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18 Mar 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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18 Mar 2020

Information regarding to COVID-19

In response to the European Council’s and the European Commission’s call for travel restrictions, the Swedish Government decided today, 18 March, to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the disease. Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to all countries. The decision to advise against travel was taken on 14 March 2020. This advice applies until 14 April 2020, when the situation will be reappraised. UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all non-essential international travel, initially for a period of 30 Days starting today, 17 March 2020.

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20 Mar 2020

Important information regarding opening hours

Due to the coronavirus the Embassy is only offering limited consular services at the moment. The on-line booking system on the Embassy webpage is no longer open. Only extremely urgent passport and visa applications will be considered. Appointment has to be made via e-mail: Ambassaden.london@gov.se If you already have an appointment booked, you will be contacted by the Embassy staff. It is still possible to collect your passport during the normal opening hours of the Embassy.

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