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Information for travellers in regards to the corona virus (covid-19 pandemic)

Here you will find restrictions and recommendations about travelling to and staying in Sweden. As this kind of information may be due to change quickly, you need to check what applies with relevant authorities before travelling to Sweden.

Travelling restrictions for Sweden

Foreign nationals, aged 18 or over, must present a negative Covid-19 test result certificate, at the border, to be permitted into Sweden. The test must have been conducted a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival. As of 31 May, travellers from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) do not have to present a negative covid test.

All travellers except travellers from the Nordic countries are recommended to:

  • Get tested in Sweden as soon as possible after arriving
  • Stay at home for at least seven days
  • Get a follow-up test after five days
  • Avoid contact with others as much as possible

The above also applies to children in preschool class and older. Members of the household should also remain at home while awaiting the test results. Fully vaccinated persons without any symptoms are exempted from the recommendation regardless of where they have been before arrival to Sweden. For more information, visit "Changes related to entry into Sweden".

These rules supplement the previous temporary entry ban for non-essential travels to the EU via Sweden, which is in place until 31 August. For more information, please visit "International travel restrictions" and FAQ page of the Swedish Government.

Recommendations and regulations when in Sweden

Recommendations when staying in Sweden may vary from region to region. For more information, please visit "Regional information".

In general, businesses in Sweden are open but physical distancing applies and all businesses must take precaution to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19.

For public transport, masks are recommended nationwide for passengers on weekdays between 7–9 am and 4–6 pm. Note that local variations can apply. See "Domestic travel and public transport".

As of 1 June, restaurants, bars and catering establishments are allowed to be open until 10:30 pm.

For a summary of the restrictions and prohibitions due to the coronavirus, please visit "Restrictions and prohibitions".

For more information about preventive measures recommended in Sweden, including tests for travel certificates, please visit the FAQ page of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Please keep yourself informed of the different regulations that may apply in different countries for travelling from Sweden.

This page is based on information from the Swedish authorities. We strive to keep it updated with the latest changes, but as this kind of information may be due to change quickly and may also differ for parts of the country, you need to check what applies by visiting the links of this page as well as the relevant authorities in the country you are travelling from. Please note that Visit Sweden accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.


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