New recommendation for testing for those who have been outside the Nordic region

Anyone who has been outside the Nordic region in the last 7 days should be tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible after returning home. In addition, special recommendations apply to those who have visited certain countries in southern Africa. The reason is that omikron, the new virus variant of SARS-CoV-2, is being discovered in more and more countries.

The call to take the test applies to everyone who is above preschool age, even if they have been vaccinated, have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months or have shown a negative test in connection with travel.

If you have been abroad you should pay extra attention to symptoms for the next 14 days. Get yourself tested as soon as possible if you get symptoms that may indicate Covid-19.

If you have been to South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia or Eswatini (Swaziland) at any time during the last 7 days before returning to Sweden, you are asked to get yourself tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible after arrival, preferably the same day and take a new test after 5 days.

The Public Health Agency also urges you to stay at home for 7 days after arrival.

Children who are younger than preschool age are exempt from testing after entry, but they should stay home for seven days.

Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten

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