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Airlines Updates

Published on 07.09.2020
SAS resumes Washington service from mid-Sep 2020

Published on 21.08.2020
SAS adds A320neo domestic Norway service in August 2020

05.08.2020 SAS during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European service, as the airline moves from peak summer season to fall in mid-August 2020. Information is based on 02AUG20’s OAG schedules listing.

Note the effective date on frequency changes and service resumption listed from 16AUG20, is based on the week of 16AUG20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, including last minute changes.

Bergen – Alesund eff 17AUG20 6 weekly
Bergen – Trondheim 17 weekly (23 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Aalborg 
28 weekly (34 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Aarhus 14 weekly (21 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Alicante 2 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Amsterdam 11 weekly
Copenhagen – Athens 7 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Bergen 14 weekly (20 weekly from 16AUG20, 22 weekly from 23AUG20)
Copenhagen – Berlin Tegel 8 weekly (7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Bologna 1 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Brussels 6 weekly (9 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Chania 4 weekly (3 weekly from 09AUG20, 1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Dublin eff 16AUG20 3 weekly
Copenhagen – Dusseldorf 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Faro 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Frankfurt 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Gdansk 12 weekly
Copenhagen – Geneva 4 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Gothenburg eff 17AUG20 3 weekly
Copenhagen – Hamburg 11 weekly
Copenhagen – Helsinki eff 16AUG20 4 weekly
Copenhagen – London Heathrow 8-10 weekly
Copenhagen – Malaga 7 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Manchester 2 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Munich 4 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Nice 8 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Olbia 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Oslo 35 weekly (40 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Palanga 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Palma Mallorca 8 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Paris CDG eff 16AUG20 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Pisa 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Pula 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Reykjavik Keflavik 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Rome 7 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Split 7 weekly (1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Stavanger 14 weekly (21 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Stockholm Arlanda 23 weekly (39 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Stuttgart 3 weekly (2 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Thessaloniki 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Trondheim 7 weekly (13 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Vagar/Faroe Islands 7 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Venice 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Copenhagen – Vilnius 6 weekly (12 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Warsaw 3 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Copenhagen – Zurich 6 weekly
Oslo – Aalborg 7 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Aarhus 7 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Alesund 16 weekly (19-20 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Alicante 7 weekly (4 weekly from 09AUG20)
Oslo – Alta 10 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Amsterdam 4 weekly eff 16AUG20 4 weekly
Oslo – Athens 2 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Oslo – Bardufoss 16 weekly (15 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Bergen 41 weekly (42 weekly from 09AUG20, 48 from 16AUG20, 51 from 23AUG20)
Oslo – Berlin Tegel eff 17AUG20 2 weekly
Oslo – Billund 7 weekly (12 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Bodo 34 weekly (33 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Brussels eff 16AUG20 3 weekly
Oslo – Dublin 2 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Edinburgh 2 weekly
Oslo – Frankfurt 4 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Gdansk eff 16AUG20 2 weekly
Oslo – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas 1 weekly
Oslo – Hamburg eff 16AUG20 2 weekly
Oslo – Harstad-Narvik 27 weekly (14 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Haugesund 13 weekly
Oslo – Kirkenes 11 weekly (7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Kristiansand 14 weekly (18 weekly from 16AUG20, 20 weekly from 23AUG20)
Oslo – Kristiansund 12 weekly
Oslo – Kyiv Borispil eff 18AUG20 1 weekly
Oslo – Lakselv 2 weekly
Oslo – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Oslo – Longyearbyen 4 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Malaga 3 weekly
Oslo – Manchester 4 weekly
Oslo – Molde 8 weekly
Oslo – Nice 6 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Oslo – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Oslo – Reykjavik Keflavik 3 weekly
Oslo – Split 5 weekly (3 weekly from 09AUG20, 1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Stavanger 40 weekly (48 weekly from 16AUG20, 50 weekly from 23AUG20)
Oslo – Stockholm Arlanda 17 weekly (18 weekly from 09AUG20, 40 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Tromso 41 weekly (39 weekly from 16AUG20)
Oslo – Trondheim 41 weekly (48 weekly from 16AUG20, 50 weekly from 23AUG20)
Oslo – Zurich 6 weekly (4 weekly from 23AUG20)
Stavanger – Aberdeen 6 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stavanger – Bergen 11 weekly (24 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stavanger – London Heathrow eff 17AUG20 4 weekly
Stavanger – Trondheim eff 17AUG20 15 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Alicante 7 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Amsterdam eff 17AU20 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Angelholm/Helsingborg 12 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Are/Ostersund 6 weekly (7 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Athens 4 weekly (2 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Berlin Tegel 2 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Brussels eff 17AUG20 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Dublin 2 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Faro 1 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Gothenburg 12 weekly (23 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Hamburg eff 21AUG20 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Kalmar 5 weekly (6 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Kiruna 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – London Heathrow 9 weekly (12 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Lulea 24 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malaga 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malmo 11 weekly (23 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Manchester eff 17AUG20 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Milan Linate eff 16AUG20 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Nice 6 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Palma Mallorca 6 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Paris CDG eff 16AUG20 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Rome 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Ronneby eff 23AUG20 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Skelleftea 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Split 7 weekly (1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Sundsvall eff 16AUG20 10 weekly (11 weekly from 23AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Tallinn eff 24AUG20 15 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Thessaloniki 4 weekly (1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Umea 13 weekly (18 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Vilnius eff 24AUG20 11 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Visby 7 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Zurich 4 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20, 6 weekly from 23AUG20)
Tromso – Bodo 12 weekly (17 weekly from 16AUG20)
Tromso – Longyearbyen 3 weekly
Trondheim – Alesund eff 17AUG20 6 weekly
Trondheim – Bodo 12 weekly (17 weekly from 16AUG20)

Published on 22.07.2020
Air Leap delays Stockholm Bromma network expansion to late-Aug 2020

06.07.2020 SAS in recent schedule modified operational schedule for European service for the month of July 2020, up to 19JUL20. As of 03JUL20, planned operation for the period of 01JUL20 – 19JUL20 as follows.

Although timetable listing is not fully updated on/after 20JUL20, the airline already filed changes to its booking inventory. For instance, week of 19JUL20 lists SAS operating 37 weekly flights on Stockholm – Gothenburg route, however only 12 flights available for reservation.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation.

Copenhagen – Aalborg 28 weekly
Copenhagen – Aarhus 14 weekly
Copenhagen – Alicante 2 weekly
Copenhagen – Amsterdam 11 weekly
Copenhagen – Athens 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Bergen 14 weekly
Copenhagen – Berlin Tegel 8 weekly
Copenhagen – Bologna 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Brussels 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Chania 3 weekly
Copenhagen – Dusseldorf 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Faro 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Frankfurt 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Gdansk 12 weekly
Copenhagen – Geneva 4 weekly
Copenhagen – Hamburg 11 weekly
Copenhagen – London Heathrow 6 weekly (12 weekly from week of 13JUL20)
Copenhagen – Malaga 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Manchester eff 13JUL20 5 weekly
Copenhagen – Milan Malpensa 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Munich 4 weekly
Copenhagen – Nice 8 weekly
Copenhagen – Olbia 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Oslo 35 weekly
Copenhagen – Palanga 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Palma Mallorca 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Pisa 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Pula 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Reykjavik Keflavik 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Rome 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Split 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Stavanger 14 weekly
Copenhagen – Stockholm Arlanda 23 weekly
Copenhagen – Stuttgart 3 weekly
Copenhagen – Thessaloniki 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Trondheim 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Vagar/Faroe Islands 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Venice 1 weekly
Copenhagen – Vilnius 6 weekly
Copenhagen – Warsaw 3 weekly
Copenhagen – Zurich 6 weekly
Oslo – Aalborg 7 weekly
Oslo – Aarhus 7 weekly
Oslo – Alesund 16 weekly
Oslo – Alicante 7 weekly
Oslo – Alta 10 weekly
Oslo – Athens 2 weekly
Oslo – Barcelona 1-2 weekly
Oslo – Bardufoss 16 weekly
Oslo – Bergen 42 weekly
Oslo – Billund 7 weekly
Oslo – Bodo 34 weekly
Oslo – Dublin eff 15JUL20 2 weekly
Oslo – Dusseldorf eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Oslo – Edinburgh eff 14JUL20 2 weekly
Oslo – Frankfurt eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Oslo – Gran Canaria 1 weekly
Oslo – Harstad-Narvik 27 weekly
Oslo – Haugesund 13 weekly
Oslo – Kirkenes 11 weekly
Oslo – Kristiansand 14 weekly
Oslo – Kristiansund 12 weekly
Oslo – Lakselv 2 weekly
Oslo – London Heathrow eff 13JUL20 1 daily
Oslo – Longyearbyen 4 weekly
Oslo – Malaga 3-4 weekly
Oslo – Manchester eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Oslo – Molde 8 weekly
Oslo – Nice 4-5 weekly
Oslo – Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Oslo – Reykjavik Keflavik 3 weekly
Oslo – Split 5-6 weekly
Oslo – Stavanger 42 weekly
Oslo – Stockholm Arlanda 18 weekly
Oslo – Tromso 4 weekly
Oslo – Trondheim 44 weekly
Oslo – Zurich eff 11JUL20 3 weekly
Stavanger – Aberdeen 6 weekly
Stavanger – Bergen 11 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Alicante 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Angelholm/Helsingborg 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Are/ostersund 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Athens 3 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Dublin eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Faro 1 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Frankfurt eff 16JUL20 2 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Gothenburg 12 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Helsinki 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Kalmar 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – London Heathrow 8 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Lulea 24 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malaga 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malmo 11 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Milan Malpensa 1 weekly (until 11JUL20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Nice 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Palma Mallorca 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Rome eff 18JUL20 1 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Skelleftea 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Split 4 weekly (1 daily from 13JUL20)
Stockholm Arlanda – Thessaloniki 4 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Umea 13 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Visby 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Zurich eff 17JUL20 2 weekly
Tromso – Bodo 12 weekly
Tromso – Longyearbyen 3 weekly
Trondheim – Bergen 17 weekly
Trondheim – Bodo 12 weekly
Umea – Kiruna 6 weekly

Published on 02.07.2020
Novair July/August 2020 operations as of 28JUN20
TUIfly Nordic July/August 2020 operations as of 28JUN20

17.06.2020
SAS yesterday (16JUN20) announced its planned operation in July 2020. For long-haul route, it includes service resumption on Copenhagen – San Francisco route, effective from 02JUL20. This route will be served twice weekly.

SK935 CPH1205 – 1420SFO EQV 47
SK936 SFO1610 – 1150+1CPH EQV 15

As schedule change remains incomplete, operational aircraft tentatively shows A330/340/350. For July 2020, the airline also operates following long-haul routes:

Copenhagen – Chicago O’Hare 4 weekly
Copenhagen – Newark 5 weekly
04.06.2020 SAS in the last few days updated planned European operation for the month of June 2020. Previously reported on Airlineroute, the airline plans to restore additional 11 routes.

The following is list of planned European operation for the week of 07JUN20.Copenhagen – Aalborg 16 weekly
Copenhagen – Aarhus 11 weekly
Copenhagen – Amsterdam 5 weekly
Copenhagen – Bergen 5 weekly
Copenhagen – Oslo 7 weekly
Copenhagen – Stavanger 5 weekly
Copenhagen – Stockholm Arlanda 7 weekly
Kiruna – Umea 6 weekly
Oslo – Alesund 12 weekly
Oslo – Alicante  weekly
Oslo – Alta 6 weekly
Oslo – Bardufoss 13 weekly
Oslo – Bergen 29 weekly
Oslo – Harstad-Narvik 12 weekly
Oslo – Haugesund 
11 weekly
Oslo – Kirkenes 6 weekly
Oslo – Kristiansand 11 weekly
Oslo – Kristiansund 12 weekly
Oslo – Lakselv 2 weekly
Oslo – Molde 6 weekly
Oslo – Stavanger 29 weekly
Oslo – Stockholm Arlanda 12 weekly
Oslo – Tromso 18 weekly
Oslo – Trondheim 32 weekly
Stavanger – Aberdeen 
5 weekly
Stavanger – Bergen 
16 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Athens 1 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Gothenburg 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Helsinki 10 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Kalmar 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Lulea 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malaga 2 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Malmo 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Skelleftea – Lulea – Stockholm Arlanda 6 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Split 1 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Turku 5 weekly
Stockholm Arlanda – Umea 6 weekly
Tromso – Bodo 
12 weekly
Tromso – Longyearbyen 3 weekly
Trondheim – Bergen 16 weekly
Trondheim – Bodo 
12 weekly

The airline’s planned Stockholm Arlanda – Ängelholm service will be resumed on 15JUN20.

Published on 03.06.2020
Air Leap adds new routes from Stockholm in May/June 2020

Published on 29.05.2020
SAS restores additional European routes in June 2020

Published on 28.05.2020
SAS resumes limited long-haul (CPH-ORD, CPH-EWR) passenger service from June 2020

Published on 27.05.2020
Scandinavian Airlines will resume some of its suspended flights in first half of June

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Sweden
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Sweden.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Sweden,
    • Nationals or residents of a European Union member state, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican, and their family members,
    • Passengers holding a valid visa issued by Sweden,
    • Passengers holding a valid visa with a validity of longer than 3 months issued by a European Union member state, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican,
    • Passengers residing in Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Korea (South), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers who are essential personnel, diplomats or staff of international organisations
    • Passengers travelling for emergency family situations,
    • Passengers travelling for humanitarian reasons,
    • Passengers working with the transport of goods,
    • Passengers who are seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry or horticulture, provided holding authorisation to work in Sweden,
    • Passengers travelling for the purpose of studying.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 June 2020 to TBD

The Public Health Authority cancels the recommendation of unnecessary travel that applies during the covid-19 epidemic, from June 13. Healthy people can travel freely within Sweden during the summer vacation. The new guidelines apply from 13 June. Additional measures during travel applies to keep social distancing and avoid new social contacts.

18 March: Public Health Agency has issued a recommendation to avoid social contact if you have symptoms or are aged over 70.
25 March: Ban on crowding in restaurants, caffes and bars: there may be no crowding between people in lines, at tables, buffets or bar counters in restaurants, caffes and bars. Also, it is recommended that people over the age of 70 should not be allowed to participate in indoor group activities (sport).
1 April: Ban on visits to all elderly homes to prevent the spread of covid-19 disease.
1 April: Further stricture recommendations for restaurants and shops, assuring distant is kept. Sport training and matches should be held outside without risks for infections if not, cancelled. Organisations should cancel meetings. For transport limited no of passengers. People over the age of 70 and risk groups should not go with public transport and reduce social contact.
18 April: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. In force from 18 April until 30 June
26 April: 5 pubs in Stockholm closed due to non respecting rules.
15 June: The ban on visits to the elderly care is extended until 31 August. Announced by government at press conference.
14 July: Clarification on the ban to not visit elderly homes: people tested positive for antibodies are to be exempt from the ban.
30 July: From 1 August, everyone who is resident in Sweden can travel to Denmark if they have what the Danish authorities consider a special reason, or have booked a six nights stay. Further information on Sweden Abroad and the Danish police.
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

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 March 2020 to 15 November 2020

information in English available about restrictions and regulations you need to be aware of if you are planning a stay in Sweden this summer on https://www.krisinformation.se/en/summer
14 March: recommendation to cancel all non-essential trips to all countries. Valid until 16 June
19 March: In response to the European Council and Commission’s recommendation, the Government has decided to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden. The border is partially closed to all countries except EEA + Switzerland
13 May: Extension of the recommendation from unnecessary travel from Sweden to all countries. Valid until July 15, 2020.
14 May: Extension of decision decided to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden. The border is partially closed to all countries except EEA + Switzerland. Valid until 15 June.
4 June: Seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and horticulture are added to the list of people who can be exempted from the entry ban (outside Schengen), decision by the Government.
Extension of decision decided to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden. The border is partially closed to all countries except EEA + Switzerland. Valid until 30 June.
17 June: Update on international travel restriction. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1) cancels from 30 June the recommendation for unnecessary trips to the following countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain. For other countries in the EU, EES and Schengen, the recommendation remains until 15 July 2) For trips to countries outside the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area, the recommendation for unnecessary travel is extended until 31 August 2020.
25 June: Extension of decision decided to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden. The border is partially closed to all countries except EEA + Great Britain, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Valid until 7 July
30 June: Sweden Update under Other international restriction. 30 June Ministry of Foreign Affairs allow travel from Sweden to Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain(earlier communicated 17/6). The decision also applies to Hungary, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City. Valid from 30/6
2 July: Additional extension of the decision to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden. In line with the new EU recommendations on the travel ban, that meant the decision was eased in several respects. The border is partially closed to all countries except EEA + Great Britain and Switzerland. Decision in force from 4 July and valid to 31 Aug 2020.
14 July: Ministry of Foreign Affairs withdraws the recommendation for non-essential travelling to Andorra, Poland and Germany. However, Switzerland has been put back on the list of countries for which non-essential travel is not recommended. Updated list of countries for which the recommendation for non-essential travel has been revoked: Andorra, Belgium, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Vatican City. Valid from 15 July to 29 July.

17 July: Modification of the list of countries exempted from the temporary travel ban to Sweden, new list (valid from 19 July): EEA countires, Great Britain, Switzerland + Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Marocco, New Zeeland, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
29 July: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs withdraws the recommendation for non-essential travelling from Sweden to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Updated list of countries for non-essential travel in Europe are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Austria, and Great Britain. Measure valid until 12 August.
3 July: The government announces that from 5 August, those who live in Algeria may no longer travel into Sweden.
12 August: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lifts the advice against unnecessary trips to Liechtenstein and Austria from 12/8. This implies that countries that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to within the EU, EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area are currently the following: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia. This advice is valid until until 26 August 2020. Complete list of countries on https://www.regeringen.se/uds-reseinformation/ud-avrader/
13 August: The government announces that from 15 August, those who live in Morocco may no longer travel into Sweden.
27 August: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lifts the advice against unnecessary trips to Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Romania valid from 27/8. This implies that countries that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against traveling to within the EU, EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area, are currently the following: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia. This is valid until 9 September.
27 August: For all countries outside of the EU, EEA, Schengen and UK, the advice against unnecessary trips is extended to 15 November.
27 August: Extension of decision to temporarily stop unnecessary trips to Sweden from non-EEA countries until 31 October. Exceptions apply for travelers from: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zeeland, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
9 September: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lifts the advice against unnecessary trips to Cyprus, valid from 10/9. This implies that countries that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against traveling to within the EU, EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area, are currently the following: Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia. This is valid until 23 September.
14 September: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, removes the advice against unnecessary travel to the United Kingdom. The decision applies from 14/9

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Flight Restrictions

published 20.07.2020
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 August 2020.
-This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), and their family members;
– British nationals and their family members;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Swede, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members. The residence permit must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– passengers with a national visa issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members. The visa must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay;
– military personnel;
– passengers traveling as students;
– merchant seamen.

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Quarantine

No requirement.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

18 April: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. In force from 18 April until 30 June

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 12 March 2020 to TBD

29 May. Sport events are allowed from 14 June, the advice of no close contact and no travel for elite level sporting events will no longer be in force. Crowds are not allowed though since the ban on groups of more than 50 people remain.
19 May. Allowance of summer activities for children (born 2002 and after), if they are close to home and in smaller groups. A risk tool with precautionary measures for organisers are presented with different criteria’s to evaluate. Training and activities should be outside and distance kept when eating and sleeping. (What is a smaller group is not defined, the event ban more than 50 people is still valid) https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/smittskydd-beredskap/utbrott/aktuella-utbrott/covid-19/verksamheter/information-till-arrangorer-av-evenemang/18 April: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. In force from 18 April until 30 June
29 March: More restrictive ban of events more than 50. However, all private events are not included in the ban. Schools, shopping malls, public transport and company events are not affected by the ban.
12 March: Events with more than 500 people prohibited

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

The decision to issue a recommendation for distant learning for upper secondary, adult educ, universities is revoked. From 15 June all upper secondary students can go back to school. Adult educ/universities may need to continue due to the rule to avoid bigger crowds (< 50 people). 16 March: Law to allow for distant learning to be applied. Pre-school, primary and secondary school: head masters, school managers to determine, on their own, depending on local situation. 18 March: The Public Health Agency of Sweden is recommending closing and move to distant learning for all schools from upper secondary and upwards (i.e. upper secondary school, universities, adult education etc). The Government expects the recommendation to be followed by all schools. 21 March: Law to give Government or head master the power to close schools under extraordinary circumstances. 18 April: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. In force from 18 April until 30 June 1 June: Notification that the recommendation for distance learning for upper secondary schools, univ and adult education expires on June 15th and will not be renewed. 17 June: Update under Other, Schools/Univ. closure, Gällivare municipality (1 of 290 in total) in the region of Norrbotten announces that they are closing all summer school and cultural facilities to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Updates comes later on further measures. 17 July: Ministry of Education has issued a modification in the school regulation so that when the school starts this autumn it will be possible under certain circumstances to continue partially with distance learning. The main goal of this is to avoid crowding on the public transport. The modification will enter into force on August 10.

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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/
15/9. The government has decided that the ban on visit to nursing homes will end from 1 October.

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Full Restrictions

  • Sweden Latest News: Swedish government lifts advisory against travel to U.K. (Reuters , 14.09.2020). Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020)

    International Restrictions:

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Sweden: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. *Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. *Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. *Mandatory Travel Documentation
    Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden. For more information .

    **Transit: Transit is allowed.

    **Third Countries: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).
    The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
    Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information .

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    18.09.2020
  • Sweden Swedish government lifts advisory against travel to U.K. (Reuters , 14.09.2020). Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to Sweden: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. **Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.
    ***Transit: Transit is possible.
    ***Third Countries: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).
    The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
    Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    14.09.2020
  • Sweden Swedish government lifts recommendation against non-essential travel to Cyprus (SVI, 10.09.2020). Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    ***From EU: Travelling to Sweden: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. **Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.

    ***Transit: Transit is possible.

    ***Third Countries: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).
    The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
    Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit here.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    11.09.2020
  • Sweden Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.
    The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. For more information see here . **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).
    The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    07.09.2020
  • Sweden Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020) Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.
    The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. For more information see here [https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq/]. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).
    The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se [polisen.se]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    28.08.2020
  • Sweden Government extends travel ban for non-EU residents to 31 October (The Local – Sweden, 27.08.2020) Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.
    The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. For more information see here [https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq/]. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/8/20 (inclusive). The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se [polisen.se]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    27.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden
    The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/8/20 (inclusive). The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se [polisen.se]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    25.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden
    The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden. ** Links to national sources [https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/travel-restrictions]

    **Transit: Transit is possible.

    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/8/20 (inclusive). The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others.For more information, please visit [polisen.se]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    20.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. Links to national sources [https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/travel-restrictions]
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border, meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/8/20 (inclusive). The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [polisen.se]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but individuals without symptoms are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    18.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden withdrew its recommendation to citizens not to take unnecessary trips to Austria and Liechtenstein on Wednesday 12 August, but kept in place warnings over travel to the United Kingdom and several European states amid an upturn in COVID 19 infections. (Reuters, 12.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advice against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in effect for the following countries, meaning that travel can be done to: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.**Specific measures for Swedish residents exiting or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in effect for the following countries, meaning that travel can be done to: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. More info: [krisinformationen.se].
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Citizens residing in selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Currently, citizens from the following countries are allowed to enter Sweden: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [polisen.se].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    12.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden will scrap recommendations against travel to four European countries, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic from Thursday, 30 July amid signs that coronavirus infections are falling (Reuters, 29.07.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advice against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in effect for the following countries, meaning that travel can be done to: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.**Specific measures for Swedish residents exiting or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advice is in effect for the following countries, meaning that travel can be done to: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel. More info: [krisinformationen.se].
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Citizens residing in selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Currently, citizens from the following countries are allowed to enter Sweden: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [polisen.se].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    11.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden will scrap recommendations against travel to four European countries, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic from Thursday, 30 July amid signs that coronavirus infections are falling (Reuters, 29.07.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. The Swedish MFA has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. No such advisory is in effect for the following countries, meaning that travel can be done to: Andorra, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Citizens residing in selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Currently, citizens from the following countries are allowed to enter Sweden: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [polisen.se].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    07.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden will scrap recommendations against travel to four European countries, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic from Thursday, 30 July amid signs that coronavirus infections are falling (Reuters, 29.07.2020).
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited. Like other EU countries, Sweden has banned entry to non-EU and non-EEA citizens arriving from outside of the EU until at least 31 August 2020. British nationals are not affected by this ban.
    **From the EU: Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq]. Countries neighbouring Sweden (Denmark, Norway and Finland) have introduced some border restrictions.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    06.08.2020
  • Sweden Sweden will scrap recommendations against travel to four European countries, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic from Thursday, 30 July amid signs that coronavirus infections are falling (Reuters, 29.07.2020). German authorities lift quarantine requirement for Swedish travelers (The Local, 14.07.2020). Sweden’s foreign ministry will lift travel warnings against non-essential travel to Germany, Poland and Andorra from July 15th, but reintroduce them for Switzerland (The Local 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited.
    **From the EU: Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit [https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    30.07.2020
  • Sweden German authorities lift quarantine requirement for Swedish travelers (The Local, 14.07.2020) Sweden’s foreign ministry will lift travel warnings against non-essential travel to Germany, Poland and Andorra from July 15th, but reintroduce them for Switzerland (The Local 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited.
    **From the EU:Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    27.07.2020
  • Sweden German authorities lift quarantine requirement for Swedish travelers (The Local, 14.07.2020) Sweden’s foreign ministry will lift travel warnings against non-essential travel to Germany, Poland and Andorra from July 15th, but reintroduce them for Switzerland (The Local 15.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited.
    **From the EU:Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    **Transit: Transit is possible.
    **Third Country Nationals: Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
    Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please see https://polisen.se

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    15.07.2020
  • Sweden *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited.
    From the EU:Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    Transit: Transit is possible.
    Third Country Nationals: Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
    Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please see https://polisen.se
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    13.07.2020
  • Sweden *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited.
    Borders are open for citizens coming from the EEA countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Transit through Sweden is allowed. Apart from citizens from EEA, United Kingdom and Switzerland, also citizens residing in 14 selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The list of countries is evaluated on a regular basis and will be updated every other week. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home and to limit contact with other people as far as possible. The Swedish Public Health Agency advices 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. Face masks are not required in public areas. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 50 people as well as visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. General advice and recommendations regarding minimising the spread of infection apply.

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    09.07.2020
  • Sweden Government will ease restrictions on domestic travel from 13 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Entry from the EU is permitted without restriction. Transit is permitted without restricrion.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home.
    Public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned, as are visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. The elderly are recommended to stay at home and relatives asked not to visit.

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    01.07.2020
  • Sweden Government will ease restrictions on domestic travel from 13 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

    Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter until 30 June 2020.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), and their family members, returning via Sweden to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members, returning via Sweden to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See), returning via Sweden to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden, returning via Sweden to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to military personnel.

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    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 15 June. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home.
    Public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned, as are visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. The elderly are recommended to stay at home and relatives asked not to visit.

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    22.06.2020
  • Sweden Government will ease restrictions on domestic travel from 13 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

    Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. healthcare personnel;
    b. border workers;
    c. personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector to the necessary extent;
    d. persons covered by Chapter 2. Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005: 716);
    e. persons working in international organizations, military personnel and relief workers;
    f. passengers in transit;
    g. persons with urgent family reasons;
    h. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

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    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 15 June. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. People over 70 are advised to stay close to home.
    Public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned, as are visits to elderly care homes. The government encourages working from home. The elderly are recommended to stay at home and relatives asked not to visit.

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    15.06.2020
  • Sweden Government will ease restrictions on domestic travel from 13 June (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

    Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. healthcare personnel;
    b. border workers;
    c. personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector to the necessary extent;
    d. persons covered by Chapter 2. Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005: 716);
    e. persons working in international organizations, military personnel and relief workers;
    f. passengers in transit;
    g. persons with urgent family reasons;
    h. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 15 June. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public gatherings with more than 50 people are banned, and are likely to be in place throughout the whole summer. This includes going to a restaurant where social distancing measures also need to be enforced by the owners. Bars and restaurants which would not be observing such rules will be shut down by authorities. Only high schools and universities are closed. Everyone is urged to stay at home if they are sick, practice social distancing and avoid non-essential travel within the country.

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    04.06.2020
  • Sweden Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. healthcare personnel; b. border workers; c. personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector to the necessary extent; d. persons covered by Chapter 2. Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005: 716); e. persons working in international organizations, military personnel and relief workers; f. passengers in transit; g. persons with urgent family reasons; h. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 15 June. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public gatherings with more than 50 people are banned, and are likely to be in place throughout the whole summer. This includes going to a restaurant where social distancing measures also need to be enforced by the owners. Bars and restaurants which would not be observing such rules will be shut down by authorities. Only high schools and universities are closed. Everyone is urged to stay at home if they are sick, practice social distancing and avoid non-essential travel within the country.

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    26.05.2020
  • Sweden

    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 18 May. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.
    Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to passengers with a British passport and their family members, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home. – This does not apply to passengers with a national visa issued by Sweden, if the purpose of the journey is to return to his or her home.
    – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. healthcare personnel; b. border workers; c. personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector to the necessary extent; d. persons covered by Chapter 2. Section 10 of the Aliens Act (2005: 716); e. persons working in international organizations, military personnel and relief workers; f. passengers in transit; g. persons with urgent family reasons; h. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

    International restrictions:

    Swedish authorities advise to temporarily stop non-essential travel to the country. The measure will be in effect until 18 May. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public gatherings with more than 50 people are banned. This includes when going to a restaurant where social distancing measures also need to be enhanced by the owners. Bars and restaurants which would not be observing such rules will be shut down by authorities. Only high schools and universities are closed. Everyone is urged to stay at home if they are sick, practice social distancing and avoid non-essential travel within the country.

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    09.05.2020
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