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Sweden & Tanzania

02 Apr 2020

Temporary Travel Ban and limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden

On 18 March, the Government decided to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision took effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary. 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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30 Jan 2020

Updated regulations regarding visa’s effective 1st February 2020

Higher Visa Fees for Every Applicant As of the 1st February the applicants that used to pay €60 (T.Shs 160,000.-)per application will now need to pay €80 (T.Shs 205,000.-), while those that had to pay €35 (T.Shs 94,000.-) will now need to pay €40 (T.Shs 103,000.-). Children aged 0 to 6 remain exempt from the visa fees. Extended Application Submission Periods It is now possible for an application to be lodged six months in advance of a trip. However, and application must be submitted 15 calendar days before the intended trip to the Schengen Area. Highlighted Importance of Travel Insurance Travel Insurance remains mandatory for Schengen Visa applicants, it is not optional. For travelers applying for a multiple-entry visa, they will have to prove they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit and will have to sign a declaration “I am aware of the need to have an adequate travel medical insurance for my first stay and any subsequent visits to the territory of Member States.”

16 Oct 2019

New passport rules

If your travel plans extend past 31st of October 2019 only the new East African Community biometric e-Passport can be accepted for Schengen visa applications.

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