Cuba: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 20,000
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Tourists 2019 4.3 million
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Population 2021 11.3 million
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Although poor by many standards, for the last 50 years it has spent its money on healthcare and education. The standard of hospitals and clinics is very good. The country sends doctors to countries that need urgent emergency care. The best hospitals are in Havana.


Medical tourism numbers in

SMC Salud suggests annual numbers of 20,000.  Between 2007 and 2020, SSI has sent 2,500 people from Canada to Cuba for medical and dental tourism.


Medical tourism numbers out

A small number.


Medical tourism promotion

Cuba aims to boost health tourism and promote trade with foreign companies to continue modernising its health system. It expects health tourism to contribute millions of dollars to the island’s economy.

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