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Last updated : Nov 2009
Sweden Health
Sweden Health -
  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio No Not applicable
Malaria No Not applicable
Health care

The health care standards in Sweden are good. Hospital services are present at county and regional levels, the latter have a greater range of specialist fields.

There are full mutual health agreements with other EU countries including the United Kingdom (UK). U.K nationals are advised take an E111 form (which are available from post offices) with them to Sweden in order to take advantage of the agreement. U.K Travellers are then entitled to the same medical services as Swedish citizens. This includes free hospital in patient treatment (which include medicines), and children are also allowed free dental treatment.

Out patient treatment at general surgeries, hospitals, all treatment at clinics, most prescribed medicines and ambulance travel must be paid for. To obtain treatment, visit the nearest hospital clinic (Vårdcentral or Akutmottagning) and take your E111 form and passport with you. Traveling expenses to and from hospital may be somewhat refunded.

If you are taking prescribed medicines, make sure you have an sufficient supply before leaving for Sweden. Clinics or dental surgeries are indicated by Folktandvården or Tandläkare signs, and out of hours emergency service is available in major cities. Health insurance is suggested to cover emergency evacuation.

Other risks

Lyme disease
is fairly common in the south of Sweden, especially during the summer months. Diphyllobothriasis occurs infrequently along the Baltic coast.
Useful travel links
CDC Official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA The Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
No jet lag All about jet lag. What is it and who gets it
SOS International SOS
WHO The official site of the World Health Organization