Embassy of sweden Washington, USA

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7:22 PM
22 Sep 2021

Updated information on the handling of Schengen visa applications at Embassy of Sweden following the covid-19 pandemic

The temporary entry ban to Sweden is in place until October 31 but it might be extended. Depending on the development of the epidemiological situation both within and outside the EU, travel restrictions may be eased or reintroduced. Please note that all travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. It is also important to note that an issued visa is not a guarantee for entry to Sweden or the Schengen area. The Swedish Border Police will determine whether a person meets the entry conditions. This assessment will be made at the border control point. For updated information on the entry ban to Sweden, and its exemptions, please visit the website of the Swedish Police Authority below. Please note that the Embassy will not be able to do any assessments or answer any additional questions related to the entry ban or categories exempted from the entry ban.

Swedish Police Authority website

Honorary consulate to open in Los Angeles

06 Oct 2021

Sweden will open an honorary consulate in Los Angeles, California on October 20, 2021. Ms. Gudrun Giddings will be the new honorary consul.


Frequently asked questions

02 Sep 2021

Entry ban to Sweden

Individuals residing in certain countries are exempted from the entry ban to Sweden but as of September 6, Sweden will reintroduce the entry ban for travelers from the US. However, a number of exemptions are in place and the list is revised frequently so make sure to check the latest details right before you travel.

FAQ Swedish Police Authority’s website

Event calendar

  • 07 Mar 2018
    Solid State Books and the Embassy of Sweden present an evening with Lars Kepler for The Sandman: A Joona Linna Novel.
  • 01 Dec 2017
    In 2018, the world’s largest international celebration of a single film auteur will be held in honor of Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman. The iconic Swedish auteur’s body of work for film and theater brought a new level of psychological depth and intimacy to all disciplines of the performing arts.

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