Embassy of sweden Athens, Greece

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04 Jul 2020

Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. On 2 July the Government decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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Statement by Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs

01 Jul 2020

The Greek Government has recently decided not to allow direct flights from Sweden to Greece until after 15 July. This decision is regrettable. It creates both uncertainty and concern for travellers who have planned to travel from Sweden to Greece this summer.


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