In the Event of an Emergency

What can the Embassy do for Swedish citizens in a crisis situation such as a natural catastrophe, emergency or a tragedy brought on by humans?

Please note that the Embassy of Sweden has no role in evacuations or rescue operations as these matters are solely handled by American authorities. However, if you have a personal emergency call the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC at (202) 467-2600 and follow the instructions.

In the U.S. many catastrophic situations are caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. In the southern parts of the country storms and hurricanes occur frequently during the fall from September to November.

For weather related crises, visit these websites first:

There are also a number of websites which will help you prepare for emergencies:

Please be advised that, depending upon where a catastrophe occurs, you might actually find yourself closer to one of the more than thirty Swedish consulates throughout the United States than to the Embassy itself. In such a case, please contact that consulate for information.

To avoid unnecessary searches, and to reduce the worry among your family and friends in Sweden, the Embassy advises all Swedish travelers in the U.S. to immediately contact your loved ones back home and let them know what your situation is.