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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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    Hans Arnold-Filmposter (zvg)
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    The 11. New Swedish Shorts showcasing some of the best new Swedish short films coming from experienced directors such as Johannes Stjärne Nilsson alongside with upcoming filmmakers. Presented are films that played at festivals such as Berlin and Clermont-Ferrand and were nominated for the national film Award.

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