According to a new paragraph in the Migration Law, foreigners will not need a visa when entering the country for health care
As approved by the Chamber of Deputies with 372 votes, the period of stay can also be extended based on the official medical certificate.
Foreigners in need of medical attention will be able to stay in the country for as long as the received medical service requires, as well as the recovery period.
The decision came after the country experienced a considerable increase in medical tourism because of the high competence of professional doctors here, leading to a significant wave of foreign tourists generating millions of dollars income for Mexico.
As Guízar Valladares also underlines, medical tourism in Mexico translates into huge economic benefits, especially for the border areas of the country.
With the latest reform, intensively promoted by Maria Luisa Sanchez Meza of the PAN party, health in Mexico can provide huge revenue for the country, as with proper public policies, clients in search of medical or aesthetic interventions will increase the country’s economy.
Currently, the most successful Mexican medical center for foreign tourists are in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.