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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Sweden starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Sweden. All tourists entering Swedish territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Swedish authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Swedish custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Swedish territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Sweden with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Children aged up to 15 (included) years of age will be exempted from requiring a passport if traveling with companions (parents or grandparents) or guardian if:

  • Children have the same nationality as the companion
  • C’s names are included in the passport of the companion.

Australia and Sweden
Swedish botanist Daniel Solander was of the first to document Australia’s flora and fauna during Captain James Cook’s 1770 expedition to Australia. As such, a Swede may have been the first European in certain parts of Australia’s coast. In 1786, the king of Sweden authorised a Swedish settlement in Western Australia which was prevented by the war with Russia. The last three decades of the 18th century saw many immigrants arrive in Australia and Tasmania to take up farming leases.
Australia and Sweden enjoy strong bilateral agreements in trade and education services particularly, as seen in the Double Taxation Agreement and a Working Holiday Maker Arrangement.
Australia has a recorded 40,216 residents of Swedish ancestry. Approximately 1,500 Swedish students study in Australia each year, with 45,000 Swedish visitors to Australia per annum and 17,700 Australians having visited Sweden.
Australians currently benefit from the visa liberation policy and will have to apply for a valid ETIAS authorisation prior to travelling to Sweden after ETIAS is rolled out in 2021. The ETIAS system is very similar to Australia’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), and likewise, the process will be inexpensive and fast. Swedes wanting to travel to Australia for up to 90 days have been subject to the ETA since its implementation.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Sweden

Australian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden

Address: Klarabergsviadukten 63, Box 824, SE-101 36, Stockholm, SwedenCheck on map

Phone: +46-8-6132900

Fax: +46-8-6132982



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Details: Mr Gerald Thomson - Ambassador

List of Swedish diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate General of Sweden in Sydney, Australia

Address: Suite 10C, Level 1, 287 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090Check on map

Phone: +61-2-9909 3336

Fax: +61-2-9908 3336


Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 09.30 - 12.30

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Perth, Australia

Address: Unit 4 - 105 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009Check on map

Phone: +61-(0)406 654 254

Fax: +61-8-9223 0588


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 09.00-13.30

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Melbourne, Australia

Address: 21 St Georges Road, Toorak VIC 3142, Melbourne, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: +61-3-9827 5580

Fax: +61-3-9826 6838


Details: Ordered Swedish passports or drivers licences can be picked up at the Church of Sweden 21 St Georges Rd Toorak, VIC 3142 Melbourne. Opening hours for collection: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1 - 3 pm. Tel +61-3-9827 5580. All consular matters are handled by the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra.

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Hobart, Australia

Address: 24-26 Mays Point Road, Lauderdale TAS 7021Check on map

Phone: +61-3-6248 9307 / +61-(0)408 122 668

Fax: +61 (3) 6234 5484


Office Hours: By appointment only.

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Darwin, Australia

Address: c/o Central Specialists Clinic, Northern Territory House, level 8 22 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Phone: +61-8-8981 1711

Fax: +61-8-8941 7288


Office Hours: Monday – Friday 08.00-16.30

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Cairns, Australia

Address: c/o Aus Mining Personnel Pty Ltd, 22/29 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia

Phone: +61-7-4041 1377

Fax: +61-7-4031 3143


Office Hours: Monday – Friday 08.30-17.00

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Brisbane, Australia

Address: Level 5, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000Check on map

Phone: +61-7-3229 4515

Fax: +61-7-3229 4588


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9.00-13.00 by appointment only

Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Adelaide, Australia

Address: 34 Carrington Street, North Adelaide, PO Box 6055, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: +61-8-8205 2913

Fax: +61-8-8212 6590


Office Hours: By appointment only. Ordered Swedish passports and drivers licences can be picked up from the Consulate Monday to Friday from 9:00-17:00.

Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, Australia

Address: 5 Turrana Street, Yarralumla, Canberra, AustraliaCheck on map

Phone: +61 2 6270 2700

Fax: +61 2 6270 2755



Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 Friday 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-15.00

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Sweden

Capital: Stockholm
  • Swedish;
  • Small Sami and Finnish speaking minorities

Area: 449,964 KM2
Population: 9,555,893
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krona (SEK)
Calling Code: +46

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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Travel info for Sweden