The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. The supporting organization is Försäkringskassan (Swedish General Insurance Fund). Medical treatment is provided by private general practitioners and dentists who are affiliated with social security, dental treatment is also provided by the National Dental Service. Treatment in hospitals is generally free of charge. Participation in the costs of prescription drugs, medical and dental treatment. With every visit to the doctor, a personal contribution is due immediately, which depends on the effort involved. The minimum is 200 SEK (approx. €25). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. In summer it is advisable to pack mosquito repellent; the Swedish ones are said to be the best. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. In summer it is advisable to pack mosquito repellent; the Swedish ones are said to be the best. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. In summer it is advisable to pack mosquito repellent; the Swedish ones are said to be the best. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.
Food and drink
There are generally no precautions, but blueberries, mushrooms and lingonberries that you have collected yourself should not be eaten untreated or unwashed, as they could be contaminated with the fox tapeworm.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. The province of Stockholm west to the Mälaren and south to the Revskärs nature reserve and the offshore islands to the east are particularly affected. There is also a low risk around the Mälaren up to and including the provinces of Uppsala and Kalmar and on the offshore islands in the Baltic Sea. Vaccination against this disease is recommended. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the locals, as well as for children and young people in general.
In Sweden and all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Sweden accepts the Swiss COVID certificate.
1 Swedish krona = 100 öre. Currency code: Skr, SEK (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 Skr; Coins in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 Skr. Sweden is currently not making any efforts to introduce the euro. Attention: Cash payment is no longer possible everywhere, especially in the major Swedish cities. Many cafes, restaurants, shops, museums and public toilets no longer accept cash payments. Most banks in Sweden no longer handle cash. The mobile payment system Swish is very popular in Sweden, but it requires a Swedish account.
Common credit cards such as Mastercard, Diners Club and Visa are accepted everywhere (including from ticket machines and in taxis), even for small amounts. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer accepted in Sweden.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 09.30 a.m. – 03.00 p.m. Many banks are also open until 5 or 6 p.m. on a weekday.
Foreign exchange regulations
For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).
Money can be withdrawn from ATMs nationwide. However, cash is increasingly taking a back seat in Sweden. The most common way to pay is by credit card or bank card. Most Swedish banks no longer handle cash.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 9.76 kr
1 CHF = 11.62 kr
1 USD = 9.38 kr