Sweden Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Sweden Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Sweden, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

This Scandinavian country is a slice of Eden, delighting nature lovers with its beautiful lakes, green forests and idyllic landscapes. With a mild climate in summer, this season is perfect for discovering natural parks. If you are an art enthusiast, a trip to Malmo Museum is in order. You may also like to see the 13th century Drottningholm Royal Residence. Complete your vacation with a relaxing trip to the surrounding islands. The island of Gotland is particularly peaceful, where you can visit the medieval town of Visby. Between island hopping, ensure to sample local Swedish culinary specialties. Treat your taste buds to local seafood such as lobster, oysters and mussels.

While traveling to Sweden, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful city in Sweden

Recommended travel vaccinations for Sweden

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Sweden

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Sweden


Medical Care in Sweden

Sweden offers good medical care, with a system which is in line with Western standards. If you require a doctor, you can use a private clinic or a local medical center. Recommended hospitals include Danderyds Hospital, St. Erik’s Eye Hospital and St. Görans Hospital which offer many different treatments.

Whilst you should always carry your medical prescriptions with you, pharmacies are well supplied and open 24/7 in Sweden. In addition, pharmacists are well trained and can provide you with great advice.

In order to seek emergency help in Sweden, call 112.

Is Sweden Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present; High risks in urban areas during summer
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Health Measles warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Sweden?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only and a passport is required to enter Sweden for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Sweden is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Sweden information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Sweden (STOCKHOLM)
Street Address:
23 Klarabergsgatan,
Stockholm, Sweden

Tel.: 46 (0) 8 453-3000
Fax: 46 (0) 8 453-3016

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Sweden (GOTHENBURG)
Street Address:
Mässans gata 10,
Gothenburg, Sweden

Tel.: +46 (0) 720 494 474

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website