About abroad United Kingdom

Travel information

General information about travels to the UK 

Border control

If you are visiting the UK, you can enter the country with either a Swedish passport or national identity card. The travel document should be valid for the whole of your stay. 

From 1 October 2021, you won't be able to enter the UK with your national identity card unless you have a pre-settled or settled EUSS status. More info here. 

If you are planning to study, work or stay for a long time you might need to apply for a visa prior to your travels. Check this via this link.

Entering the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Last updated 05 Oct 2021, 11.34 AM

Travel restrictions and quarantine rules in the UK

Please note: You will find extended travel advice and information in the Swedish section of this website.

Testing and quarantine on arrival to the UK

Travel to England: not fully vaccinated travellers 

If you’re traveling from Sweden, and have not travelled in a country on the red list in last 10 days, you must:

  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
  • Book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine  
  • Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number. Link to the web form.

Full details about quarantine and testing here. 

Test to release and exemptions:

  • You can pay for a Covid test five days after arrival in or der to shorten your quarantine. Read more here. You must still take the test on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Some jobs qualify for travel exemptions, find out more here

If your stay in the UK last for less than 10 days, you will need to self-isolate for the full duration of your stay. 

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure the test meets the minimum standards. You must check the UK government's website for full details about the tests. 

Travel to England: fully vaccinated travellers

Travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the UK, or within an approved overseas vaccination programme in a listed country, are exempt from self-isolation upon arrival. Please see the UK government website for further details, as well as guidance on quarantine, testing and being 'fully vaccinated'.

Travellers covered by the abovementioned exemption need to:

Please note that it is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they meet all the requirements. The Embassy does not assist in interpreting the rules of UK authorities. The Embassy does not issue any travel certificates, nor answer which documentation UK authorities may approve.

Travel with children

Please see the rules for travelling to England with children here.