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Fast Facts: Sweden

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

Please see specific entry requirements provided by our partner, VisaHQ.

In general, to travel abroad, U.S. citizens must have a passport which should be valid for at least six months after your return date. Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel.

More information about passports & visas.

What is the weather like?

May through September is the best time to visit Sweden. Take a jacket for cooler nights and higher elevations and an umbrella for drizzles.

Check out the current weather conditions in Sweden.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements or advisories.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

In Sweden, the currency is the krona. Please review the current exchange rate for the the krona.

Are tips & service charges customary?

In restaurants, the tip is included under the heading “MOMS”. For exceptional service, tip an extra 5-10%.

What are the items I should shop for?

Items to look for in Sweden are crystal and glass, amber, stamps, stainless-steel cutlery, coins, knitted sweaters, furniture, silver and gold jewelry, woodwork, and rya rugs. In Lapland, look for Sami art and handicrafts.

What are the voltage requirements?

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.