Sweden international travel guide

Landscape view of Sweden

Sweden πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

Sweden is part of Europe with main city at Stockholm. It's usually 🌀️ -6.94 °C in Sweden with a rainfall of 🌧 48.50 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Sweden. Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps. In Sweden you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Swedish Krona. The languages spoken are Swedish. Automatic teller machines are common in Sweden. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

The Swedish Government has extended its ban on foreigners entering Sweden until 31 August, unless they are travelling from European Economic Area (EEA) member states, the UK or Switzerland. From 4 July, Sweden is also allowing entry to residents of several other countries. Global travel continues to be impacted by COVID-19 and remains unpredictable. Your plans may be disrupted at short notice. Be aware of the risks of travelling at this time and make informed decisions by regularly checking the advice of local authorities. WeΒ advise: Do not travel to Sweden.

issued date: July 9, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Sweden uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Swedish

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Sweden uses the Swedish krona (symbol: kr), code SEK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 kronor. Krona is subdivided into 100 ΓΆres. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 kronor.

πŸ’³ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Sweden (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Sweden. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Sweden. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Sweden is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 125.89 SEK, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Tre), Tele2, Telenor or Telia. Sweden uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sweden upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Sweden, dial +, then 46 (the country code for Sweden), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Sweden, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 8 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Sweden you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 020 38 38 38 (Falck) or 020-100 100 (Viking). For general news on Sweden's traffic use Trafikverket. Most popular petrol stations in Sweden are Circle K, St1, Shell, OKQ8 and Preem. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called bensin or Blyfri (95/98). Petrol costs about 13.29 SEK per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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