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Extension of temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden due to COVID-19

Today the Government decided to extend the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden until 15 June. The decision was taken following a recommendation of the European Commission. The aim of the entry ban is, as previously, to mitigate the effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the outbreak of COVID-19.

The decision was taken following a recommendation of the European Commission. The aim of the entry ban is, as previously, to mitigate the effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the outbreak of COVID-19.

The entry ban applies to all foreign citizens attempting to enter Sweden from a country outside the EU or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

All travel to Sweden will not be stopped. The entry ban does not apply to Swedish citizens or people with residence permits or right of residence in Sweden whose reason for travelling is to return to their homes in Sweden. Nor will the entry ban apply to people who have particularly important grounds for travelling to Sweden.

For the full press release, follow this link

For frequently asked questions, follow this link

For questions about the concrete application of the ban, call the Swedish police at +46 77 114 14 00 and ask to be connected to the National Communications Department.

Limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden

You can read more about the limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.