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Bangladeshi patients spent THB6.7bn in Thailand in 2019

With the economy growing substantially over the last 20 years, Bangladesh has become a major contributor to the Thai medical tourism sector.

The data can be seen in a visualized statistic published by the Visual Capitalist with data from the IMF.

About 4,300 Bangladeshi citizens contributed some 6.7 billion Thai baht to the economy of Thailand in 2019, according to sources of Ministries of Tourism and Sports, said a Thai diplomat in Dhaka recently.       

According to sources, 85% of total outbound Bangladeshi patients get treatment in India, some 10% in Thailand and the rest in Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, USA and China.

According to Thai immigration, a total of 139,622 Bangladeshi tourists visited Thailand in the last few years, including 21,817 in 2020, 1,955 in 2021 and 6,319 during January-June period of 2022.

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