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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.

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 Japanese diplomatic offices in Sweden

Embassy of Japan in Sweden

Address: Gardesgatan 10, 115 27 SwedenCheck on map

Phone: +46-8-579-353-00

Fax: +46-8-661-8820


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, JapanCheck on map

Phone: +81 3 5562 5050

Fax: +81 3 5562 90 95


Office Hours: Monday – Friday 09.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.30

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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