Sweden (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No test required
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 06.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Sweden;
– 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, if arriving from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom. 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, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Switzerland;
– family members of passengers with a residence permit issued by Sweden. They must arrive from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom and 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. They must arrive from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom and 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. They must arrive from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom and the visa must be issued with a validity of more than 3 months;
– residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand if arriving from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom;
– merchant seamen if arriving from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom;
– military personnel if arriving from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom;
– students if arriving from a country other than Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom;
– 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;
– military personal traveling to take part in an international military cooperation and arriving from Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom;
– 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) residing in Sweden and arriving from Denmark, Norway or United Kingdom.
2. Expired passports issued by Sweden are accepted if accompanied by a valid national ID card or another valid form of identification document.
3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen, LAMP or PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Sweden;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– merchant seamen.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea and Thailand.

The Swedish government has decided to stop all non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until 31 March 2021.
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).

A temporary entry ban applies to all passengers arriving from the UK. UK nationals who can demonstrate that they live or work in Sweden or have urgent family reasons are exempt. Swedish citizens are also exempt. Travellers to Sweden from the UK who are exempt from the entry ban will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sweden. Holders of Swedish passports do not have to do this.

Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also be allowed entry. This includes an exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information polisen.se

 

Lockdown Details

Public gatherings and events are limited to a maximum of 8 individuals. The restrictions apply to dance events, religious gatherings, cultural and sporting events, and demonstrations. However, funerals are exempt and are allowed a maximum of 20 participants.

Restaurants, cafés, and pubs are allowed to operate, but are required to limit the size of dining parties and implement other measures to avoid crowding. The serving of alcohol is prohibited between 22:00 and 11:00 until February 28, 2021.
Face masks are not required in public areas and are generally not worn.
 

Sources

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