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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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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, write to ambassaden.washington@gov.se. Phone hours are: Monday-Friday 10 am - 2 pm.

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  • Ingmar Bergman Moods: Costumes & Images
    24 Mar 2018
    Ingmar Bergman’s imagery continues to inspire artists of all genres today. During the 2018 Bergman Centennial Year, many new films inspired by Bergman’s legacy are being released by contemporary filmmakers.
  • Still Life by Karin Broos
    24 Mar 2018
    Karin Broos is one of the most widely recognized Swedish artists of our time, and this is the second presentation of her work in an exhibition outside of Sweden. With her photorealistic portrayals of apparently everyday scenes, she expresses ambiguous sentiments and universal feelings of melancholia and gloom.
  • 07 Mar 2018
    Solid State Books and the Embassy of Sweden present an evening with Lars Kepler for The Sandman: A Joona Linna Novel.

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