If you do not need a visa to travel to Sweden

If you are from a country where you do not need a visa to travel to Sweden or to another Schengen country, you must still meet a number of requirements. Border police will verify that you have met these requirements before you are allowed to enter Sweden.

Requi­re­ments to enter Sweden without a visa

Even if you do not need a visa to travel to Sweden you must have

  • a passport that is valid at least three months after leaving Schengen
  • a return ticket that must be valid within 90 days
  • a written invitation from your family member or friend that you will be staying with or a booking confirmation if you are staying at a hotel
  • money for living expenses and the trip home.

Sweden requires you to have 450 SEK for each day of your visit to Sweden. The amount can sometimes be lower, for example for younger children, if you pay for the cost of room and board in advance or if you are staying with family or friends. You need to show that you have enough money to cover your expenses by showing for example a bank account statement or a document where the person who invited to Sweden promises to pay for all costs during your visit.


It is also recommended that you arrange for individual medical travel insurance that will cover any costs that may arise in connection with acute medical treatment, urgent hospital care or transportation to your home country for medical reasons. The insurance should cover costs of at least 30,000 EUR and applies to all Schengen countries.

Contact your embassy before you leave on your trip

If you have any questions before your trip you can contact an embassy or a consulate-general. Visit the website of the embassy or consulate-general for information before your visit.

Swedish embassies and consulates-general External link, opens in new window.

Information about the Schengen Agreement External link, opens in new window.

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