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Football Travel Advice

Travel advice for August football games in Sweden

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


3 football teams are coming over to play in Sweden from the UK this week.

  • Manchester United v AIK at Friends Arena, Solna on Tues 6th August. Kick off at 19:30

  • Celtic FC v IF Elfsborg Wednesday 7th Aug at Borås Arena. Kick off at 19:45

  • Swansea City v Malmö FF on Thursday 8th Aug at Swedbank arena, Malmö. Kick off at 19:00

If you are planning to come to Sweden to watch any of these games, please check out this travel advice first:

Passports, Visas and Travel Insurance

British citizens do not need visas to enter Sweden. Your passport should be in good condition and remain valid for the duration of your stay in Sweden. Full travel insurance is recommended. You should also bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC card will give you access to Swedish health care if you have an accident or suddenly become ill. You will receive the necessary state-provided medical healthcare for a reduced cost.

In Case of Emergency

If your British passport is lost or stolen or if you need consular assistance whilst in Sweden, please contact the British Embassy in Stockholm for advice.

Embassy Website

Skarpögatan 6-8 115 93 Stockholm Tel: 0046 8 671 3000 (or 08-671 3000 from a local phone)

Visits to the consular section by appointments only. The consular telephone lines are open Mon-Fri 9-11am.

Please note that if your passport is lost or stolen and if you need an emergency passport, you will need to book an appointment with the Embassy and bring with you the following:

  • 1 passport photograph
  • Police report
  • Travel itinerary or flight tickets
  • Photo ID
  • The fee of 1020SEK (Payable by Visa /MC or local currency)

Useful Info in Sweden

The number for the emergency services in Sweden is: 112. For non urgent police matters: 114 14.

Sweden’s offical website for tourism and travel information.

Note that the tourist season attracts pickpockets and bag-snatchers in crowded areas. Keep your personal belongings, including passports and money, secure. You should also keep an eye on luggage, including in the overhead baggage compartment, when travelling on trains to and from the airport. There has been an increase in incidents where belongings have gone missing.

As well as this advice, check out the travel advice for Sweden on the FCO Website

We wish you a safe trip to Sweden and enjoy the game!

Published 5 August 2013