Travelling restrictions for Sweden
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.
From 28 December all travellers over the age of 12 need to presenta negative Covid-19 testwhen arriving in Sweden, regardless of which country you are travelling from and regardless of whether you have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19. Antigen tests and PCR tests (NAAT test) are allowed as a test, which can be up to 48 hours old when entering Sweden.
Those who enter Sweden from abroad are also recommended to take a Covid-19 test on arrival in Sweden. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, even if they have had Covid-19 in the past six months. This also applies to those who have shown a negative test in connection with the entry. Children under pre-school age are exempt.
There is a ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA until 31 January 2022. A number of countries are exempt from the entry ban.
For more information about the Covid certificate, travel to Sweden and a list of the countries that are exempt from the entry ban, please visit krisinformation.se: International travel restrictions and the 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.
As of 1 December, organizers of public gatherings or public events can choose that everyone who participates in the event must show proof of vaccination if the event is indoors and more than 100 people participate. If the participants do not need to present proof of vaccination, special infection control measures must be taken by the organizers. For more information, please visit krisinformation.se: Current rules and recommendations and folkhalsomyndigheten.se: Covid-19 infection control measures as from 22 November and 1 December.
As of 8 December, The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhlsomyndigheten) recommends the following:
Those running a venue serving food and drink are responsible for ensuring that the premises are designed so that crowding can be avoided. Read more at krisinformation.se: New measures to reduce the spread of infection.
As of 23 December, the following applies:
Read more at krisinformation.se: New measures against Covid-19.
Please keep yourself informed of the different regulations that may apply in different countries for travelling from Sweden.
Please noteThis 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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