Puerto Rico: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 Under 1,000
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Tourists 2019 1.6 million
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Population 2021 2.83 million
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Puerto Rico is part of the United States, so no passport is required for travel for US citizens to it or for locals to go to US states.


Medical tourism numbers in

In 2015 the government claimed that 15,000 medical tourists go to Puerto Rico every year, spending an average of $10,000. Family members or friends who make the trip with the patients represent a further economic injection of almost $1,000 each in spending on lodging, meals and transportation.


Medical tourism numbers out

A few thousand.


Medical tourism promotion

The Economic Development and Commerce department of Puerto Rico promotes it as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, the main target for medical care including dental treatment, liposuction and weight-loss surgery at prices far lower than in the USA.

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