Information for travellers in regards to the corona virus (covid-19 pandemic)
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 new rules supplement the previous temporary entry ban for non-essential travels to the EU via Sweden, which is in place until 31 March. 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 Public Health Agency of Sweden.
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