Philippines: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 10,000
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Tourists 2019 8.3 million
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Population 2021 111.0 million
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Healthcare is improving in the country and there are modern hospitals, but the general standard is patchy. There is a large discrepancy in healthcare provision with people in rural areas lacking access to the most basic medical treatments.


Medical tourism numbers in

The Philippines claims between 80,000 to 250,000 medical and health tourists annually, but nobody has any real figures.


Medical tourism numbers out

A few thousand affluent Filipinos travel for their medical, healthcare and wellness concerns.


Medical tourism promotion

The Department of Tourism (DOT) wants to create a Philippine wellness brand to expand the country’s tourism offerings. The idea is first to identify the distinct characteristic of the Philippine brand of wellness and then promote it.

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