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

Here you will find information about travelling to Sweden as well as restrictions and recommendations when staying in Sweden.

This page was last updated on 20 May.

Travelling restrictions for Sweden

There is a temporary entry ban in place for non-essential travels to the EU via Sweden until 15 June, but travel from another EU country, a country part of the EEA, UK and Switzerland to Sweden is possible. For more details, please visit the FAQ page of the Swedish Government.

Sweden currently has no quarantine obligation for travelers. For more information about preventive measures recommended in Sweden, please visit the FAQ page of Public Health Agency of Sweden.

While the government advices Swedes against travelling to other countries until 15 July, restrictions within the country have been somewhat relieved, allowing travels within a radius of 1-2 hours’ drive from people’s homes.

New guidelines from the Government and the Health Authorities are expected at the end of May or beginning of June ahead of summer holidays. Follow the latest information about the Government’s decisions regarding the covid-19 pandemic on the Government of Sweden website.

Life in Sweden

In general, the Swedish society has not been closed down to the same extent as many other countries. This involves for example the following:

  • Restaurants, bars and cafés are still permitted to operate, if adhering to new legislation (offering table service, adjusted seating, take-away, etc.).
  • Many shops and stores are open but may have limited opening hours.
  • Most museums and theatres are closed but open-air alternatives may be open (check opening hours before visiting).
  • Public transport is in operation, but may be limited. Please check regional services.
  • National parks are open. For more information, please visit the Swedish National Parks website.

Still, physical distancing applies and all businesses in Sweden must take precaution to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19. Read more about what physical distancing means and what measures to take at the covid-19 page of Public Health Agency of Sweden.