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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.

  • 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.
  • 01 Feb 2020
    Following a multi-year academic engagement with Gothenburg, Sweden, urban research and design proposals developed by master students and faculty of the Yale School of Architecture will be on display at House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. from February 1-23, 2020 in the exhibition 'Learning from Sweden'. During 2019 the Embassy has focused on a theme called “Smart Societies – Creative & Inclusive” – this exhibition, and a seminar in conjunction of the opening, are the final events in a series of activities around the US. #UrbanChallenges #SmartSocieties
  • 27 Jan 2020
    Guerrilla Craft Festival, The Textile Museum and Embassy of Sweden together with Betsy Greer, crafter, writer, speaker, and creator of the term “Craftivism” in 2003, will host an evening discussion about how crafts can make an impact between people and communities.

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