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Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden

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During the years 2020–2022 the Government imposed a ban on entry to Sweden to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 entering the country or being spread to other countries. Rules and exemptions differed over time and depending on which country you were travelling from. All entry restrictions linked to COVID-19 have now ceased to apply (as of 1 April 2022).

The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations

Please note that people travelling into Sweden from abroad must follow the Public Health Agency's recommendations upon arrival.

The following currently applies

All entry restrictions linked to COVID-19 have ceased to apply as of 1 April 2022.

Entry from EU/EEA countries

A temporary ban on entry from EU/EEA countries, as well as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City, was introduced in February 2021. On 30 June 2021, the Swedish regulations were aligned with the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation. These entry restrictions have now been lifted. As of 9 February 2022, people travelling to Sweden from these countries are no longer required to present a COVID certificate, or any other type of certificate, as per the pre-pandemic regulations.

Entry from countries outside the EU/EEA

A temporary ban on non-essential travel from countries outside the EU/EEA to Sweden was introduced in March 2020. To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA, including the United Kingdom, you had to be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test or be exempt from the test requirement. Exemptions from the entry ban and test requirement applied for several categories of travellers, including those with a vaccination certificate issued in certain countries. These entry restrictions have now ceased to apply. As of 1 April 2022, people travelling to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test, a vaccination certificate, or any other type of certificate.

Press release: Sweden to lift ban on entry from all countries

Press releases about the entry ban

Do you have questions?

For questions about COVID-19, you can call the national information number 113 13. The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

From abroad, call +46 (0)77 33 113 13.

How long will the entry ban apply?

The restrictions on entry into Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA have ceased to apply as of 1 April 2022.

As of 9 February 2022, entry from the Nordic countries and other EU and EEA countries is no longer subject to any entry restrictions.

European Economic Area (EEA)

In addition to Sweden, the following states are EEA states:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain