Global Medical Tourism Statistics for 2024

Global Medical Tourism Statistics for 2023

Here is a compiled list of Global Medical Tourism Statistics prepared by the Medical Tourism Watch team from various resources.

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  • As of January 2023, medical tourism annually mobilizes more than 21 million people worldwide, presenting an annual growth rate of approximately 20%, constituting a market that oscillates between 74 and 92 billion dollars. (source)
  • Medical Tourism Market Size is projected to increase to USD 273.72 billion between 2023-2027, meaning a CAGR of 12.8% during the Forecast Period. (Allied Market Research)
  • According to Business Wire, however, in 2022, the worldwide medical tourism market achieved a significant milestone, reaching a size of US$ 97.3 Billion. Predictions indicate that this market will experience impressive growth in the coming years, with an expected value of US$ 337.0 Billion by 2028. This projection reflects a remarkable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% during the period from 2022 to 2028.
  • Estimates from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) indicate that the global medical tourism industry is projected to experience significant growth over the next five years. It is anticipated that the industry will expand at a yearly rate ranging from 15 percent to 25 percent, ultimately reaching a remarkable growth rate of 20.9 percent by the year 2025.
  • According to Data Bridge,during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030, the health tourism marketĀ is anticipated that the market will reach USD 410.61 billion by 2030, exhibiting an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.4%.

Country Specific Statistics

South Korea

  • In 2022, South Korea played host to 248,000 medical tourists (Medical Tourism Magazine)
  • The country is aiming to host 700,000 medical tourists by 2027.

United Arab Emirates

  • On average, over 15,000 medical tourists travel to Abu Dhabi to take advantage of its medical institutions every year. (Investment Monitor)
  • Dubai welcomed 630,000 international health tourists in 2022, as stated in a report released by the Dubai Health Authority.


  • In 2022, Turkey experienced a significant surge in inbound medical tourism, as reported by the Turkish Statistical Institute. The number of visitors reached 642,444, indicating a remarkable 66% increase compared to the previous year.
  • In 2022, a total of 1,258,382 people visited Turkey receive healthcare services, and the revenue generated from this amounted to 2,119,059 thousand US dollars. (source: USHAS)
  • In the first quarter of 2023, 411,490 visited to receive healthcare services, and the revenue generated from this amounted to 453,714 thousand US dollars. (source: USHAS)
  • In 2021, 642,444 people received healthcare services through medical tourism, and the country generated a revenue of 1,048,549,000 US dollars.
  • 40 percent of the current total turnover in medical tourism in Turkey is in dental services, 42 percent in orthopedics, cardiology, cardiac surgery and neurosurgery, and 15 percent in plastic surgery, according to Yeditepe Health Care.


  • Jordan is the largest medical travel destination in the Middle East, visited by 265,000 medical tourists in 2022. Related revenues exceed $US 1 billion.


  • Israel is an emerging medical tourism destination, visited by 15,000 foreign patients in 2020.


  • In 2021, about 300,000 medical travelers visited Malaysia, and in 2022 this number had increased to more than 350,000 international patients.


  • In 2020, Singapore received 410,000 medical tourists. In 2021, 646,000 people visited Singapore for medical treatment or related reasons. This is 13% increase from the previous year, and an increase on about 250,000 patients per year since 2000. As many of these were family members or friends accompanying the patients, the actual number of sole medical tourists receiving treatment was 370,000, with combined revenue of $1.5 billion.

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