Information for travellers in regards to the corona virus (covid-19 pandemic)
Travelling restrictions for Sweden
As of 1 July, a Covid certificate is needed for foreign nationals in order to travel to Sweden. The certificate shows that a person has been tested negative, has been vaccinated against, or recovered from Covid-19.
Travellers from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) do not have to present a Covid certificate.
There is a ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA until 31 August.
For more information about the Covid certificate and travel to Sweden, please visit krisinformation.se: “International travel restrictions” and FAQ page of the Swedish Government.
You can also use Re-open EU, an official website of the European Union, that provides information on the various measures in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travellers, the EU Digital Covid certificate to help you exercise your right to free movement, and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps. The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages.
Those who have travelled outside the Nordic countries are recommended to take a Covid-19 test on arrival in Sweden. This recommendation applies from 12 July to 31 August. Those who have been vaccinated with a dose at least three weeks before arrival in Sweden or those who have had Covid-19 in the past six months are exempt from the recommendation. Read more at krisinformation.se: “New recommendation for covid testing after a trip abroad”.
Recommendations and regulations when in Sweden
In general, businesses in Sweden are open but physical distancing applies and all businesses must take precautions to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19. For a summary of the rules and recommendations due to the coronavirus, please visit krisinformation.se: "Current rules and recommendations".
During the summer, the restrictions in Sweden will be phased out in stages, based on a preliminary timetable. Read more at krisinformation.se: “How restrictions will be phased out”.
For general information about Covid-19 restrictions and regulations in Sweden, please visit krisinformation.se: “Covid-19 information for tourists”.
Travelling from 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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