On 18 March, the Government decided to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus.
The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary.
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.
You can read more about the limited possibilities of obtaining a visa to Sweden on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.