If you want to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need a visa. For specific updated information relevant to the COVID-19 situation, please click on the picture.
The Embassy of Sweden also processes visa applications for Estonia. The requirements are the same as for visas to Sweden.
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 of the EU. The extension of the temporary entry ban to Sweden has been extended until 31 October 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travelers.
For more information on the travel ban se following link; https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/going-to-sweden/temporary-ban-on-travel-to-sweden/.
On August 15 it was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa that South Africa will move down to risk level 2. International commercial flights are still not allowed, and the country borders are still closed.
Who is exempt from the entry ban?
As of 4 July, the entry ban does not apply to people who:
Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay
In addition, the entry ban does not apply to people with an essential need or function in Sweden. For example, this may be the case for:
The above list of people who can be considered to have an essential need or function is for illustration only and there may therefore be other categories of people who may be exempted.
It is the responsibility of the enforcing authorities (primarily the Swedish Police Authority) to determine in each individual case how the exemptions are to be interpreted and which decisions are to be made. The purpose of the measure is to mitigate the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is a temporary measure.
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