AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING SWEDEN
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
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.
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).
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
List of Swedish diplomatic offices in Australia
Consulate General of Sweden in Sydney, Australia
Address: Suite 10C, Level 1, 287 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090
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 6009
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, Australia
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 7021
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 4000
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, Australia
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
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Small Sami and Finnish speaking minorities
Area: 449,964 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krona (SEK)
Calling Code: +46
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