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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #21: Denmark Border Restrictions; Voting Abroad;
Sweden Adjusts Entry Ban; Embassy Closed on July 3
July 2, 2020

1)  U.S. citizens in Sweden wishing to travel to Copenhagen for consular services please take note! On June 25 the Danish government announced updated border entry guidance. Under current guidance, the border region of Skane in Sweden is not considered an “open” region for the purposes of travel to Denmark. The full list of exceptions to the Danish border closure requirements can be found on the Danish government COVID-19 information page, but it doesn’t include travel for consular services. U.S. citizens in Sweden who require emergency consular services should contact the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and monitor messaging from the Danish authorities or the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen for any changes to Denmark’s border controls.

2)  To vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter. Voters should review previous updates on overseas voting, the impact of COVID-19 on elections, and other frequently asked questions. For more information, please also visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website.

3)  On July 2, Sweden extended until August 31 its temporary ban on entry of all foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, trying to enter the EU via Sweden.  However, there are exceptions, including for students and certain travelers.  For more information, including exceptions to the ban, please refer to the announcement on the Swedish government website or the government Q&A here

4)  Please be advised that the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of U.S. Independence Day.  We will reopen for limited (emergency) consular services on Monday, July 6.


For the latest COVID-19 information, please visit the following websites:



  • U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
    +46 (0) 8 783 53 00