Capital: Stockholm

Language: Swedish

Area: 450295 km²

Population: 10042928

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Code: +46

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as Schuko. This socket also works with plug C (standard European plug) and plug E

Sweden is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to Sweden, U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a valid passport
  • Or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • A valid ETIAS visa waiver for Sweden

U.S. citizens staying in Sweden for more than 90 days:

  • ETIAS for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If you intend to remain in Sweden longer than 90 days, you must obtain the appropriate visa.

U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden

Address: Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31 SE-115 89 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: (+46) 08 783 53 00

Fax: (+46) 08 661 19 64

Tourist Travel Information about Sweden

etias swedenSweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 10 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund.  Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union in area, yet it has the second-lowest population density (23.5 people per square km). Sweden is a monarchy by constitution, but King Carl XVI Gustaf has no executive power.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has been called the “Venice of the North” because it is a city built on water with 12 islands and 42 bridges. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world, 74 years for men and 80 years for women.
Sweden is the seventh-richest country in the world in terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capita and a high standard of living is experienced by its citizens. Sweden is an export-oriented mixed economy. Timber, hydropower and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy with a heavy emphasis on foreign trade. Sweden’s engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports, while telecommunications, the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industries are also of great importance.

Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country. Sweden houses the Nobel Prize committee for all the prizes except the peace section, which is hosted in Oslo, a memento of the Swedish-Norwegian union that was dissolved in 1905.

Interesting facts

  • With a tax rate of 51.4% of GDP, Swedes are one of the most highly-taxed populations in the world. Ironically, they are generally happy to pay a high tax rate, and the Swedish word for tax is skatt, or “treasure”
  • Swedish parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave—and of those, 60 days are reserved for the father. In 2012, dads used 24% of the total parental leave
  • An average of 1,836,000 meatballs are eaten daily in all of Ikea’s 313 stores worldwide. Ikea was founded in Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad
  • ABBA is the fourth-best selling music act in history, after Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson. The group has sold over 375 million records worldwide. At one point, ABBA was second only to Volvo as Sweden’s biggest export earner
  • The Swedish company King is behind the app game Candy Crush. It has been downloaded almost 500 million times and counting. That’s almost one game for every person in the United States and Brazil. King was named “Sweden’s Best Employer” in a 2013 survey
  • Sweden has the highest number of McDonald’s restaurants per capita in Europe, with 227 restaurants. Only the United States has more McDonald’s per capita in the world

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 112 - The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Sweden. You reach the following services, when you call 112 in Sweden: Police, Fire Department, Ambulance, Sea Rescue Services, Air Rescue Services, Mountain Rescue Services, Poison Information, Social Emergency Services, On-call Priests
  • 1177 - 24h non-emergency health advice and care
  • 114 14 - For non-emergency incidents and Swedish police
  • 113 13 - SOS Alarm - For information about non-emergency issues

Related Countries


Etias for Norway. Any US citizen, before traveling to Norway it is expected to apply for an Etias Visa Waiver. Norway entry requirements for American travelers.


American citizens who wish to visit Finland must apply for an Etias Visa Waiver before departure. Learn about the Finland entry requirements for U.S. travelers.


To travel to Denmark, US citizens are required to apply for an Etias Visa Waiver before their departure. Find out about the ETIAS requisites for all US travellers.