The government decided to ban entry to Sweden to prevent the virus that causes covid-19 from entering the country or spreading to other countries.
Since February, there has been a temporary entry ban on entry from EU/EEA countries and some other countries. From June 30, the Swedish regulation will be adapted to the European Union’s regulation on Covid certificates, also called Covid certificates. As a rule, this means that there is a ban on entry to Sweden from countries within the EU/EEA unless a certificate of vaccination, test certificate, certificate that you have recovered from COVID-19 or an equivalent certificate is presented. This regulation is currently in effect until August 31, 2021.
Entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway is not subject to any entry restrictions.
A temporary ban on non-EU/EEA non-essential travel to Sweden, which was introduced at the request of the European Council and the Commission, has been in place since March 2020. The ban has been supplemented since February by the requirement to present a negative covid-19 test certificate upon entry to Sweden. Sweden. To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to show a negative covid-19 test or exemption from testing requirements. These rules have been extended on several occasions and are currently in effect until August 31, 2021.
The government decided on July 22 that people residing in Ukraine should be exempt from the entry ban, and people living in Rwanda or Thailand should no longer be exempt from the entry ban. Changes are effective July 26, 2021. See under ‘Entry exemptions from countries outside the EU/EEA, so-called third countries’.
On July 8, the government decided to make amendments related to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Jordan, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The amendments are effective from 12 July 2021. See under “Entry exemptions from countries outside the EU/EEA, or so-called third countries”.
On June 23, the government decided to make amendments related to Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, North Macedonia, Serbia, Taiwan and the United States. The amendments are effective as of June 30, 2021. See under “Entry exemptions from countries outside the EU/EEA, or so-called third countries”.
On June 20, the government decided to continue the travel ban to Sweden for travel from countries within the EU/EEA. At the same time, the Swedish regulation has been adapted to the EU regulation on Covid certificates, also called Covid certificates. Changes are effective from 30 June 2021.
Press release: Extending the entry ban for travelers to Sweden
What applies when entering from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway?
Since May 31, 2021, there are no entry restrictions on entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway into Sweden.
The previous entry ban has expired. Foreign nationals traveling to Sweden from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway do not need to provide a covid/covid certificate or equivalent certificate.
What applies when entering the UK?
Since March 31, 2021, the same rules apply to travel from the UK as for other countries outside the EU/EEA, or so-called third countries. In practice, this means continued entry bans as only people who are exempt and who can also show a negative covid-19 test can enter Sweden from the UK. These rules have been extended to apply until August 31, 2021.
For more information, see under the heading “What applies when entering from countries outside the EU/EEA, so-called third countries (ie other countries)”.
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