whimsical architectural elements, mosaics, and panoramic views of the city.
  • Stroll Down La Rambla: This famous street in the heart of Barcelona is known for its lively atmosphere, street performers, shops, restaurants, and markets.
  • Discover the Gothic Quarter: Wander through the historic Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) to explore narrow medieval streets, historic buildings, and charming squares.
  • Visit Casa Batlló and Casa Milà: Gaudí's architectural gems, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, are located in the city center and offer guided tours showcasing his unique designs.
  • Enjoy the Beaches: Barcelona has several beautiful beaches along its coastline. Barceloneta Beach is the most popular and easily accessible from the city center.
  • Taste Catalan Cuisine: Try traditional Catalan dishes like paella, tapas, and crema catalana at local restaurants and markets.
  • Explore the Museums: Barcelona has numerous museums, including the Picasso Museum, Joan Miró Foundation, and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), which house impressive art collections.
  • Visit Montjuïc: This hill offers great views of the city and is home to attractions like Montjuïc Castle, the Magic Fountain, and the Montjuïc Botanical Garden.
  • Experience Flamenco: Watch a live flamenco performance to immerse yourself in this passionate and traditional Spanish art form.
  • Shop at Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria: This famous food market is a sensory delight with stalls selling fresh produce, seafood, and ready-to-eat meals.
  • Explore Park de la Ciutadella: This park offers a peaceful escape from the city and features a lake, a zoo, museums, and beautiful gardens.

Flight connections

There are direct flight connections to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat International Airport from the Gulf region such as from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and from major cities in the Maghreb, such as Casablanca, Rabat, Tunisia, Algiers, Cairo and others.

Several airlines offer flights from various cities in Africa to Barcelona.

Emirates offers flights from cities like Nairobi, Casablanca, Cairo, and Johannesburg with layovers in Dubai before reaching Barcelona.

Qatar Airways provides flights from African cities such as Nairobi, Lagos, Casablanca, and Johannesburg, with layovers at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, en route to Barcelona.

Turkish Airlines offers connections to Barcelona from several African cities, including Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg, with layovers at Istanbul Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines operates direct flights from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Barcelona, making it a convenient option for travelers from various African destinations.

Kenya Airways offers connections to Barcelona from Nairobi, Kenya, with layovers in European cities like Amsterdam or Paris.

Lufthansa, connects African cities like Lagos and Addis Ababa to Barcelona via layovers at its hubs in Frankfurt or Munich, Germany.

Air France provides flights from African cities such as Abidjan, Dakar, and Lagos to Barcelona with layovers in Paris.

KLM, the Dutch airline, offers flights from cities like Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg to Barcelona via layovers in Amsterdam.

How to arrive to Teknon

25 minutes by taxi from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.

15 minutes by taxi from Barcelona-Sants central train station.


Less than 10 minutes walking distance from Teknon:

Ikonik Angli Barcelona 4*

Vilana Hotel 4*

Hotel Catalonia Mikado 3*

Visa and Entry Requirements for medical tourism in Spain

There are no special requirements for citizens of the Schengen zone. However, for non-Schengen citizens, Spain has may have specific visa and entry requirements, and these requirements can vary depending on your nationality, the nature of your medical treatment, and the duration of your stay. It's essential to check with the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country and verify the latest regulations because immigration policies can change over time.

A Medical Visa for Spain, also known as a Medical Treatment Visa, is a type of visa that allows individuals from other countries to enter Spain for the specific purpose of receiving medical treatment. Currently, there are two main categories of Medical Visas for Spain:

  • Category C (Short-Term Medical Visa): This visa is for individuals who plan to stay in Spain for less than 3 months while receiving medical treatment. It is typically suitable for minor medical procedures, consultations, or short-term treatments.
  • Category D (Long-Term Medical Visa): A Category D Medical Visa is designed for individuals who require longer-term medical treatment or rehabilitation in Spain and plan to stay in the country for more than 3 months. This type of visa is suitable for more extensive medical procedures, recovery periods, or ongoing treatments.

Here are some key points to consider when applying for a Medical Visa for Spain:

  • Documentation: To obtain a Medical Visa, you will generally need to provide extensive documentation related to your medical condition and treatment plan. This typically includes letters from medical professionals or healthcare institutions in Spain outlining the treatment, its necessity, and expected duration.
  • Proof of Financial Means: You may be required to demonstrate that you have the financial means to cover your medical expenses, living costs, and any potential emergencies during your stay in Spain. This can include bank statements, insurance coverage, or other financial evidence.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance that covers medical expenses and repatriation is usually a requirement for a Medical Visa.
  • Accommodation: You will need to provide evidence of accommodation arrangements during your stay in Spain.
  • Visa Application: You should apply for the appropriate Medical Visa category (C or D) at the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country. The specific requirements and application process may vary depending on your location.
  • Visa Processing Time: The processing time for Medical Visas can vary, so it's advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.
  • Validity and Extensions: The duration and validity of your Medical Visa will depend on your specific case and treatment plan. In some cases, extensions may be possible.

It's crucial to contact the Spanish consulate or embassy in your home country to get the most up-to-date and detailed information on the application process, requirements, and documentation needed for a Medical Visa for Spain.