Medical Tourism: 2017 saw a rise in number of Foreign Tourists

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Delhi: The estimated Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the country on Medical purpose during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 are 2,33,918, 4,27,014 and 4,95,056 respectively.

Foreign Exchange Earning (FEE) through medical tourism in India is not available, separately. However, provisional estimates of FEEs through tourism as a whole during 2015, 2016 and 2017 were US $ 21.013 billion, US $ 22.923 billion and US $ 27.310 billion respectively.

The major source countries from where foreign tourists arrived in India on medical purpose are given below:

Major five source countries from where foreign tourists arrived in India for medical purpose: BANGLADESH, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, MALDIVES, OMAN

This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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