Still current at:13 August 2023Updated:13 August 2023Latest update:Update on the risk of terrorism in Sweden (‘Terrorism’ page)
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Sweden’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Extreme weather warning for parts of Sweden
Be aware of the current extreme weather warnings issued for parts of Sweden due to heavy rain and risk of flooding. More information on forecasts and warning levels are available on the SMHI website.
There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.
More than 850,000 British nationals visit Sweden from the UK each year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re living in or moving to Sweden, visit our Living in Sweden guide in addition to this travel advice.
Border controls are in place in Sweden for people travelling from Denmark via the Öresund crossing and arriving on ferries from Denmark and Germany. See Border controls.
Check Sweden’s Public Health Agency website for up to date information in English about the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, Sweden’s Public Health Agency advises calling the national health hotline on +46 771 1177. For general information on developments in Sweden related to the COVID-19 pandemic call national crisis hotline +46 77 33 113 13.
If you need to contact the emergency services in Sweden call 112.
Terrorists are very likely to try and carry out attacks in Sweden. You should maintain a high level of vigilance in public spaces. See Terrorism
Demonstrations can take place in Sweden and are usually peaceful. Nonetheless, you should avoid demonstrations wherever possible and follow the advice of the local authorities.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.