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Update #27: Temporary Closure of Consular Section for Routine Services
Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travelers from the UK
January 13, 2021

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #27: Temporary Closure of U.S. Embassy Stockholm Consular Section for Routine Services; Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement for Travelers to Sweden from the UK; Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines for U.S. Citizens Abroad

1) U.S. Embassy in Stockholm Closed for Routine Citizenship Appointments from January 18 until February 8: The Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm will close for critical renovation work on Monday, January 18. We will resume limited routine passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad services on Monday, February 8. We regret the inconvenience caused by this temporary closure and will process cases as quickly as possible when we reopen to minimize wait times. Please be aware that due to this temporary closure and public health protocols, our service capacity is limited and wait times may be longer than normal. We remain OPEN for mail-in passport renewals for adults and emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Sweden. U.S. citizens who do not hold a valid U.S. passport and have emergency travel needs may reach out to us by email at STKACSinfo@state.gov to request emergency passport assistance. Due to public health protocols and limited operational capacity, we kindly request that travelers without emergency travel continue to monitor our website to schedule an appointment time as they become available.

2) Requirement of negative COVID-19 test result for incoming travelers from the UK; travelers should research other countries’ requirements prior to international travel: From January 1, travelers from the UK who are exempted from Swedish entry restrictions must present a negative COVID-19 test result before they are allowed to enter Sweden. This requirement does not apply to Swedish citizens.

There are no non-stop flights between the United States and Sweden, but other countries though which travelers are connecting may require a negative COVID-19 test for entry and/or transit. Travelers between the United States and Sweden should consult with local health authorities and the U.S. Embassy in any country along their travel path to determine if a COVID-19 test is required for their travel plans.

3) Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines for U.S. Citizens Abroad: As part of our efforts to give U.S. citizens timely information so that they can make informed choices about travel abroad, the Department advises that the United States government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas should follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

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

The White House-CDC coronavirus website
U.S. Department of State’s Travel.State.Gov website
U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://se.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/ for information on conditions in Sweden
Emergency information, including COVID-related updates, from Swedish Authorities in English at Krisinformation.se


Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions


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

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