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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.

All travellers, regardless of which country they are arriving from, 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.

These rules supplement the previous temporary entry ban for non-essential travels to the EU via Sweden, which is in place until 31 May. For more information, please visit: krisinformation.se: "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 krisinformation.se: "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 krisinformation.se: "Domestic travel and public transport".

Restaurants, bars and catering establishments must close at 8:30 pm. It is still possible for businesses to supply food for takeaway after 8:30 pm.

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.

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.

Archipelago

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