The number of medical tourists visiting South Korea increased by 70.1% in 2022 compared to the previous year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has eased in most parts of the world. The United States accounted for the largest proportion of visitors, followed by China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over 25% sought care in integrated internal medicine, while 15.8% and 12.3% sought plastic surgery and dermatology, respectively. The majority of medical travelers visited Seoul, followed by Gyeonggi Province, Daegu, and Busan. South Korea is aiming to boost the number of medical tourists to around half a million by offering overseas medical training opportunities for medical staff to upgrade their skills. The South Korean government sees medical tourism as a future growth engine and will continue to foster growth in the industry.

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