VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period*

Note:

* Visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
Holders of an emergency travel document in transit require a visa, unless they are in transit by air and do not leave the international zone of the airport

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Starting from 20 September 2021, the Swedish Government has decided to reintroduce an entry ban to the Kingdom of Sweden for the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, regardless of the vaccination certificate or past illness.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

A condition for entry of the citizens of the Republic of Serbia into the Kingdom of Sweden, as well as to other EU countries, is to hold a travel document issued in the last ten years, which must be valid for at least three months after the planned date of departure from the territory of Sweden. The travellers who do not meet these criteria will be returned from the border.

On 12 November 2015, owing to the increased migration flow, the Kingdom of Sweden introduced temporary control of land borders (road traffic) with the Kingdom of Denmark. This measure is still in force.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia holding biometric passports do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days in a 180-day period. The visa-free regime does not apply to the holders of travel documents issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia ― Coordination Directorate, in which case visa is obtained at the diplomatic–consular mission of the Kingdom of Sweden.

When travelling to the Kingdom of Sweden, it is mandatory to have health insurance and sufficient funds (50 euros per day of stay).

Owing to the increased number of persons who abused the right to seek asylum in the Kingdom of Sweden, there are now increased control measures when entering the Kingdom of Sweden. The Swedish authorities apply the EU Directive on a temporary ban on entry to the Kingdom of Sweden from one to five years for persons who violate the right to seek asylum.

Citizens of non-EU countries may bring in the following items into the Kingdom of Sweden, duty-free:

• 1 litre of strong alcoholic drink (more than 22% alcohol) or 2 litres of wine or liqueur (more than 15%, but less than 22% alcohol),

• 2 litres of wine (maximum 15% alcohol),

• 3 litres of beer,

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco,

• Funds for personal use – i.e. the amount of 50 euros or 500 Swedish kronas per day of stay in the Kingdom of Sweden.

Travellers bringing medicines for personal use into the country must declare them when crossing the border and enclose a medical report and prescription. Intake of certain medicine which contains opiates is strictly regulated (with medical documentation, depending on the type, they may be brought into the country in quantities sufficient for maximum five days, or three weeks).

For more information on the conditions for bringing in medicine intended for personal use, as well as other personal items, can be found on the Customs website: www.tullverket.se.

For more information on the types of medicines, contact the Medical Products Agency: http://www.lakemedelsverket.se.

Laws regulating the import and export of pets and a list of required vaccinations can be found on the Swedish Board of Agriculture website: www.јordbruksverket.se.

More information on the conditions of residence in the Kingdom of Sweden can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency website: www.migrationsverket.se.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

The Convention on Social Security between the SFRY and the Kingdom of Sweden signed on 30 March 1978 (International Agreements No. 12/1979), regulates the exercise of the right to payment of pensions acquired in the Republic of Serbia and in the Kingdom of Sweden.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

TRANSPORT – The most important airports are:

• Stockholm Arlanda – transfer between the airport and Stockholm (distance 44 km) is possible by bus and train, Arlanda Express: www.arlanda.se and www.flygbussarna.se,

• Stockholm Skavsta (80 km from Stockholm, near the town of Nyköping) is used by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizz Air,

• Stockholm Bromma (about 30 km from Stockholm) is used by low-cost companies,

• Stockholm Västerås (about 100 km from Stockholm) is used for international flights to Copenhagen and London,

• Gothenburg Landvetter, located about 20 km from the centre of Gothenburg,

• Gothenburg City Airport (about 14 km from the centre of Gothenburg) is used by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Wizz Air and German Wings,

• Malmö – ­Sturup (30 km from Malmö) is an airport for domestic and low-cost flights.

For those traveling to the south of the Kingdom of Sweden, Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (Denmark) is suitable because it is located on an island between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmö (Kingdom of Sweden) and is connected by rail to both cities.

Most airports can be reached by Flygbussarna Airport Coaches (www.flugbussarna.se). Tickets can be purchased online or from a driver, and payment can be made only with a bank card, not in cash.

The largest Swedish port is Gothenburg. The most important ferry lines (Viking, Silja, Tallink), connecting the Baltic countries, have their ports in Stockholm as well. The south of the country is connected by ferry lines with the surrounding countries. The Kingdom of Sweden has a developed railway network. The connection of the cities is very good. Train tickets can be reserved via www.sj.se.

The Kingdom of Sweden has a developed and high quality road network.

To drive a passenger vehicle, travellers need to have an international driver's licence. No green card is required.

While driving, travellers must turn on the lights, as well as fasten seat belts on all seats.

Serious traffic offences are driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and using a mobile phone while driving. Fines or imprisonment may be imposed for these violations.

A ride in public transport (metro, bus, tram, city ferry lines) is paid with a card that can be purchased at metro stations, on newsstands or in shops at metro stations. A travel card can be topped up with individual payments, or daily, weekly or monthly tickets. For more information on the type, price and validity of tickets, go to: www.sl.se.

OTHER INFORMATION – The Swedish national currency is the Swedish krona (SEK).

For more information on the current value ​​of the Swedish krona, go to http://www.forex.se/ and http://www.x-change.se/, where travellers can find addresses and information about the opening hours of exchange offices. A commission is charged when exchanging currencies in the Kingdom of Sweden. The Kingdom of Sweden plans to completely abolish the use of cash in payments, so almost all hotels, an increasing number of restaurants and many shops do not accept cash, and payment is only possible with a payment card or electronically.

During the winter period (from 1 December through February), temperatures can reach -15 degrees Celsius. In the north of the country, temperatures can be significantly lower. For weather forecast, go to: www.klart.se.

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in the Kingdom of Sweden, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm (address: Hantverkargatan 26 / III, 112 21 Stockholm), at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 46 8 218 436, 00 46 8 247 748, 00 46 8 218 482, 00 46 8 218 485, or e-mails: serbiaemb@telia.comkonzul.rs@telia.comserbiaemb.consular1@telia.com.