Infection tracing shows that many COVID-19 cases can still be linked to foreign travel. The Public Health Agency is therefore extending the recommendation to be tested when entering Sweden from outside the Nordic Region.
The government is extending the ban on entering Sweden until 31 October. The advisory against non-essential travel to most countries in the world is extended until 15 October.
The Public Health Agency recommends an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those with a severely compromised immune system. The recommendation applies from 1 September.
Update 20 August 08.35: Severe flooding has affected parts of Gävleborg and Dalarna counties, causing disturbances in traffic and some municipal services. Here, you find information from the responsible authorities.
SMHI has issued class 2 warnings for very heavy rainfall in Gävleborg County and parts of Dalarna County. Rainfall of between 70 and 100 mm can be expected. SMHI has also issued class 1 warnings for heavy rainfall in a number of other counties.
Update 13 August 12.00: The warning about a fire in the Ljusdal has been withdrawn.
The Government proposes to extend the Covid-19 Act and the Food Service Act until 31 January 2022.
Update 4 August 21.50: The warning about a fire in the Gävle has been withdrawn.
Next year, a large portion of the population is likely to be offered a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Certain risk groups could possibly already get a third dose in the fall.