Welcome to Boxholm. On this page, you will find useful information that can help you feel safe and get settled.
You are advised to visit the Swedish Migration Agency as soon as possible upon your arrival. If you are in need of housing, financial support, or medical care, you need to apply for a residence permit with temporary protection
Migrationsverket - Information regarding the situation in Ukraine
Many medcial products in Sweden can't be purchased without a valid prescription from the health services. Pharmacists in Swedish pharmacies are not permitted to issue or renew any type of prescription. If you need to get a new prescription in Sweden, go to the healthcare services. If you call the telephone number 1177, you will receive healthcare advice from a nurse and information on where you can go to receive care.
Vaccination protects you and others. Experience has shown that the spread of infection decreases as more and more people are vaccinated. For this reason, vaccination is key to helping stop the pandemic. You do not need to be a Swedish citizen to get free vaccine. People seeking asylum or who are in Sweden without a permit will also be offered free vaccination.
The emergency number 112 is used in emergencies when there is a danger to life, property or the environment. An emergency situation is when you require urgent assistance from paramedics, emergency services, Police, air/sea/mountain rescue services, priests on duty or information about poisoning. All of our SOS operators speak English and are able to conduct the conversation in English. If an interpreter is necessary, a third person will be connected to the call.
Force majeure exceptions apply to pets who enter Sweden from Ukraine together with their owners. Necessary infection control measures will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Animals that have not been checked by customs staff must be taken to a veterinarian
Bringing a dog, cat or ferret to Sweden
Keep in mind that people may want to take advantage of your situation. Please pay attention to the risks of human trafficking. This is information to refugees from Ukraine in both Ukraine and English.
Learning the language is important to get into Swedish society. Here are some helpful links:
Come and practice speaking Swedish. We have coffee together in the library.
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