Sweden (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all travelers aged 18 and above.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: No quarantine required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 06.09.2021
1. Until 31 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Sweden and their family members. More details on family members can be found at: https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq/ ;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden;
– British nationals and their family members with proof of having submitted an application for residence status in Sweden;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members. More details on family members can be found at: https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/faq/ ;
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Switzerland;
– family members of passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden. The residence permit must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members. The residence permit must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– passengers with a national visa issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members. The visa must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– residents of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore and Ukraine;
– merchant seamen;
– military personnel;
– students;
– passengers younger than 18 years traveling to meet a parent residing in Sweden, and accompanying persons;
– parents traveling to meet their children younger than 18 years residing in Sweden.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Sweden must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, PCR and TMA.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Sweden;
– passengers who arrive from or have transited through Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– merchant seamen;
– passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
3. Passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland must have:
– a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, PCR and TMA; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after the positive COVID-19 NAAT test result and issued in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they have received one dose at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are Astrazeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield , Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/abuw8hu8 and https://extranet.who.int/pqweb/vaccines/covid-19-vaccines
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Sweden;
– passengers who have transited through Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– merchant seamen.
4. Expired passports issued by Sweden are accepted if accompanied by a valid national ID card or another valid form of identification document.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 October 2021.

A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. The ban includes certain exemptions.

A list of countries exempted from the ban on non-essential travel is available at krisinformation.se.

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 present a negative COVID-19 test, or be exempted from the test requirement.

The entry ban does not apply to:

-EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
-permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
-People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
-People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

 

Lockdown Details

Starting June 1, 2021, restaurants and cafes in Sweden may remain open until 22:30.

This regulation will apply regardless of whether or not the venues serve alcohol.
Stockholm regional authorities announced on February 23, 2021, that masks should be used on public transportation at all times. Masks are also recommended in indoor environments such as the hairdresser, pharmacy, and grocery store. The recommendation also extends to workplaces indoors where it is difficult to maintain adequate distancing.
 

Sources

https://se.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co