Belgium: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 35,000
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Tourists 2019 18 million
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Population 2021 11.63 million
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Belgium is a leading nation in Europe for high quality, affordable health care and efficient specialist procedures. There is wide range of specialist and general hospitals and clinics. Some doctors, dentists, and specialists provide both state-funded and private treatment.


Medical tourism numbers in

For several years the Federation of Belgian Enterprises has claimed an estimated 35,000 foreign patients to Belgium every year. Higher local figures include expatriates and tourists.


Medical tourism numbers out

According to a 2018 EU report, the number of medical tourists (ONLY those under the EU Cross-Border Healthcare rules) for 2016 was 30.


Medical tourism promotion

The government shows no interest in promoting medical tourism.

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