On 27 December, vaccination against Covid-19 will begin in retirement homes in Sweden. The first shipment, with 9750 doses, will be distributed to all regions of the country.
The government is tightening a number of restrictions ahead of the Christmas and New Year weekend. Most restrictions apply from December 24 to January 24.
As of Saturday 6 February, foreign nationals will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden.
The ban on serving alcohol between 8 pm and 11 am at venues serving food and drink is being extended until 28 February 2021.
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.
Sweden will join in an agreement between the EU Commission and Astra Zeneca for the purchase of covid-19 vaccine. This was a governmental decision.