Delegation Vienna, OSCE

Local time Vienna
1:31 PM
27 Aug 2020

Temporary entry ban to Sweden

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 31 October 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.

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Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Sweden´s priorities for the OSCE Chair 2021 presented

16 Jul 2020

Today, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Robert Rydberg presented Sweden’s priorities for the OSCE Chair 2021 for the organization’s 57 participating States at the OSCE’s Permanent Council. Taking on the role as Chair reflects Sweden’s commitment to the OSCE, and the importance of multilateralism, peace, and the European security order.


Event calendar.

  • 31 Dec 2017
    Once a week the 57 member states of the OSCE meet at the Permanent Council in Vienna, to discuss developments in the OSCE area. The Permanent Council is one of the main decision-making bodies within the organisation. At these meetings the EU also makes its statements.