Visa requirements for Swedish citizens
are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed
on citizens of Sweden. In 2015, Swedish citizens had visa-free or visa on
arrival access to 172 countries and territories, ranking the Swedish
passport 2nd in the world. Visa requirements map
Visa requirements Territories
Visa requirements for Swedish citizens for visits to various territories,
disputed areas and restricted zones: Europe
Abkhazia — Visa required. Mount Athos — Special permit required.
There is a visitors’ quota: maximum 100 Orthodox and 10 non-Orthodox per day and
women are not allowed. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park —
visa-free for 3 days; must first obtain an electronic pass.
Crimea — Visa issued by Russia is required.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus — Visa free access for 3 months. ID Card
valid. UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus — Access Permit
is required for travelling inside the zone, except Civil Use Areas.
Gibraltar — Visa not required. ID Card valid
Jan Mayen — permit issued by the local police required for staying for less
than 24 hours and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more
than 24 hours. Kosovo — visa free for 90 days. ID Card
valid Nagorno-Karabakh Republic — Visa
required. Travellers with Nagorno-Karabakh visa or evidence of
travel to Nagorno-Karabakh will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.
South Ossetia — Visa free. Multiple entry visa to Russia and three day prior
notification are required to enter South Ossetia.
Transnistria — Visa free. ID card valid. Registration required after 24h.
Africa British Indian Ocean Territory — special
permit required. Eritrea — visa covers Asmara only; to
travel in the rest of the country, a Travel Permit for Foreigners is
required. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da
Cunha Ascension Island — Entry Permit must be
obtained minimum 28 days in advance. Saint Helena — Visitor’s Pass granted on
arrival valid for 42190 days for 121625 pound sterling.
Tristan da Cunha — Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling for
Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible
Island or Nightingale Islands. Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic —
undefined visa regime. Somaliland — visa required.
Asia Hainan — Visa not required for 15 days.
Hong Kong — Visa not required for 90 days.
India — Protected Area Permit required for whole states of Nagaland and Sikkim
and parts of states Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu and Kashmir,
Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh. Restricted Area Permit required for all of Andaman
and Nicobar Islands and parts of Sikkim. Some of these requirements are
occasionally lifted for a year. Macao — Visa not required for 90 days.
Taiwan — Visa not required for 90 days. Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province —
OIVR permit required and another special permit is required for Lake Sarez.
Tibet Autonomous Region — Tibet Travel Permit required.
Turkmenistan — A special permit, issued prior to arrival by Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, is required if visiting the following places: Atamurat, Cheleken,
Dashoguz, Serakhs and Serhetabat. Korean Demilitarized Zone — restricted
zone. UNDOF Zone and Ghajar — restricted
zones. Caribbean and North Atlantic
Anguilla — Visa not required for 3 months.
Aruba — Visa not required for 30 days. Bermuda — Visa not required.
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba — Visa not required for 3 months.
British Virgin Islands — Visa not required.
Cayman Islands — Visa not required for 6 months.
Colombia — Visitors arriving at San Andrés and Leticia must buy tourist
cards on arrival. Curacao — Visa not required for 3
months. Montserrat — Visa not required for 6
months. Puerto Rico — Visa not required under
the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years. ESTA
required. Sint Maarten — Visa not required for 3
months. ID Card valid if arriving at L’Espérance Airport in the French part
of the island Turks and Caicos Islands — Visa not
required for 90 days. U.S. Virgin Islands — Visa not required
under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2
years. ESTA required. Oceania
American Samoa — Visa required. Ashmore and Cartier Islands — special
authorisation required. Clipperton Island — special permit
required. Cook Islands — Visa free access for 31
days. Guam — Visa not required under the Visa
Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years. ESTA
required. Niue — Visa on arrival valid for 30 days
is issued free of charge. Pitcairn Islands — 14 days visa free and
landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.
United States Minor Outlying Islands — special permits required for Baker
Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway
Atoll, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island. South Atlantic and Antarctica
Falkland Islands — Visitor Permit valid for 4 weeks is issued on arrival.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — Pre-arrival permit from the
Commissioner required. Antarctica and adjacent islands —
special permits required for British Antarctic Territory, French Southern
and Antarctic Lands, Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic
Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Heard Island and McDonald Islands,
Peter I Island, Queen Maud Land, Ross Dependency.
Arab League — Certain countries will deny access to holders of Israeli visas
or passport stamps of Israel, because of the Arab League boycott of Israel.
Vaccination Many African countries, including
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire,
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,
Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all
incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of
Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the
passenger is coming from an infected area.
Passport validity Many countries require passport validity
of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.
Countries requiring passport validity of at least 6 months on arrival include
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Cambodia, Comoros, Côte
d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq,
Israel, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar,
Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri
Lanka, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, countries requiring passport validity of at least
4 months on arrival include Micronesia, Zambia, countries requiring passport
validity of at least 3 months on arrival include Georgia, Honduras, Iceland,
Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Nauru, Panama, United Arab Emirates and
countries requiring passport validity of at least 1 month on arrival include
Eritrea, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand, South Africa. Other countries require
either a passport valid on arrival or passport valid throughout the period of
intended stay. Non-ordinary passports
Holders of Swedish diplomatic passports have additional visa-free access to
Russia. Holders of diplomatic or service passports of any country have visa-free
access to Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe.
Right to consular protection in non-EU countries
When in a non-EU country where there is no Swedish embassy, Swedish citizens as
EU citizens have the right to get consular protection from the embassy of
any other EU country present in that country.
See also Visa requirements for the European Union
citizens Swedish passport
Visa policy of Sweden References