The kingdom of Sweden is situated in north west Europe and occupies about 60% of the Scandinavian Peninsula, covering 450,000 sq kms. 15% of the country lies above the Arctic Circle. 10% of the land is lakes and almost 60% is forested. Most of the population lives in the area between Stockholm and Malmahus in the south.

The climate is generally continental with cold winters and mild summers, although colder in winter and drier than Norway. Continuous daylight in the summer in the north is balanced by a freeze which can last up to 250 days. In the south, temperatures vary between minus 3°C in January and 17°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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