How popular is medical tourism becoming? The Mexican border town of Mexicali is now starting an express lane for medical tourists looking to cross the border more quickly:
The Mexican border town of Mexicali is making a push for more tourists from the American Southwest to visit that city’s dentists, surgeons and doctors. Starting April 30, medical tourists from the U.S. with the right documents will be able to skip much of the wait on the Mexican side of the border by using a new designated medical tourism lane.
Mexicali’s tourism director, Omar Dipp, says the new lane is one part of the city’s plan to boost medical tourism by 50 percent.
“So you can drive to Mexicali, take care of your health, and you can only do 20 minutes to cross the border instead of two hours,” Dipp said.
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