Medical tourism looking sickly as patients watch their spending

The cost-of-living crisis has left the medical tourism industry struggling to recover

Feb 28, 2023

For years, travelling abroad to clinics in countries like Hungary and Turkey has been an option for British and North American patients who face long waits, high costs or both for dental and medical procedures at home.

Operators had hoped for a rapid bounce back after curbs on travel were lifted. But inflation fuelled by soaring energy and food prices since the Ukraine war started a year ago has left people with little money to spare, especially for cosmetic procedures.

Get the full story at Reuters

Related must-reads