International travel restrictions

There is an entry ban for non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. Here we have compiled information about international travel restrictions from Swedish authorities.

Temporary entry ban to Sweden

The Swedish Government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until December 22. This ban has been introduced to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus 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.

Exceptions can also be made for people with particularly urgent needs. The exemption will also apply to seasonal workers employed in agriculture, forestry and horticulture.

Swedish border control officials determine the manner in which the exceptions should be interpreted and the decisions that should be taken. 

Advisory against non-essential travel

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs ("Utrikesdepartementet" or "UD") has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to some countries within the EU, the EEA, and the Schengen area; Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, and Lithuania. This advisory has been extended until 4 November 2020. 

The advisory against non-essential travel to countries outside these areas has been extended until 15 November 2020.

Travel certificates and health statements

There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.
Pay close attention to the information given by your airline – many airline companies require you to wear a face mask on board.  

There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, in public transport etc.

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