There are no health risks associated with travel to Sweden, but
visitors should guard against ticks when travelling to forested
areas or the southern coast, including the Stockholm archipelago.
Medical care in the country is excellent, and reciprocal health
agreements exist with other European Union countries, including the
United Kingdom. UK citizens in possession of a European Health
Insurance Card (EHIC) will be entitled to emergency medical
treatment on the same terms as Swedish nationals. Outbreaks of bird
flu have been detected in wild birds around the country, but the
risk to travellers is low and no human infections have been
reported. As a precaution all egg and poultry dishes should be well
cooked and close contact with live birds should be avoided.