Sweden (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 05 May, 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 31.03.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 May 2021.
– 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 Australia, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
– 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. 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 negative 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

Until 31 May 2021, there is an entry ban for non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU.

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).

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

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.
 

Lockdown Details

Starting March 1, 2021, all restaurants and cafes in Sweden must close at 20:30. 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