Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifts advice against travel to the United Kingdom
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided today to lift the advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom. The decision comes into force with immediate effect.
The easing of restrictions that have applied to Swedish travellers has been taken into account in the assessment leading to the decision. Sweden is now part of a group of countries that the UK deems to have a reduced COVID-19 risk. This means that Sweden is no longer included in the UK’s quarantine requirements.
In recent weeks, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has lifted the advice against non-essential travel to the majority of countries in Europe. This does not mean that the situation is back to normal. Local rules, restrictions and quarantine requirements affecting Swedish travellers can be re-introduced at short notice if the situation changes.
A high degree of personal responsibility must be taken by travellers regardless of where they travel. Before travelling, every traveller should prepare thoroughly, keep well informed about the entry rules that apply and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities when abroad.
- The advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom is lifted as of 14 September 2020.
(In previous decisions, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland and the Vatican City.)
- For other countries in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel up to and including 23 September 2020. This decision still applies.
- The Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/the EEA/the Schengen area up to and including 15 November 2020. This decision still applies.
 Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.