JAPANESE CITIZENS VISITING SWEDEN
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Japanese 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 Japan 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 Japanese 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.
List of Japanese diplomatic offices in Sweden
Embassy of Japan in Sweden
Address: Gardesgatan 10, 115 27 Sweden
Office Hours: Mon-Fri:09.30-12.00, 14.00-16.00
List of Swedish diplomatic offices in Japan
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Sapporo
Address: c/o Hokkaido Mail, Transportation Co. Ltd, Kita 8-jyo Higashi 1-2-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908
Phone: +81 11 711 2730
Fax: +81 11 702 9436
Office Hours: 08.30-12.00, 13.00-17.30
Details: Honorary Consul: Mr. Kinya Kato
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Nagoya
Address: c/o AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd., Higashisakura Bldg. 8F, 1-3-10 Higashisakura, Higashiku, Nagoya City, Aichi 461-8714
Phone: +81 52 973 3137
Fax: +81 52 954 9769
Office Hours: 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00
Details: Honorary Consul: Mr. Kanshiro Toyoda
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Nagano
Address: c/o Yoshida & Co., Ltd., 5-1-18 Nakagosho, Nagano-City, Nagano 380-0935
Phone: +81 26 223 0011
Fax: +81 26 235 5507
Office Hours: 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Kobe
Address: 4-2-18 Sakaemachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-City 650-0023
Phone: +81 78 351 7695
Fax: +81 78 351 0880
Office Hours: 09.40-12.00 and 13.00-16.40
Details: Honorary Consul: Mr. Naoya Wada
Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
Address: 1-10-3-100 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
Phone: +81 3 5562 5050
Fax: +81 3 5562 90 95
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 09.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.30
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Area: 449,964 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krona (SEK)
Calling Code: +46
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