Travel Restrictions Entering Sweden from Sierra Leone

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Sweden.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
2,020.68
Decreased by588.39
at 1/14/2022
Vaccinated
76.68%
Increased by0.19%
at 1/14/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Sweden.

Sweden applies entry requirements according to the last country you enter from, even if this is only a transit country. Please check the entry requirements from the last country you enter Sweden from as well.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Swedish citizens;
  • Citizens of another EEA state, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, or the Vatican;
  • Residents of Sweden or another EU country;
  • UK citizens who are holding or have applied for residence status;
  • Individuals holding a residence permit or right to reside in Sweden or another EEA state, holders of a national (class D) visa for Sweden, or a national (class D) visa valid for more than three months in another EEA country, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland or the Vatican;
  • Individuals with a documented family connection to a Swedish citizen, EEA citizen, or a foreigner holding residence permit, residence status, or national (class D) visa in Sweden or an EEA country.
  • Residents of exempted countries;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with vaccine certificates issued in an approved country.

Please check our source for more detailed information about exemptions.

Start Date
11/8/2021
Changed
Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Sweden. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
3/23/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone

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Description

Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2;
  • Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

All travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 (PCR, LAMP, TMA, or antigen) test result from a test taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival to Sweden.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. Home tests are not accepted.

Approved vaccination certificates and/or the EU Digital Certificate can no longer be used in lieu of the COVID-19 test result.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Swedish citizens and residents;
  • Travelers in need of international protection or with other humanitarian grounds.

Please see the source for more information about exemptions.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Lamp Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Tma Test Up To 48 hours
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Travelers must present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent or may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

Only vaccines certificates issued in the EU/ EEA or in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Morocco, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, Cabo Verde, and Lebanon will be accepted.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate or NHS COVID Pass may use it to present proof. The EU Digital COVID Certificate or correspondent may include a full vaccination course against COVID-19, a negative test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months.

Vaccines accepted are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Sinopharm, and Sinovac. For more details, please see the source.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18.
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On Arrival

Recommended

Recommended COVID-19 test after arrival

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Description

The Swedish government recommends all travelers get tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination statuses, after arriving in Sweden.

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to self-quarantine on arrival in Sweden.

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While You're There

Recommended

Masks are recommended on public transportation

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Description

Travelers are recommended to wear masks on public transportation.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Sweden.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
2,020.68
Decreased by588.39
at 1/14/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.47%
Decreased by1.04%
at 12/26/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
76.68%
Increased by0.19%
at 1/14/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
7,791,147
Increased by19,810
at 1/14/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.93
Decreased by0.10
at 1/13/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Due to a recent increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, restrictions have been reintroduced by the government to curb further outbreaks. Proof of vaccination is required to attend indoor events with more than 50 people designated seating and be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 people. Events and gatherings with more than 20 attendees must have designated seating and be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 people, regardless of vaccination status. Further details can be found at https://www.krisinformati...
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Use of mask

Not required
Face masks are not required.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open with social distancing measures in place.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with social distancing measures in place.

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