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Last verified: Thursday, 13. August 2020 at 07:22 AM

Sweden Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Sweden

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Sweden. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Sweden shares land borders with Finland and Finland. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.4 (Finland) and 3 (Norway).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Sweden

There are currently 83,455 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sweden. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 5,774 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Sweden.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Sweden

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Sweden.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Sweden from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Enligt svenska säkerhetspolisen SÄPO är terrorhotnivån i Sverige fortfarande 3 på en femgradig skala http://www.sakerhetspolisen.se/ovrigt/pressrum/aktuellt/aktuellt/2017-02-19-terrorhotnivan-oforandrad.html

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Sweden due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Sweden due to COVID-19. Sweden has lifted stay at home orders, and ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/sweden-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sweden

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Swedish Government has extended its ban on foreigners entering Sweden until 31 August, unless they are travelling from European Economic Area (EEA) member states, the UK or Switzerland. From 4 July, Sweden is also allowing entry to residents of several other countries. Global travel continues to be impacted by COVID-19 and remains unpredictable. Your plans ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/sweden

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Schweden.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/schweden/

Individual rating changes for Sweden

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Sweden. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 3.5 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Sweden to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from April 9th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 3.2 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Sweden to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Sweden to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 2.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Sweden to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 1.3 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from February 18th 2020

The total rating for Sweden changed from 1.5 to 1.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government removed their warning for Sweden with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Sweden changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Sweden with a rating of 2.0.

About Sweden

Sweden with its capital Stockholm is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly larger than California (449,964 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway. The climate can be described as temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north. The landscape is mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west. With a population of about 9.05 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Stockholm
Population about 9.05 million
Size 449.964 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages Finnish, Northern Sami, Samoan, Swedish
Currency Krona (short: SEK)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +46
Internet Top Level Domain .se
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SWE
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 752

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Sweden is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain damage to soils and lakes
  • pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

Natural hazzards

  • ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Sweden. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. armaments
  2. bearings
  3. iron
  4. motor vehicles
  5. paper products
  6. precision equipment
  7. processed foods
  8. radio
  9. steel
  10. telephone parts

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. meat
  3. milk
  4. sugar beets
  5. wheat

Swedish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Sweden.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. iron
  3. machinery
  4. motor vehicles
  5. paper products
  6. pulp
  7. steel products
  8. wood

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. clothing
  3. foodstuffs
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. motor vehicles
  7. petroleum
  8. petroleum products
  9. steel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Sweden?

Sweden is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Sweden.

Is it safe to travel Sweden in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Sweden. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Sweden?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Sweden.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Sweden?

There are currently 83,455 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Sweden. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 5,774 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Sweden.

What is the size of Sweden?

Sweden has a size of 449,964 km² or 173,732 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.