Domestic travel and public transport

The extensive spread of the new coronavirus means that the situation for travellers and commuters can change quickly. Here is some information about what you need to consider before making a journey. You have a personal responsibility to monitor developments and make informed decisions.

Think about whether the trip is really necessary

To reduce the risk of spread of infection to other parts of the country and avoid burdening healthcare services in a region other than where you live, the Public Health Agency advises everyone to think about whether a long, planned trip within Sweden is really necessary. Avoid public transport. If you become ill, you will need to be able to make your way home safely without putting others at risk of infection.

Short trips of one to two hours from home are okay as long as you are not ill. But remember to limit your social contacts, keep your distance from others and avoid places where many people gather.

What is the situation for domestic travel and public transport?

Many transport companies have information on their websites about the situation surrounding the new coronavirus. For information about services or routes that you will be using for travel, visit the relevant website.

Consider this before travelling by train, bus or taxi:

Follow the general advice about how to protect yourselves and others. Stay at home if you are ill, wash your hands frequently, cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Keep a distance from other passengers.

Read the websites of companies that provide transport services. They may have special procedures.

Always wash your hands after travelling. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

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