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Medical travel insurance

Visa applicants are required to have medical travel insurance. It must cover any costs that may be incurred in connection with emergency medical aid, urgent hospital treatment or transport to the country of origin for medical reasons or in the event of death.

The insurance is to cover costs totalling at least EUR 30 000 and be valid in all Schengen countries and throughout your stay.

When applying, you must be able to provide proof that you have medical travel insurance. You should also take your insurance certificate with you during the trip since you may need to show it, e.g. at an entry checkpoint.

Exemptions

Certain occupational groups may be exempt from the insurance requirement due to their already being similarly insured in connection with their work.

Others exempted from the medical insurance requirement are those who:

  • Possess a diplomatic or official passport
  • Apply for an airport transit visa
  • As a family member of an EU/EEA citizen exercising their right of free movement in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC you have the right to travel to the EU/EEA-area together with your family member or join to them in the area to settle there, i.e. his/her – husband or wife, registered partner, common law spouse, children under 21 years of age , older children who are financially dependent on their parents and parents who are financially dependent on their children in Sweden.