Money & duty free for Sweden

Exchange rates:

Swedish Krona
C$1 = kr7.07
€1 = kr9.19
£1 = kr11.61
US$1 = kr6.99

Currency & Money

Currency information

Swedish Krona (SEK; symbol kr) = 100 öre. Notes are in denominations of kr1,000, 500, 100, 50 and 20. Coins are in denominations of kr10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50 öre.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all widely accepted, although it should be noted that most shops and restaurants require ID when paying with a credit card. ATMs are widely available and can be used with most international bank cards, although it’s worth bearing in mind that you may incur a small charge. Personal cheques are no longer used, while traveller's cheques can be cashed at most banks.

ATM

ATMs are widely available.

Travellers cheques

Traveller’s cheques are widely accepted, although you can expect a nominal fee to be levied when paying with them. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, visitors are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. However, if you’re planning to only be in Sweden, traveller’s cheques in Swedish krone are the cheapest option.

Banking hours

Banks are open Mon-Wed and Fri 0815-1530. On Thursdays, banking hours are slightly longer, running from 0815-1800. In larger cities such as Gothenburg, Malmo and Stockholm, some banks have longer opening hours and are open at weekends.

Currency restriction

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling from or to a country outside the European Union.

Currency exchange

Currency can be converted at FOREX foreign exchange agencies; these are found in major cities, airports and ferry terminals.

Sweden duty free

Sweden is within the European Union. If you are travelling from the UK, you are entitled to buy fragance, skincare, cosmetics, champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs - all at tax-free equivalent prices.

If you are travelling from within the EU, there is no limit on the amount or value of goods you may import, providing your goods are for personal consumption.

If you are arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Sweden without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.
• Other goods up to the value of Kr4,300 for air and sea travellers and Kr3,000 for other travellers.

You must be at least 20 years old to import alcohol and 18 years old to import tobacco.

Banned imports

Unlicensed firearms and ammunition, meat and dairy products from outside the EEA, and medicines and narcotics (unless prescribed).

Banned exports

Unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

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