Embassy of sweden Bern, Switzerland

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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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The Swedish Embassy is closed from Thursday April 9th until Monday April 13th.

08 Apr 2020

The Swedish Embassy is closed from Thursday April 9th until Monday April 13th.


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Event calendar.

  • Les sentiments du Prince Charles
    Les sentiments du Prince Charles (poster, zvg)
    27 Mar 2020
    Adapted from the original graphic novel by Swedish cartoonist Liv Strömquist, “Les sentiments du Prince Charles” is a humorous and historical examination of romantic love as a social phenomenon.
  • Terje Vigen (
    Terje Vigen (
    22 Mar 2020
    Victor Sjöström was an actor and a director, a legend of Swedish Cinema and an important name in film history. He did his finest work during the silent film era, living in Hollywood for seven years.
  • About Endlessness
    About Endlessness (photo:
    05 Mar 2020
    Roy Andersson’s new oeuvre i a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner of war camp.

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