Australian Embassy
Finland and Latvia
Australian Ambassador H.E. Mr Bernard Philip

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not taking public appointments at this time. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Sweden

Message from the Ambassador

Australians in Sweden, Finland and Latvia

In these challenging times, the Australian Embassy in Stockholm remains available if you are in urgent need of assistance.

If you require emergency passport or consular services or need to travel urgently, please contact the Embassy on +46 8 613 2900 during business hours to discuss your situation and for further advice.

You can also email us at

Outside business hours, please call DFAT’s Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS on +61 421 269 080.

Events are moving rapidly – we provide our best advice to you through Smartraveller. We will also provide updates via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Again, if you are in need of urgent assistance, please contact the Embassy on the number or email address above. 

Bernard Philip
Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Finland and Latvia

Travel Advice

We advise you not to travel at this time. If you're overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so by commercial means as soon as possible. We know this is getting harder in many places. Monitor the media for information on latest developments.

For more information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit Smartraveller's COVID-19 and travel information.

For country travel advice, visit:

Advice for Australians living, working or studying overseas

If you’re a long-term overseas-based Australian, you need to consider the accessibility and quality of health care and whether you have the support systems you’d need if you got sick or had to spend an extended period somewhere. Depending on where you are, you might find your freedom to move heavily restricted and borders difficult to cross.  

If you decide to remain overseas, wherever you are, you should:

  • Follow the advice of local authorities, particularly regarding any self-isolation or social distancing guidance or rules
  • Take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • Read and subscribe to Smartraveller for the latest information and advice. (You can also subscribe to critical updates by SMS)
  • Stay in touch with family and friends. Let them know where you are and that you’re OK.
  • Read our information about COVID-19 and consular assistance – there are some useful contacts in there should you need them.

COVID-19: Useful information