International travel restrictions

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet") advises against unnecessary travel to all countries. There is an entry ban for non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. Here we have compiled the authorities' information about travelling restrictions.

The Swedish Government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will apply until 15 June. This ban has been introduced to mitigate the effects of the Corona virus outbreak, and to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 

The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. Moreover, the ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country, or if you have a national visa in Sweden.

Information from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs about the entry ban

Exceptions can also be made for people with particularly urgent needs. Swedish border control officials determine the manner in which the exceptions should be interpreted and the decisions that should be taken. 

Information about the Swedish travel restrictions from the Swedish Police

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs discourages Swedes from non-essential travel to all countries. This travel advisory will apply until 15 July, after which time the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will make a new assessment. The reason that the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is discouraging travel is due to the spread of the new Corona virus, and the uncertainty that applies to foreign travel.

Information from the Swedish Government about the travel advisory

Information from the EU about travelling restrictions in other European countries

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