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Travel to Sweden

Travel to Sweden 

Since 11 October 2021 fully vaccinated travellers who can present a UK vaccine certificate, as well as accompanying children, are allowed to enter Sweden without further inbound travel restrictions. The UK is thereby exempted from the travel ban currently in place for countries outside the EU/EES. UK vaccine certificates cannot yet be processed by the EU-system, therefore these certificates will be checked separately by the Swedish border police according to the decisions made by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

See the full press release from the Swedish government here.
More information from the Swedish Police's website is available here.  

Testing upon arrival in Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that everybody, who haven’t been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks before arriving in Sweden, should take a PCR test. Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad - The Public Health Agency of Sweden (folkhalsomyndigheten.se)

Post-brexit: Travel to Sweden changed on 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, British citizens are able to travel to Sweden and other Schengen area countries for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism. This is a rolling 180-day period. You will find more information here.

Post-brexit: Travel documents from 1 January 2021

UK citizens and their family members will need a passport for entering and exiting Sweden. The travel document can not be older than 10 years and it needs to be valid for at least three months after the planned exit from the Schengen territory.

Exemptions will be made for UK citizens holding residence status or who can document that they have applied for residence status. These categories can enter using a national ID card or passport.

Family members of UK citizens who are third country nationals holding residence status, needs a passport and residence status or evidence of application for residence status.

Please see the Swedish Border Police website for more information via this link.

Tourist information

Plan your holiday on Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information via this link.

Visa to Sweden

A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit Sweden. More info via this link.

Please note that it is the individual traveller’s responsibility to verify their right to entry into Sweden, both based on the Schengen Borders Code and the temporary entry ban. It is the individual's responsibility to present sufficient documentation. 

The Embassy will not be able to answer questions about whether a certain certificate is sufficient or not.


The Public Health Agency of Sweden 
The Swedish Border Police