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Travelling To Sweden From The Uk


Sweden no longer has an entry ban as of 1 April 2022. In other countries, however, there may be travel restrictions. We recommend you visit the Swedish Embassy’s website for information regarding your destination. Here is the official information regarding travel to Sweden.

Stay informed and prepared.

  • If you are suffering from symptoms, avoid travelling.
  • Follow local instructions and advice to ensure you are well-informed. There will be local restrictions and regulations. They may be modified at any time. You may need to wear a mask on your face or follow the rules about keeping away from others.
  • Keep in touch with your travel agency and discuss your insurance policy.
  • Respect the airport rules, both on the plane as well as at your destination. You could be denied entry to the country you’ve travelled to if you don’t follow these rules.
  • Make sure you have enough money to cover any unforeseen circumstances, such as delays.
  • The Sweden Abroad website provides current information in Swedish from the Swedish embassies.

Before You Travel, Make Sure To Check Your Passport And Other Travel Documents.

Passport validity

You must comply with the Schengen Area passport requirements if you plan to travel to any EU country (except Ireland), Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, Liechtenstein or Andorra, Monaco or San Marino.

Your passport must contain:

  • Issued less than 10 years prior to the date that you entered the country (check the “date of issue”).

  • Valid for at least three months from the day you intend to leave (check the “expiry date”)

Before you travel, ensure that your passport meets all requirements. Extra months could have been added to your passport’s expiry date if it was issued prior to October 2018.

If you feel your passport doesn’t meet these requirements, contact the Embassy of the country where you are visiting. If you are required to renew your passport


Travel to the Schengen region can be made for as little as 90 days within a 180-day period. You don’t need a visa. You can travel to the Schengen Area as a tourist or to visit your family and friends.

You can travel to Sweden or other Schengen countries with no visa if you do not have a visa. Your 90-day limit does not apply to visits made within the last 180 days.

You will need to comply with the Swedish government’s entry requirements if you wish to stay longer, work, study, or travel for business purposes or any other reason. You can check with the Swedish Embassy to see if you need a visa or work permit.

You are travelling to Sweden for work. Please refer to the guidance regarding visas and permits.

You can stay in Sweden without a visa or residence permit, but this will not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit.

Passport stamping

If you are visiting the Schengen region through Sweden, make sure your passport has been stamped. To verify that you are complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in Schengen, border guards will stamp your passport. Border guards will assume that you have exceeded your visa-free period if the relevant entry and exit stamps are missing from your passport.

If you have evidence that shows when and where you entered the Schengen region, ask border guards for this information to be added to your passport. Tickets and boarding passes are examples of acceptable evidence.

It may be necessary to:

  • Show a return ticket or onward ticket
  • Show that you have enough money to pay for your stay

For passport stamping information, if you’re a resident of Sweden, please refer to the Living In Sweden guide.

Travelling with children

You should bring a letter from the guardian or parent of any children you are taking with you if you plan to travel with them.

Sweden’s Top Places To See

Sweden is well-known for many things. These include Saab and Volvo automobiles, as well as the music group ABBA and pickled herring. IKEA, the home-improvement megastore, is also a big hit. The country is also known for its beautiful scenery, picturesque fishing communities, and being the home of reindeer.

Sweden is full of colourful wooden buildings, traditional homes, stone fortresses, cathedrals, and other innovative modern architecture. Sweden offers everything you need, whether it is hiking trails or art museums. Here’s a list of the top places in Sweden to visit:


Stockholm is a beautiful city on 14 islands. It is Sweden’s capital and the largest city in Scandinavia. Stockholm was founded in the 13th Century. It is the place where the Nobel Prizes are awarded each year. The Vasa Museum is the most popular museum in Scandinavia. It’s dedicated to the 17th-century warship that went down on its maiden voyage. Stockholm is more affordable than other Nordic cities. It offers free admission to 15 museums, including the Swedish History and Mediaeval Museums, Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle, Royal Armoury, Royal Armoury, Royal Armoury, Royal Armoury, Royal Armoury, Royal Armoury, and Royal Armoury. The Royal Palace, Modern Art Museum, and City Hall are all worth a visit.

Stockholm, the capital and largest city of Sweden, is also a popular tourist destination. The capital city is located in the southeast of Sweden. It spans across scores of islands and rocky islands that are connected by charming old bridges as well as modern causeways. Stockholm is a popular tourist destination due to its lush green parks, top-notch attractions, and blend of modern and historic architecture.


Gothenburg is located on Sweden’s West Coast and is home to many parks of different sizes. Many of these parks date back to the 19th-century, including Kungsparken, which circles the city’s centre. Liseberg has the most rides in Scandinavia and is home to many more. Gothenburg is the largest port city in Scandinavia and hosts the largest regional film festival. There are also numerous music festivals throughout each year. Hungry? Are you hungry? Try a Haga bulle, which is a large cinnamon roll made at Haga. Haga is a district famous for its beautiful wooden houses.


You would think that fishing, being the largest island in Sweden, is the main industry on the island. But it’s not so. Among the top industries are tourism, agriculture and information technology. It is a popular destination for sun-seekers as it receives more sunlight than any other part of Sweden. Visby, the island’s only city, is a charming Hanseatic walled town that has preserved much of its historic buildings and townscape. The island also has around 100 prehistoric sites and mediaeval churches.


Uppsala is located 70km (44 miles) north of Stockholm. It has been the spiritual centre of Sweden since the 12th Century. Uppsala was once known for its idols of Norse gods. Uppsala Cathedral is the seat of the archbishop for Sweden and the largest cathedral in Scandinavia. Uppsala University was established in 1477. It is one of the oldest colleges and universities in Scandinavia. The city is bounded by the Fyris River, with the mediaeval area located west of it. The skyline is dominated by the Uppsala Castle and the cathedral. Carl Linnaeus, a nineteenth-century botanist, lived in Uppsala. You can also visit the botanical garden near the castle.

Kosterhavet National Park

Sweden is blessed with a lot of coastlines. However, Kosterhavet National Park is the best place to see protected marine lines. Kosterhavet is the first national marine park in Sweden. It borders Norway. The park contains 6,000 species and is home to many species that aren’t found elsewhere in Sweden. The park’s centre is the Koster Islands, which lie along the coast and in the sea. Kosterhavet’s coral reefs are a draw for divers and snorkelers, while landlubbers will enjoy the charming fishing villages that await being turned into postcards.

What are the requirements for returning to the UK from Sweden?

All Covid-19 travel restrictions to enter the UK starting 18 March 2022 were lifted regardless of vaccination status.

For full details and to see regional variations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.

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