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Visa Requirements for Swedish Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Sweden are the rules set by each country for Swedish visitors. They determine if an entry permit is required and, if so, which type of visa or travel authorization is needed in a particular situation.
The Henley Passport Index ranks the Swedish passport 6th in the world in terms of travel freedom in 2021. It grants holders entry to over 180 countries and territories around the world without having to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate.
Different destinations have different visa requirements for Swedes. In addition, the type of visa required for a national of Sweden to enter a particular country may depend on the length of time they plan to spend there and the purpose of the trip.
Travelers from Sweden are required to get a visa or travel authorization that covers the activities they plan to undertake in the foreign country. This may mean a tourist visa, business visa, study visa, work visa, or transit visa, for example.
Swedish citizens can obtain an entry permit online for various countries. This may either be an electronic visa (eVisa) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
These digital options are generally the quickest and most convenient way for Swedes to get authorization to enter a foreign state.
Some countries have a visa on arrival service that Swedish visitors may use. This involves standing in line at border control to fill out a visa application before clearing immigration.
To travel to certain destinations, citizens of Sweden are required to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate, regardless of the reason for their visit or the length of time they plan to stay.
In order to relocate to most foreign countries or perform employed work there, Swedish nationals must apply for the relevant long-term visa(s) and permits from an embassy.
There are also a number of countries that Swedish passport holders may visit without a visa.
For more information about visa requirements for Swedish nationals, see the guide below.