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

  • Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden

    Photo: Folio

    The Government has decided on a general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry into Sweden. The rules include certain exemptions. There is already a temporary ban on non-essential travel from other countries to the EU via Sweden. Following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, the entry ban was introduced to mitigate the effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the outbreak of COVID-19. In accordance with recommendations from the European Commission and the Council, the entry ban has been extended and amended several times. It currently remains in effect until 31 March 2021.

  • COVID-19 Act allows stronger communicable disease control measures

    The Government has adopted a Government Bill for a temporary Act to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The legislation is intended to give the Government the authority to adopt more binding communicable disease control measures than was previously possible. The Act entered into force on 10 January 2021 and is in effect until 30 September 2021.

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs extends advice against travel

    Photo: Sofie Westling/The Government Offices of Sweden

    Today, 26 January, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided to extend its advice against all non-essential travel to all countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area. The decision remains in effect until 15 April 2021.

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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