What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Sweden?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Sweden.


Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Sweden:

  • Hepatitis- B


Other health risks: Tick borne encephalitis


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Sweden?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Sweden are good.
  • Many hospitals or doctors may ask for immediate cash so carry adequate cash.
  • Sweden has state run hospitals so instead of visiting private hospital they may visit local medical centre i.e. Akutmottagning or Vardcentral.
  • Pharmacies are open from working hours only. No 24x7 service is there.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Sweden and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Sweden.


Health tips while travelling to Sweden:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Sweden. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Sweden.

Also Read: Customs followed in Sweden

Last update on January 26, 12:33 pm by Nidhi S.