Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm

Location:  SWEDEN, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season security measures in SWEDEN remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Stockholm
For inquiries, please email us at:
For emergencies only, please call: +46 (0)8 783 5300; +46 (0)8 783 5375.

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm is located at Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31, Stockholm, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for Swedish and American holidays.

State Department – Consular Affairs
Call 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Sweden enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Advisories. Read the Country Specific Information for Sweden here. For additional information, refer to “Learn About Your Destination” on the State Department’s website.

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