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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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  • 11 Jan 2020
    The photo exhibition portraits 45 fathers who belong to the relatively small percentage of fathers in Sweden who choose to stay at home with their children for at least six months. Swedish photographer Johan Bävman examines why these fathers have chosen to stay at home with their children and how their relationship with their partners and their children has changed as a result. The exhibition aims to show the effects of gender equality on parenting, both for an individual and for society.
  • 11 Jan 2020
    According to the UN, 2.5 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2050. This require cities to find new ways to handle the increased demands on natural resources, housing and infrastructure. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030, adopted by all UN member states in 2015, call for urgent action.
  • 07 Dec 2019
    SWEA Washington, DC's annual Holiday Market in House of Sweden is a popular event where Holiday shoppers and visitors will find Nordic vendors and artists selling their arts & crafts, including holiday ornaments, decorations, textiles, Swedish glass, gifts, books, packaged food, Glögg, candy and more!

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