Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The severe earthquake in northwestern Syria and southeastern Turkey has caused widespread devastation, with buildings destroyed and many people killed or injured. For Swedes in the area who need consular support or are trying to get in contact with relatives, contact details for the embassies can be found here.

About Swedish healthcare for visitors

If you are on a visit in Sweden and become ill, call 1177 for information from a registered nurse about illnesses and where to find your nearest healthcare centre. In case of emergency, call 112 for an ambulance.

Official information on the Covid-19 pandemic

Vaccination and current recommendations. How to stay safe and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Winter weather and the traffic situation

Winter weather can cause icy road conditions and transport disruptions. Make sure to follow the weather forecasts and warnings from SMHI before travelling. Traffic reports are available in Swedish from Trafikverket and Swedish Radio channel P4.

Home preparedness

In the event of a crisis, help will first go to those who need it most. You should plan to be able to manage without the help of society for a week or longer.

Source criticism

Being source critical means evaluating the information you find. Firstly, this means understanding that some sources have greater credibility than others and, secondly, being aware that the originator of the information has an objective.