Medical Tourism

5:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Medical Tourists Can Speed Through U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

A tourism official stands in front of the new designated medical tourism lane at the Mexicali border crossing.
Jude Joffe-Block

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.

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