Sweden

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Entry allowed for EU/EEA citizens. COVID test result is required for visitors from certain areas except for recovered, vaccinated or EUDCC holder.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in SwedenHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering Sweden. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Sweden?

+2,210 New COVID cases in Sweden
+6 New COVID deaths in Sweden
70.66% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 1 October 2021

Basic facts about Sweden

Sweden is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The capital of Sweden is Stockholm and the most spoken language is Swedish. The national currency in Sweden is Swedish krona (SEK).

What taxi apps are available in Sweden?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Sweden.

You can use Uber in 3 cities: Gothenburg, Malmö, Stockholm. Bolt is available in 14 cities of Sweden.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Swedish krona (SEK)Official currency
1 EUR~10.29 SEK
1 USD~9.09 SEK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Sweden?

The official language of Sweden is Swedish. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Sweden are good English speakers. You will not have any difficulty to find an English speaker to talk to or help you out if you are in Sweden. Almost everyone who works in the service/tourist sector in the bigger towns and attractions will be able to communicate well in English in their field.

EF EPI's 2020 rankings placed Sweden 4th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

What socket types are used in Sweden?

There are 2 common plug types used in Sweden:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Sweden?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Sweden without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Sweden?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Sweden.

Data last reviewed on: 1 October 2021

Is it safe in Sweden?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On July 12, 2021, the risk level for Sweden was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Sweden

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Sweden?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You must be at least 20 years of age to bring alcohol into Sweden.

Alcohol

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 1 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Sweden:

FinlandNorway
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