News from the Government and Government Offices
Prime Minister to lead caretaker government
The Prime Minister has today requested to be relieved of office. The Prime Minister and the other ministers were therefore dismissed by the Speaker of the Riksdag. They retain their positions until a new government takes office. The Government is thus a caretaker government.
The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.
UN Climate Change Conference COP26
COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It was held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November.
Proof of vaccination may be required for access to public gatherings and public functions
The Government intends to proceed with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from 1 December 2021. The aim is to limit the spread of the virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, while public gatherings and public functions can continue to receive visitors.
The Government wants to strengthen Sweden’s innovative capacity and climate for innovation so as to contribute to sustainable development and establish conditions to create new jobs throughout the country.
Entry ban on travel to Sweden extended
The Government has decided to extend the entry restrictions for travel from both the EU/EEA and from other countries until 31 October 2021. As of 30 June, the Swedish regulation has been adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA States. Entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway is not subject to any entry restrictions.