Here you will find important tips and useful information for Sweden.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online.
Mainly cashless payment.
Local currency / ISO Code
Swedish krona SEK
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
We recommend carrying only small amounts of cash. Cash payments are often not possible in Sweden. In this country, card payments are usual even for smallest amounts.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Valid passport or valid ID, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds card for stays up to 3 months.
Regional consular center for the Nordic Countries
Stockholm, Valhallavägen 64
Tel.: +46 8 676 79 00
9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 14.00/16.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Headlights must be on even during the day.
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.2 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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English and German
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
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