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. The Government has decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020.
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.
Do you recognise these striped candy sticks, which most often come in red and white, always with a distinct peppermint flavour?
The 'polkagris', as we Swedes call it, dates back to the 1850s. Literal translation? 'Polka pig'!