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Sweden is a highly developed, stable democracy with a modern economy.  Read the Department of State Background Notes on Sweden for additional information. 



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Country Name: Sweden
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Stockholm
Boundary Countries:

Finland 614 km, Norway 1,619 km

Recommended Hospitals in Capital:

Halsinglands Hospital, Linkoping University Hospital, Sodertalje Hospital, Danderyds Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital – Huddinge, Karolinska University Hospital – Solna, Queen Sophia Hospital, South Hospital, St. Gorans Hospital, Stockholm Care AB, Uppsala University Hospital.

Main Cities:

Stockholm, Karlstad, Kristianstad, Uppsala

Country Size: 449,964 sq km
Population: 9,016,596



Swedish, Small Sami and Finnish speaking minorities.

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Predominant Religions:

Lutheran 87%, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist

National Holidays: National Day, 6 June
Economic Status:

 Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits.


Swedish Armed Forces (Forsvarsmakten): Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet

US Presence:
U.S. Embassy in Stockholm
Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31,
SE-115 89 Stockholm
Phone: 08-783 53 00
Document Requirements:

Sweden is a party to the Schengen agreement.  As such, U.S. citizens may enter Sweden for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.  For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen Fact Sheet.  Contact the Swedish Embassy  at 901 30th Street NW, Washington, DC  20007, tel: (202) 467-2600 (mailing address 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC), or the Swedish Consulate General in New York at (212) 583-2550 for the most current visa information.  Sweden 's Migration Board (Migrationsverket) also provides visa information.

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website.  For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information sheet.

Major Airports:

Airports:  255, Airports w/paved runways:  155

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

Sweden remains largely free of terrorist incidents. Sweden has a relatively low crime rate with rare, but increasing, instances of violent crime.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  2.76 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL 80.51 years   (male 78.29/female 82.87)





Immunization Indicators:

Required: None

Recommended: Hep A & B, tetanus-diptheria boosterHIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS: 3,600

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Tickborne encephalitis, a viral infection of the central nervous system, occurs in Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark (only on the island of Bornholm). Legionnaries disease, caused by the Legionella bacterium, is sporadic; some outbreaks have involved tourists at resort hotels.


Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical care comparable to that found in the United States is widely available. Patients should be prepared to present their passports.

Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 31
Referrals: 59
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Please refer to “Infectious Disease Concerns” section.

Communications Info:

Country Code: +46    
Internet Code:  .se


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