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[Graphic News] Medical tourism recovers

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Apr 29, 2019 - 18:02
  • Updated : Apr 29, 2019 - 18:02







The number of foreigners visiting South Korea for medical reasons rose last year, said the Health Ministry.

According to the ministry, 378,967 foreigners visited the country for medical services in 2018, up 17.8 percent from 321,574 the previous year. It was the highest annual figure since 2009, when foreigners began to be allowed to receive medical treatment here.