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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
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Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

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Latest News: Authorities extend warning against nonessential travel to non-EU countries until at least 1 July; exempts seven countries (Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) from list beginning 1 June (The Local, 25.05.2021).

International Restrictions:

*From within the EU:

Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Sweden until 31 May 2021.

Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions specified hereafter.

Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP

Children aged 17 and under are exempted.

The following information must appear on the certificate:

  • name of the person who has been tested
  • date/time of the test
  • type of test
  • the test result
  • Issuer of the certificate

The information must be clearly stated in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish.

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

If you got tested before your departure for Sweden, you do not have to get tested again in connection with your arrival, but you should still get tested 5 days after your arrival.

Is a quarantine required?

A quarantine is not required.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.

Find out more:
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se
International travel restrictions - Krisinformation.se

Documents you need to travel in Europe

Health cover for temporary stays *Transit:

As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

*From Third Countries:

The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 May 2021.
A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. Since February 2021 it also includes a requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for entry into Sweden. The ban includes certain exemptions.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test, or be exempt from the test requirement.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

Entry to Sweden from the UK is subject to the same rules that apply to other third countries outside the EU/EEA area. In practice, this means that an entry ban and the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for people arriving from the UK will remain in effect, with certain exemptions.

British citizens and their family members who have applied for residence status are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Find out more:
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se

Internal Restrictions:

*Travel in Sweden: The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel. However, there are temporary recommendations which include keeping your distance, avoiding public transport and crowded areas. Public gatherings are limited to eight people. Check guidance for more information. Individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to COVID-19. The Swedish Public Health Agency advises that it is important for everyone to maintain physical distance from other people, both while travelling and at the destination. Public transport is in operation, but frequency and capacity may be limited. From 7 January 2021 the Swedish Public Health agency recommends face masks on public transport.

*Public spaces and services: There has been a widespread increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Sweden. National local recommendations are in place. Check guidance for more information. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than eight people with four allowed to sit together inside restaurants. There are also legal restrictions on the number of people allowed in premises such as shops and gyms etc. The government encourages working from home. The Public Health Agency recommends facemasks on public transport from 7 January 2021.

*Accommodation: Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.


Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 March 2020 to TBD

18 March: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. In force from 18 April until 30 June 27 May: Decision of the 21 regions in Sweden to be responsible for planning, coordinating and to make sure the testing of Covid-19 are carried out in a robust way for for the risk groups 1-3. https://skr.se/tjanster/press/nyheter/nyhetsarkiv/regionernabeslutaromansvarforprovtagning.33298.html (info only in Swedish) 27 June: The Public Health Agency has been tasked by Government to support local/regional active contact tracing. More details will be provided in the following weeks. 1 July. New law concerning measures for reducing spread of infections at restaurants, cafes and bars. They are now responsible for adopting measures for reducing covid-19, but most importantly the municipalities are now responsible to check measures in place and decision for a possible closure if measures are not followed. Previously, the responsibility of restaurant's has been regulated in the Public Health Authority's regulations and general advice (HSLF-FS 2020: 9) to prevent the infection of covid-19. That regulation is replaced by the new law. ( A stronger legal measure) 30 July: The Swedish Public Health Agency recommends that those who have the opportunity to work from home should continue to do so during the autumn 2020 30 July: The Government delegates to the county administrative boards/regional authorities (21) to communicate with the public, municipalities and other relevant actors about recommendations, guidelines and advice concerning covid-19 20 August: The National Board of Health and Welfare https://www.socialstyrelsen.se/om-socialstyrelsen/pressrum/press/ny-statistik-om-aldre-med-covid-19-som-vardats-pa-sjukhus/ has published new statistics on the elderly with covid-19 who have been cared for in hospital. Factsheet https://www.socialstyrelsen.se/globalassets/1-globalt/covid-19-faq/faktablad-statistik-avlidna-sarskilt-boende-hemtjanst-covid19.pdf 20 August: The ban visiting nursing homes will be extended until September 30 and will be further investigated by the Swedish Public Health Agency and the National Board of Health and Welfare, communication by the Government https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2020/08/oversyn-av-besoksforbudet-pa-aldreboenden/ 19 October. (General advice, Regional “consultation power” measure). To facilitate the control of local outbreaks of Covid-19, the Swedish Public Health Agency has decided (13/10) on General advice (legal binding, in Swedish Allmänna råd) that can be apply for a limited time within a geographically defined area. What does it mean? If an outbreak is taking place in a region/local area, the Swedish Public Health Agency may, after consultation with the region's “Public Infection control doctor, in Swedish Smittskyddsläkare”, decide which measures to apply in the region or in a part of a region. Examples of local measures for people are: restrictions for transport, travel, visits to elderly homes, visit to restaurants , gyms or other indoor environments where people gather and if possible, avoid physical contact with people you do not live with. The Swedish Public Health Agency and the regional “Public Infection control doctor” decide in consultation with each other, which measures that should be applied.

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