Mexico: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 300,000
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Tourists 2019 45 million
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Population 2021 130.3 million
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The quality of Mexican healthcare has been driven up by universal healthcare in Mexico, but safety and quality of dental and medical care in small clinics in border towns is often questionable. Most business is cheap dental and weight loss surgery where quality varies.


Medical tourism numbers in

Quoted figures vary from 200,000 to 1.5 million.


Medical tourism numbers out

Thousands cross to the US for healthcare and to have babies born there.


Medical tourism promotion

Visit Mexico promotes medical tourism and cosmetic surgery.

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Medical tourism news and opinion

  • Mexico: 16 Health Tourism Seals awarded

    Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) has awarded Health Tourism Seals to 16 tourism service providers who have successfully implemented and complied with the government’s Quality Standard for Specialised Segments. The Health Tourism Seal […]

  • 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 […]