South Korea: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 400,000
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Tourists 2019 17.50 million
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Population 2021 51.3 million
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The Republic of Korea is known as South Korea to show it is separate from The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, known better as North Korea.


Medical tourism numbers in

The number of foreign patients was on a sharp increase for years, with the government actively promoting medical tourism.


Medical tourism numbers out

Many thousands, but no data known.


Medical tourism promotion

Korea is very active and there is website Visit Medical Korea. There are several medical tourism packages on offer. The site offers information on the top 50 hospitals for cosmetic surgery, medical screening and other services in English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.

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