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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Colombian 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 Colombia 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 Colombian 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.

List of Colombian diplomatic offices in Sweden

Embassy of Colombia in Sweden

Address: Östermalmsgatan 46, Box 5627, 114 86Check on map

Phone: 08-214320

Fax: 08-218 490


List of Swedish diplomatic offices in Colombia

Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Cali

Address: Av. 4 Norte No. 4N, 46 Cali - Valle, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) 2 661 4428 / (+57) 2 667 3015

Fax: (+57) 2 667 5233


Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 08.00-11.00 and 14.00-17.00

Details: Lilian Helena Jensen - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Cartagena (Colombia)

Address: Sociedad Portuaria de Cartagena S.A. Barrio Manga, Terminal Maritimo, Direccien Comericial Bloque Administrativo, 2do piso Cartagena Colombia

Phone: (+57) 5 650 2232

Fax: (+57) 5 650 2239


Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00

Details: Mr Manuel Giovanni Benedetti Rodriguez - Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Medellin

Address: Calle 16 A sur No. 30-53, El Poblado, Medellin, ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: (+57) 4 314 1338

Fax: (+57) 4 313 2729


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 08.00-12.00

Details: Mr Gustavo Alberto Molina - Honorary Consul

Embassy of Sweden, Bogota Distrito Capital

Address: Calle 72 No. 5-83, Edificio Avenida de Chile, piso 8, Bogota D.C., ColombiaCheck on map

Phone: +57) 1 325 61 00

Fax: (+57) 1 325 61 01



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00

Details: Marie Andersson de Fruos - Ambassador

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

Country Specific Info

Travel info for Sweden