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Embassy of sweden Washington, USA

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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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29 Mar 2020

Embassy closed to visitors

Due to the rapid developments of COVID-19, Embassy of Sweden is implementing a number of actions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and to ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and our community. Therefore, the Embassy is only offering limited consular services at the moment and will be closed to visitors until April 17, 2020. Only extremely urgent passport and visa applications will be considered. Appointments have to be scheduled via e-mail: ambassaden.washington-visum@gov.se. If you already have an appointment scheduled, you will be contacted by the Embassy. If you urgently need to visit the Embassy, email: ambassaden.washington@gov.se. Phone hours are: Monday-Friday 10 am - 2 pm. We receive many calls during our phone hours, please try again soon if you can't get through.

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Event calendar.

  • 21 Mar 2020
    The Embassy of Sweden is committed to do our part to help protect our visitors, staff, and fellow Washingtonians amid the coronavirus outbreak. The art workshop on March 21 has therefore been cancelled as a precautionary measure. House of Sweden, including all exhibitions, will be temporarily closed to the public during the weekends. Don't forget to check back for updates as we will continue to work hard to bring exciting events and exhibitions to House of Sweden.
  • 07 Mar 2020
    The Embassy of Sweden is committed to do our part to help protect our visitors, staff, and fellow Washingtonians amid the coronavirus outbreak. House of Sweden, including all exhibitions, will therefore be temporarily closed to the public during the weekends. Don’t forget to check back for updates as we will continue to work hard to bring exciting events and exhibitions to House of Sweden.
  • 07 Mar 2020
    The Embassy of Sweden is committed to do our part to help protect our visitors, staff, and fellow Washingtonians amid the coronavirus outbreak. House of Sweden, including all exhibitions, will therefore be temporarily closed to the public during the weekends. Don’t forget to check back for updates as we will continue to work hard to bring exciting events and exhibitions to House of Sweden.

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