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Relief for vaccinated seniors

Vaccinated seniors may now return to a slightly more normal life with regard to contact with other people, writes the Swedish Public Health Agency.

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The Government: Ban on alcohol from 8 pm extended

The ban on serving alcohol between 8 pm and 11 am at venues serving food and drink is being extended until 28 February 2021.

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Warning class 2 for heavy drifting snow in Skåne

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has issued a warning class 2 for heavy drifting snow in Skåne County on Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Government extending national restrictions

The Government has decided to prolong the alcohol ban after 8 pm at venues serving food and drink and is proposing more measures by means of the pandemic law.

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Secondary school pupils may now participate in sports activities

The Public Health Agency of Sweden have now decided that young people born in 2002 or later may participate in organised sports and leisure activities, both indoors and outdoors.

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Sweden is making plans for an online vaccination certificate

The Swedish government has commissioned three authorities to draw up an online vaccination certificate, which is hoped will be in place by 1 June 2021. Such a certificate may be required upon entry to certain countries, or to attend cultural and sporting events, for example.

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More to be vaccinated in Phase 2

The Public Health Agency has changed the order of priority for Covid-19 vaccination. Everyone over 65 years old will be vaccinated in Phase 2.

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Negative Covid-19 test result required for entry into Sweden

As of Saturday 6 February, foreign nationals will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden.

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Astra Zeneca vaccine should not be given to the elderly

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that the Astra Zeneca vaccine be given primarily to people between the ages of 18 and 64. Instead, people over age 64 should receive one of the previously approved vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna.

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Signs of increased spread of British virus variant

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has investigated more than 2000 cases of Covid-19 to detect the presence of the British mutated virus variant in Sweden. Eleven per cent of the samples proved to be of the British variant.

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EMA recommends Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for authorisation in the EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

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Police notification on special border crossings for arrivals from Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom

Entry is banned from Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom, but there are some exceptions. The police refer the exceptions to special border crossings.

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Travel advisory for countries outside the EU/EEA extended

Today, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to extend the advisory against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area until 15 April.

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Temporary entry ban from Norway

The Swedish government is extending the temporary entry ban that already applies for Denmark to also apply from Norway. The entry ban takes effect at midnight on the night of Monday 25 January and is valid until 14 February.

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Travelers from Norway are urged to get tested and to avoid contact with others

The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges everyone who travels into Sweden from Norway, or who has recently been in Norway, to test for covid-19 and avoid contact with others.