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 August 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/.
It looks like commercial flights from South Africa will be a while off. According to the South African Government it is only in Stage 2 that South Africa will allow international commercial flights again, and we are in Stage 3. The move between stages will depend on the level of COVID transmission in South Africa among other things, something which remains hard to predict. The country borders remain closed under stage 3.
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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