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.

The spread of infection remains at a high level in Sweden. The Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden deem that current restrictions and measures should remain in place for at least 3–4 weeks.

Frequenting pubs, bars and restaurants may be associated with an increased risk of spreading infection. The Government is therefore now extending the ban on serving alcohol between 8 pm and 11 am at venues serving food and drink  until 28 February 2021. From 1 March until 11 April 2021, the ban on serving alcohol will once again apply from 10 pm.

Exceptions from the ban are made for serving refreshments in residential care homes and room service at hotels or minibars in hotel rooms.

If the levels of infection rise, the ban may be extended further. In the event of an improved situation, the ban may be lifted before 11 April.