Embassy of sweden Washington, USA

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31 Jul 2020

Embassy open to limited consular services by appointment only

Due to COVID-19, the Embassy 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. We follow the guidelines and recommendations from local authorities and will gradually open as the District of Columbia Government move into the different phases of reopening. Phase Two (out of three) began on June 22. In phase Two, the Embassy will remain in a modified telework arrangement, offering limited consular services by appointment only. Phone hours are: Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 -3:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:00 pm), 202-467-2600. Please note, beginning Monday, July 27, anyone traveling into Washington, DC from a high-risk area, who is not traveling for essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The US Department of State has confirmed that they regard travel to obtain passports, visas, and other critical consular services from foreign Embassies as falling within the definition of “essential travel” that is exempted from the 14-day self-quarantine requirement.

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04 Jul 2020

Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. On 2 July the Government decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. 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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  • 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!
  • 19 Nov 2019
    The need for traditional factory jobs of the past is declining. Digital transformation and global technology shifts are rapidly transforming working life, affecting how and where we do business. In order to stay competitive, companies need to be able to develop and “reskill” their workforce to meet challenges ahead.
  • 26 Oct 2019
    Ann-Sofi Sidén is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned contemporary artists. She puts herself in the center of her projects, often with provoking statements about society and the human condition.

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