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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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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2020

31 Mar 2020

The jury will announce today (31 March) the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2020, the eighteenth laureate in the Award’s history. The announcement – live from the former home of Astrid Lindgren at Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm – can be seen on the following channel:

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  • Shout Out Louds
    25 Apr 2018
    In over 15 years as a band, Shout Out Louds have toured the world many times: They have performed for David Letterman and Jay Leno and toured with The Strokes, but most importantly, they have released four albums of brilliant pop music.
  • Black River Delta
    Photo: Calle Thorén
    24 Apr 2018
    Black River Delta originating from Bollnäs, Sweden, play raw blues-rock and take their musical inspiration from classic blues legends like Robert Johnson, the raw style of R. L. Burnside, but also more modern artists as The Black Keys or BRMC. The trio has already played a show last week in Bern and returns to Switzerland for five more shows:
  • Jan Lundgren
    13 Apr 2018
    Jan Lundgren, one of Sweden's most successful pianists, will be presenting for the first time in Zürich his "Ystad Concert", originally recorded live on the ACT label.

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