Temporary entry ban for people residing in Jordan

12 Dec 2021

The Swedish government has decided to remove Jordan from the list of countries that are exempt from the entry ban. The entry ban will be reintroduced for people residing in Jordan. The decision will come into effect on 14 December 2021.

The purpose of the temporary entry ban is to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The entry ban has been extended a number of times. At the moment the entry ban is in force until January 31, 2022.

The following individuals are exempted from the entry ban:

  • Swedish Citizens.
  • EEA-citizens (including citizens of Andorra, Vatican, San Marino and Monaco) and citizens of Switzerland.
  • Individuals who have long-term resident status in Sweden or another EU Member State.
  • Individuals who have a residence permit in Sweden or another EEA state, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco or Switzerland.
  • Individuals who have a national visa for Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EEA state, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco or Switzerland.

National visa is a visa valid only for Sweden (not a Schengen visa)

The entry ban does not apply to people who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden. For example, this may be the case for:

  • Healthcare workers, researches in health and medical care and staff working with the care of elderly.
  • Frontier workers.
  • Seasonal workers in agricultural, forestry and horticulture sector.
  • Personnel transporting goods and other staff in the transport sector.
  • Diplomatic officials and certain paid consular officials and their families and employees; persons invited by the Government Offices.
  • Couriers of foreign states.
  • People who work in international organizations or are invited by such organizations and whose presence is necessary for the organizations’ activities, military personnel, aid workers and civil defense staff.
  • Transit passengers, in case if they do not go through passport control.
  • People with imperative family reasons.
  • People who travel for the purpose of studying.
  • People travelling for the purpose of performing highly skilled work, if their contribution is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed remotely, including people who will take part in or perform necessary tasks at elite sports competitions.

A foreign citizen who is covered by an exemption will also need to present a negative covid-19 test for entry not older than 72 hours, or the EU Covid Certificate  or equivalent when entering from another country. Here you can find more information on which certificates are accepted and which categories are exempted from this requirement:
Certificate requirements for foreign nationals travelling to Sweden - The Public Health Agency of Sweden (folkhalsomyndigheten.se)


The decision to restrict entry in each case is made by the Swedish Police responsible for border control. For updated information on the entry ban to Sweden, and its exemptions, please visit the website of the Swedish Police Authority.

See the Police Authority's generic information on Covid-19 and travel here

Last updated 12 Dec 2021, 3.45 PM