Sweden travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Sweden with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Sweden.

Sweden travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Sweden with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Sweden - quick facts
Flight time 2 to 4.5 hours
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) Swedish
Currency Swedish Krona
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Sweden?

Considering a holiday to the Sweden? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Sweden weather

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Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

The Sweden weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Stockholm.

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Sweden travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Sweden from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Sweden.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Sweden travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Sweden with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Sweden, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Sweden covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Sweden with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Sweden travel features

Do you want to learn more about Sweden? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Sweden.

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Sweden FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Sweden including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Sweden due to Covid-19?

Sweden is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Sweden.

Check out Swedish Public Health Agency for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Sweden?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Sweden. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Sweden from the UK?

The flight time to Sweden from the UK is typically 2 to 4.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Sweden and the UK?

The time difference between Sweden and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Sweden?

The main language spoken in Sweden is Swedish.

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What is the currency in Sweden?

The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK).

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Which plugs are used in Sweden?

Sweden uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Sweden?

They drive on the right side of the road in Sweden.

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