Vietnam: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 350,000
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Tourists 2019 18 million
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Population 2021 98.2 million
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Vietnam is generally providing good quality healthcare. There is a growing private healthcare sector.


Medical tourism numbers in

In 2019 350,000 foreign patients visited hospitals in the country for medical checks and treatment. HCM City accounted for 40% of foreign patients.


Medical tourism numbers out

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in 2021 40,000 Vietnamese travel outside the country for medical treatment each year to avoid queues, bed shortages and overworked doctors at home.


Medical tourism promotion

For when tourists are allowed back normally, Vietnam is developing a project to attract overseas Vietnamese and foreigners to use high-quality medical services in Vietnam in the 2021-2030 period, initially in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Hue, Da Nang and Khanh Hoa.

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