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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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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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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.

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Travellers from Brazil urged to get tested and avoid contact with others

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that people who have been to Brazil and travelled into Sweden get tested for Covid-19 and avoid contact with others.

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Extension of several Covid-19 restrictions

The government announces that the following restrictions will be extended because of the spread of Covid-19.

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Weather warning concerning snow and storm in parts of Northern Sweden

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has issued weather warnings for heavy drifting snow and storms in parts of northern Sweden.

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Moderna vaccine covered by pharmaceutical insurance scheme

A new agreement has been signed that means the state will bear the cost of any adverse effects of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Government: Ban on serving alcohol after 20 pm extends

The ban means that the serving of alcoholic beverages and alcohol-like products are prohibited between 8 pm and 11 am in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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Class 3 snowfall alert for Västernorrland

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has issued a class 3 storm alert for Västernorrlands County. From Monday evening through Tuesday night, 40-70 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in northeastern Medelpad and eastern Ångermanland.

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Warning class 2 for heavy drifting snow

SMHI has issued a warning class 2 for heavy drifting snow in Västerbotten county coastal area and Jämtland county except mountain area.

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Distance education possible in lower secondary schools

The swedish government has decided that lower secondary schools (year 7–9) will be given the opportunity to conduct distance education to avoid congestion in the school's premises and in public transport. The decision applies from 11 January.

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New restrictions for shops and gyms

From Sunday, shops, shopping centers, gyms and bathhouses must calculate the number of visitors so that each person gets ten square meters. In addition, the maximum limit of eight participants will also apply to private events in public or association premises. This the government decided today…

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Parliament says yes to new pandemic law

The Swedish Parliament has said yes to the government's proposal for a temporary pandemic law. The law allows regulation of more businesses than currently possible. For example, the law can be used to close shopping centres and gyms. The temporary COVID-19 law will take effect 10 January and…

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Upper secondary schools continue with distance learning

The country's upper secondary schools should continue conducting distance or remote learning until 24 January 2021. This is a recommendation by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

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Moderna's vaccine approved in the EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday, the European Commission granted what is known as a conditional approval for the vaccine.

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The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges travelers from Great Britain and South Africa to get tested for covid-19

The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges all recent travelers from Great Britain or South Africa to Sweden to stay at home for a minimum of seven days, to avoid contact with others as far as possible, and to be tested as soon as possible after arrival (with follow-up tests five days after arrival).