Thousands expired

Police call on Swedes to renew their passports to avoid rush

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  • Swedish police say that there were 600,000 fewer passport applications this year compared to the same four-month period in 2020.
  • They expect long waiting times for renewals when people wishing to travel later this summer realise their passports have expired.
  • "We tell the public to make an application as soon as possible, if you are planning to travel or not," says Police Superintendent Per Engström to Radio Sweden.