Scoliosis Research Society presents

SRS 57th Annual Meeting

SRS 57th Annual Meeting


Travel During COVID-19

For travel requirements, alerts, and considerations, please view the CDC’s Travel During COVID-19 webpage and the links below. 

Passports & Visas

To enter Sweden, international travelers are required to have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. A visa is required for the citizens of countries that do not have visa-exempt agreements with Sweden. U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Sweden if the visit is 90 days or less.

Please contact your local Sweden Consulate to learn more about visa acquisition.

Letters of Invitation

For many participants, letters of invitation help smooth the visa process. We wish to support international attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation; however, in order to receive a letter of invitation, SRS must be assured that you plan to attend the meeting if your travel request is granted.

Individuals that require an invitation letter to obtain a visa in order to attend the meeting must:

  1. Register for the in-person meeting.
  2. Request a Letter of Invitation by emailing the information below to the SRS Meetings Team at
    • Full Name and Designation
    • Company/Institution
    • Address
    • City
    • Country
    • Passport Number (only if required)

The letter of invitation does not financially obligate SRS organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the embassy/consulate. The meeting organizers cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied. Due to the costs involved, we cannot send letters of invitation via express mail services.

Arriving in Stockholm

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is 37 km north of Stockholm and is little more than a two-hour flight away from major European cities like London and Paris, with direct flight connections from 150 destinations.

ARN is located approximately 19 minutes by train (Arlanda Express) to Stockholm City Centre. From the Arlanda Express Central Station, the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre and headquarter hotels (Radisson Blu Waterfront and Radisson Blu Royal Viking) are a 3–5-minute walk. Other various forms of transportation are also available including taxis, ride-shares, and busses.


A special discount for the Arlanda Express Train will be offered to all registered attendees. More information and how to book will be provided and made available in July

Arlanda Express Timetables can be found here.


Exact fares depend on final destination. Always ask your taxi driver before you start your trip about what price is in effect

Taxi Pickup Zones:
Terminal 2 and 5

Free price setting applies to taxi rides in Sweden since the taxi market is deregulated


Ride-Share App companies, Uber and Free Now operate in Stockholm. Reservations must be made online.



In September, Stockholm will be transitioning into the fall, the average high-temperature is 60°F (49°C), and the average low-temperature is 16°F (10°C). The climate is considered to be a Humid Continental climate with an average humidity in September of 88% and an average of 8 rain days.

Time Zone

Stockholm will be in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) during the Annual Meeting, which is four (4) hours ahead US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and one (1) hour behind Greenwich Mean Time, GMT-1


Sweden operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz (Type C or F plug type), compared to the standard United States 120 volts (Type A or B Electrical plugs). For more information, click here.

  • Type C = Two (2) round pins
  • Type F = Two (2) round pins with two (2) early clips on the side