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 follow the situation in order to make informed decisions.

Domestic travel and public transport 

Those without symptoms can travel in Sweden. It is important for everyone to keep distance to other people, both while travelling and on the destination. Before your journey, check with the municipality (”kommunen”) you intend to visit, if there are any local restrictions.

Public transportation is operating but services may be limited, both as regards the number of passengers allowed and frequency of departures. For information about services or routes, visit the relevant website or contact the operator on the phone for information in English.

If you become ill while travelling

Remember that local outbreaks of COVID-19 may occur in the location you are visiting. Local regulations and restrictions can be implemented at short notice and may affect your ability to return home.

If you become ill at your destination, it is important that you can take care of yourself. You should either stay where you are until you are healthy again, or make your way home safely, without risking infecting others. Do not use public transport to get home if you are ill.

Here, the Public Health Agency of Sweden provides advice on what to consider when planning a trip (page is in Swedish)

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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