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A large country in Scandinavia which has Stockholm as its capital. It shares land borders with Norway and Finland.

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Free parking outside Stockholm (park-and-ride, infartsparkering)

Where can I find free parking as close to the center of Stockholm as possible? I'm traveling Sweden by car. By all accounts, it's probably impossible to find free parking in Stockholm. Stockholm has a ...
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How far can I travel outside Stockholm with unlimited 24-hour TravelCard (Map)?

I'd like to buy a (time-based) unlimited Travel Card for the public transport system in Stockholm, Sweden. But it's unclear exactly how far around the center of Stockholm that this card will be valid ...
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Staying after residency permit expires - Sweden [closed]

My residency permit for Sweden expires on the 17th of June, but I am wanting to stay for longer after this date. Can I utilise the 90 day rule from the 17th and on, or do I have to leave Sweden on ...
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Schengen visa Sweden, applied short term visiting family or friend. Can I still do remote work during weekdays?

To give an overall idea. I am planning to meet my friend who's residing in Sweden (non-EU). He has all sort of documents like work permit, accommodation agreement and all. My whole itinerary will be ...
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Tax Free shopping in Sweden departing from Copenhagen with a stopover in Helsinki

I want to use global blue tax free shopping in Sweden, but the goods should be presented to the customs officer when leaving the country. How to do this in practice as passport will be checked in ...
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What does "I30 SEK" mean?

I noticed this sign: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Astrid_Lindgrens_World_Entrance.JPG The "40 SEK" part makes sense. It means 40 Swedish kronor to park. But then it ...
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Can you be denied entry to Schengen zone if you hold a valid D visa?

Only reason I'm asking this question is that I want to fly home to the US to visit family in early February, but my current D visa (Spain) expires mid-March. I am approved for a residence permit in ...
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Traveling in Schengen before and after expiry of Swedish residence permit

I entered the Schengen area on my visa free (Canadian) passport and stayed for two months in Schengen countries, and applied for a temporary residence permit in Sweden to extend my total stay in ...
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As a Swedish traveller travelling to the USA, what and when will I need to provide to prove that I'm fully vaccinated and tested?

I will be travelling from Sweden directly to the USA under the current travel restrictions. I understand that at the moment, this requires you to be fully vaccinated. What's not clear however is how I ...
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The name of parents in my passport do not match the names in their passport. What is the process for visitor visa to travel to Sweden (Schengen)?

I am from India and currently working and staying in Sweden with a permanent residence permit. Due to clerical mistakes and mistakes in translating the names from local language to English, the names ...
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Visitor's stay prolongation refusal: deportation or just a refusal?

If I would like to apply to extend my current stay in Sweden (I do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area), so that I thus request a visitor permit while inside Sweden to stay beyond the standard ...
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Can I fly to Stockholm from Copenhagen if I'm from the UK?

There's currently an entry ban from non-EEA countries into Sweden. It's due to expire on the 31st October, but it has been extended before and I find it likely that it will be extended again. If I'm ...
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Is it possible to exchange a 500 euro bill in Sweden?

Just yesterday I went to a Forex bank branch (as I thought no other bank dealt with cash in Sweden) in an attempt to exchange a few 500 euro bills for kronas. And I could not, and the clerk said that ...
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Medical exam for student visa in Sweden

I'm currently visiting Sweden, and I need to undergo a medical exam to finalize my application for a student visa for Cyprus (namely, the needed checkups are tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, C, ...
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Sending resumes in Sweden while being a visitor there

I have been sending resumes to various companies, including to those located in Sweden, while living outside of Sweden. Now I'm planning to take a trip to Sweden for a short while, not to work, but ...
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Can NOK and SEK be used interchangeably in the border regions?

In the past, when CAD and USD were in parity, places near the border had both coins circulated mixed together, that when I paid with CAD banknote I would very often receive changes with CAD and USD ...
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Do Indian citizens residing in Malaysia need entry permit to enter Sweden after Swedish work permit is approved? [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen working and residing in Malaysia. I am moving to Sweden for a job. I remember that when I moved to Malaysia from India I got a single entry visa to enter Malaysia because Indian ...
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Buying tickets and finding the train station at the Copenhagen airport [duplicate]

Soon I will have to travel to Malmö, Sweden by train from the Copenhagen airport. However, it will be my first time at the Copenhagen airport and I have no clue what to do. So I was wondering whether ...
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Covid19 rapid antigen test in Sweden for foreigners

I am a non-Swedish EU citizen travelling in Sweden. To return to my home country, I require a negative Covid19 rapid antigen test. Is it easy got get tested and what are the costs?
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Swedish train operators that allow assembled bikes

Is there an overview of train lines which carry bicycles without having to disassemble them? I traveled by train from Malmö to Gothenburg last year and it was super easy to take the bicycle with me on ...
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Best jacket for Sweden? [closed]

I'm going to do an erasmus in Skovde (Sweden) for 6 months, starting in August, and I'm wondering what kind of jacket would be the best. I don't know if a ski jacket would do the job or if its better ...
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Return to Schengen after rejected temporary visitors permit

This is a very specific question. I apologize for how long and over-detailed it is, but I'm trying to make this as clear as possible. On January 31st 2020 I arrived in Sweden to stay with my now-...
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Proving sibling relationship

My sister's Swedish Visa was refused. My elder brother is a Swedish citizen and wanted to sponsor her, but the embassy said there is no proof that they are siblings, despite the fact that they bear ...
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Leaving Sweden with a different passport?

Can I leave Sweden in August (by plane to Spain), showing my Argentinean valid passport even though I entered Sweden with a Spanish passport? Or is it that they won't let me board the plane? I have ...
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Travel to other EU countries for my work when my work permit visa is in process in Sweden

I have applied work permit visa application in Sweden. I finished my MS in Sweden in January 2020. My employer is registered in Sweden. For the job requirement I need to travel to Germany, but my ...
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Can you bring an e-scooter on-board MTRX trains?

I've looked through the page about luggage at their website but there's no mentioning of e-scooters. Does anyone know if they're allowed?
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Revolut closing account abroad? [closed]

I opened my Revolut account 2 years ago in the UK (at that time it was only for residents in the UK). I moved last year to Sweden to study… I never informed Revolut. My problem is that my passport ...
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Mosquito season in Swedish Lapland

This summer I want to hike along the Kungsleden, a trail in Swedish Lapland. The trail cross wet forests and swamps and I have read that in these places mosquitos and other insects are a nightmare ...
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

I've heard that in Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg), you can only pay for public transportation by credit/debit card, or an app on your phone. As an electronic payment hater, is it possible to travel ...
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When is FlixTrain coming to Sweden?

As one who is travelling between Gothenburg and Stockholm all the time I can't wait for the FlixTrains to arrive. The service was supposed to be launched early this year but I haven't heard anything ...
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Should you sit in the back or the front of Swedish taxis?

In most American movies the passengers sit in the back. Is this also the case in Sweden or is it fine to sit in the front passenger seat? Also, the typical London taxi doesn't even have a front ...
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Declaring items from US (snacks, etc.) when flying to Denmark and travelling to Sweden from there?

So as the title states, I'm wondering how it works if I were to bring some snacks (mostly chips/crisps, drinks, candy) from the US all the way back to Sweden. This is my first trip flying, so I'm ...
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Are there specific hours when Kiruna airport is open or is it open 24/7?

I'm going to be in Kiruna, Sweden. I will arrive to the town late and I have a flight at 6 am. It does not make sense to me to book hotel for a couple of hours. Are there specific hours when Kiruna ...
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Validity of Schengen Visa after first visit [duplicate]

I have a valid Schengen visa which was used for a business trip to Sweden in Oct 2019. It's valid upto 1 year and is a type 'C' visa with multiple entries allowed. Now, I want to visit Italy(maximum ...
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When does Scandinavian Mountains Airport open?

I remember drawing Sälen Trysil Airport on Google Maps back when it was called that, but since then the airport (then an airstrip) has been converted into an international airport. When does it open ...
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Do you need an IDP for Lebanese drivers licenses in Sweden?

The Lebanese drivers license is in Arabic and French, and the Swedish passport is in Swedish, English and French. French is a 3rd language of many Swedes and our king is French. Do you need an IDP ...
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How to use a hotel voucher on a charter trip?

I and a friend decided to book a charter/package trip with flight, hotel and transfer included. I've only booked the cheap flight seats from these company for like 20€/return and this is my first ...
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Airport transfer from Stockholm-Arlanda to the central station [duplicate]

My flight to stockholm Arlanda (ARN) lands at 00:40. I booked a transfert from the airport to my hotel: Stockholm Arlanda --> Flygbussarna Kista --> Central station I would like to know if transport ...
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Does Swedish airport security check your phone?

One has heard of countries where you should remove the PIN code of your phone when passing through airport security. Does this also apply to Sweden?
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Can I buy SL Access card with Credit Card?

As sweden is 'cashless', I am wondering if I can avoid currency exchanges altogether by purchasing (and topping up) the SL access card with my credit card. Is it possible? Or should I fetch some cash ...
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Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?

I am planning a short trip to northern Europe (time is scarce), and have 2 days for Stockholm. I probably have time for just one museum, and the Vasa Museum is by far the #1 most recommended museum in ...
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Do we require a transit visa for a connecting flight in Sweden? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen and I'm travelling from London to India through a connecting flight in Stockholm, Sweden. Do I need to have a Transit Sweden visa to catch my connecting flight?
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Can I travel to Sweden from Denmark for a day with a single entry visa then head back to Denmark without any issues?

I am very new to this so please forgive me if I make any errors in stating my case. I recently received my Schengen type C Visa from Denmark. My wife and I along with some friends will be staying ...
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Chile to Sweden without a visa

Okay so I've been to Chile a few times and there have never been a problem, I simply go there, fill a paper out on the plane there, get some kind of small receipt/paper that I can stay for 90 days ...
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Can I fly between Sweden and Germany without an ID card? [duplicate]

I'll be flying from Sweden to Germany, and back, so within the Schengen area. Only problem is that the only form of ID I have is an expired national identity card from Sweden. I am a Swedish citizen. ...
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Do I need an IDP in Sweden?

I'm a 23 old guy from Saudi Arabia, I will be in Sweden this August, I'm looking to rent a car from Malmo to go to Denmark, anyhow my friend says that since my Saudi license is in English I won't need ...
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

I will be flying from Tampa, laying over in London (Gatwick airport), then on my way to Sweden (Arlanda airport). I was wondering what to expect regarding Customs and Immigration. I will be flying ...
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How do I spend money in Sweden and Denmark? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark for holidays in a couple weeks. I live in the US and have a Bank of America bank account and debit card. I will be spending money in ...
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Minor traveling without parents from USA to Sweden

My 15 year old daughter will be visiting Sweden and Denmark in July accompanied by her grandparents. Airlines is SAS. Does she need a minor authorization travel document? I thought it would be a good ...
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