Georgia: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 25,000
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Tourists 2019 9 million
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Population 2021 4.0 million
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Although state healthcare is average, over 90% of Georgia’s healthcare consists of private hospitals and clinics. There are 273 hospitals with 16,000 beds. Hospitals face problems in the raising of funds to invest in quality improvement or for the innovative development of medical services. One solution for these problems is to develop medical tourism in Georgia.


Medical tourism numbers in

The Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat) figures for 2018 totalled 196,000 for health and medical care, and estimates for 25,000 medical tourists


Medical tourism numbers out

A few hundred.


Medical tourism promotion

Georgia National Tourism plans to promote medical tourism.

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Medical tourism news and opinion

  • Medical travel: why we should stop focusing on increased numbers

    Medical travel analyst Ian Youngman argues that medical tourism destinations need to stop concentrating on increased numbers. Mainstream tourism countries, including regions and cities in France, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain, are limiting the […]

  • South Korea: malpractice review poses risks for medical travel sector

    Health minister Cho Kyoo-hong is set to review measures to relieve the burden of medical professionals in South Korea, including possibly enacting a special law aimed at reducing the severity of punishment doctors face for medical negligence or […]

  • What exactly is Health Tourism?

    Can you, and should you, promote your offering as a ‘wellness’ service? From a marketing point of view, the critical issue is the expectations of the consumer and the provider’s ability to meet or exceed those expectations.  And there are […]