Guatemala: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 Under 5,000
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Tourists 2019 2.6 million
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Population 2021 18.3 million
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Healthcare is available in Guatemala City but medical care outside Guatemala City is limited. Private medical care is available but can be expensive. There is a vast range of private hospitals and clinics. There is a network of public institutions and private non-profit and for-profit institutions. The non-profit private sector includes non-governmental organisations and traditional Mayan medicine.


Medical tourism numbers in

Figures from the Tourism Commission of Health and Welfare at the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT) indicate that the number of people who visited Guatemala in 2015 for various medical and dental treatments grew by 18% compared to 2014.


Medical tourism numbers out

A few hundred.


Medical tourism promotion

The Ministry of Tourism is involved in promotion, but the Ministry of Health has stayed remote from the subject.

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