The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19

The Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to mitigate the economic impact of it. The government’s overarching goal is to safeguard people’s lives and health and to secure the health care capacity. The Government’s policy and decisions aim to:

• Limit the spread of infection in the country
• Ensure health care resources are available
• Limit the impact on critical services
• Alleviate the impact on people and companies
• Ease concern, for example by providing information
• Ensure that the right measures are taken at the right time.

News regarding the Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19

  • Stricter infection control measures to be introduced on 12 January 2022

    On 12 January 2022, stricter infection control measures will be introduced due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the Government’s action plan for introducing infection control measures.

  • Amendments to the ban on entry into Sweden

    Photo: Folio

    The Government has decided that all travellers must be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival to Sweden, regardless of the country they travel from, and regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or have recovered. The amendments will enter into force on 28 December.

113 13 – information number in case of emergency or crisis

You can call the information number 113 13 to obtain information from municipalities and other actors regarding the novel corona virus (not questions regarding symptoms of disease).

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

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