International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Sweden From Turkey is Restricted

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Most travellers from selected countries are not allowed to enter Sweden.

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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.
  • Travelers that are fully vaccinated and hold a vaccine certificate from a so-called approved country.

Please check our source for more detailed information about exemptions.

Start Date
6/30/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination or may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

The vaccine certificate needs to contain the holder's identity information, and the covid vaccine administered, and the number of doses given. Only vaccines certificates issued in an EEA country or in Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, or the Vatican, or in a state or territory included on the list over so-called exempted countries will be accepted.

Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

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

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The requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18.
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In Transit

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR, LAMP, TMA, or antigen) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival in Sweden.

Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18;
  • Swedish citizens and residents;
  • Travelers from an EEA country with a certificate of recovery or vaccination;
  • Travelers with imperative family reasons;
  • Travelers in need of international protection or with other humanitarian grounds.

Travelers entering Sweden regularly for work or study will have to present a test no older than 1 week.

Please see the source for more information about exemptions.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
  • A Lamp Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
  • A Tma Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Vaccinated 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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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
97.93
Increased by-7.41
at 9/20/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.90%
Increased by-0.10%
at 9/12/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
69.59%
Increased by0.63%
at 9/17/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
7,070,462
Increased by64,231
at 9/17/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.24
Decreased by0.04
at 9/14/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Restrictions are gradually lifting but all events without designated seating remain limited to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 300 people outdoors. Seated events have been extended to 600 people indoors and 3000 people outdoors. Preventative health measures, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing, are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Current information and guidelines can be found at https://www.krisinformati...
Last Checked
9/19/2021

Use of mask

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Recommended
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Face masks are recommended when traveling on public transport on weekdays between the hours of 7 am to 9 am, and 4 pm and 6 pm.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transportation is operating as usual with limits to capacity to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with seating limited to 8 people per table and reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open with seating limited to 8 people per table and reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and strict social distancing.

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