Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #7: Thank You For Joining Us!

Dear Fellow American in Sweden: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who joined us for today’s Virtual Town Hall with Ambassador Howery. I would also encourage you to share with other Americans the video of the event, which is now on the Embassy’s Facebook account. Unfortunately, we had so many questions …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update: Federal Voter Assistance Program, Reminder – Virtual Town Hall w/ Ambassador Howery, April 7

1)  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides support and guidance for Service members, their families and U.S. citizens overseas who wish to participate in U.S. elections.  U.S. citizens that are eligible to vote can register with their state, request absentee ballots, and research candidates at www.FVAP.gov .          2) Reminder: “Virtual Town …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #5: To Travel or Not? – Global Level 4 Health Advisory; Reminder – Virtual Town Hall w/Ambassador Howery

1)  “Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel” – What does it mean? The Embassy continues to receive inquiries on the updated Global Level 4 Health Advisory released on March 31. Do you or don’t you travel? Well, it depends on your specific situation.  Here’s the general breakdown: For Americans residing in the …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #4: CARES Act/U.S. Taxpayer Relief, Defending Against Cyber Scams 

1)  Congress has passed and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency assistance for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. For information about Economic Impact Payments, or other tax relief available to U.S. citizens during the pandemic, please visit  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus For resources on fulfilling your U.S. …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #3, Direct Sweden-U.S. Flights Temporarily Suspended

1)  As of April 1, SAS has temporarily suspended direct flights from Stockholm (ARN) to Newark Liberty International (EWR). The next available direct flight is April 20, according to the latest information from SAS’s website. Flights to the United States via Amsterdam and Frankfurt remain available options for now. More than ever before, travelers should …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #2, Virtual Town Hall w/Ambassador Howery, Tax Relief Info

1)  Following up on his March 27th message to U.S. citizens , Ambassador Ken Howery will be hosting a virtual town hall for U.S. citizens in Sweden to provide relevant information concerning American Citizens Services during the COVID-19 crisis. Embassy Stockholm’s consular staff will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding services for passports, birth registries, travel advisories, and …

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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #1, Public Gatherings; Direct Flights Info

1) Effective Sunday, March 29, Sweden banned public gatherings of more than 50 people to stem the spread of COVID-19; violators of the ban are subject to fines or even imprisonment. 2) From April 2 to April 17, SAS will have direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Newark Liberty International (EWR) running three …

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Message for U.S. Citizens from U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Kenneth A. Howery

My Fellow Americans: As these past few weeks have shown, we’re entering unfamiliar territory.  While we’ve dealt with viruses in the past (e.g., SARS, H1N1, etc.), the scale and scope of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have forced unprecedented change to nearly all facets of our lives. One thing that will never change is our solemn commitment to …

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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.

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Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Stockholm

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden (March 20, 2020) Location:  Sweden Event:  The Swedish Public Health Authority has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sweden. On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. Effective March 19, Sweden has barred admission for foreign citizens attempting to enter from a country outside of the EEA (European …

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Presidential Proclamation to Mitigate Risks Posed by COVID-19

President Trump announced on March 11, 2020, an expansion of travel restrictions to the United States from within Schengen Area countries due to increased concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, effective March 13 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Please note that this Presidential Proclamation does NOT apply to U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens seeking to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Sweden Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take:  Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Stockholm (December 1, 2019)

Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Sweden remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe. Violent extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets Actions to Take: • …

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Avoid the Summertime Blues – Don’t Become a Victim of Theft!

Summer is an especially active time for pickpockets/thieves in Sweden and throughout Europe, but there are things you can do to avoid becoming a victim. Always be aware of your surroundings, and be sure to keep your passport, wallet, and other valuables in a safe and secure place.  Backpack holders can try repositioning their backpack …

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Security Alert – Major Demonstration in Stockholm

The Regional Security Office has ben notified by the Swedish Police the authorized demonstrations will occur in Stockholm by both the Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen, NMR) and the Revolutionary Communist Youth (Revolutionär Kommunistisk Ungdom) on Saturday, August 25 starting at approximately 1000 hours and continuing until after 1800 hours. Additionally, 134 permits have ben …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden

Location:  Sweden, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other …

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U.S. Vice Consul to Gothenburg May 14, 2018

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm! On May 14, 2018, representatives from the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Section will visit Gothenburg to accept applications for consular reports of birth, passports, and social security numbers, and to notarize documents required for use in the United States. We will not be able to assist with visa applications. To …

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Voting in 2018 Elections (February 5, 2018)

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm is aware of reports of a security incident at Drottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg in Stockholm City Center.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area at this time, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness. Please monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into …

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