Visit Sweden – Useful Travel Information

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe, sharing land borders with Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and connecting to Denmark by the Öresund Bridge to the south.

Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area. However, with about 86 percent of the population living in the cities, much of its territory is sparsely populated.


Capital: Stockholm
Area: 450,295 km² (173,860 sq mi)
Population : 10,135,303 (2018 census)


The official language is Swedish.

Time Zone

UTC+1 (UTC+2 in summer)


The official currency is Swedish Krona (SEK). Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept debit and credit cards. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) can be found in the main cities.

Electrical Current | Sockets

Electrical Voltage: 230 V | Frequency: 50 Hz

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Visa and Entry Requirements

Citizens from Schengen countries do not need a visa to enter Sweden, only a valid European Union ID-card or a passport is required.

Citizens from some countries outside the EU/EEA also do not need a visa – a 90-day stay in the country will be granted on presentation of a valid passport. You should check the entry requirements for your country on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency.

Vaccines | Health

If you’re a citizen from a Schengen country, you should get a free European Health Insurance Card before leaving your country. Citizens from other countries should have travel health insurance that covers medical treatment abroad and repatriation, since Swedish medical treatments can be very expensive.


Crime levels in Sweden are low; petty theft is the most common crime.


The best time to visit Sweden is in late spring and summer (May to September) when temperatures are milder.

Travel Guide

Useful Links

Official Tourism Website


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