Information regarding COVID-19 in Sweden

14 Jan 2022

Here you can find information about COVID-19 in Sweden as well as travel information to Sweden.

There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.

Negative test requirements for foreign nationals travelling to Sweden

Swedish Government has decided to implement a negative COVID-19 test requirement. From 28 December 2021, all travellers older than 12 has to show proof of a negative test result upon entering Sweden, even if they are vaccinated. The test must be no more than 48 hours old when they cross the border. Negative COVID-19 test required for entry into Sweden

Answers to frequently asked question about the travel restrictions can be found on the Swedish Police’s website.

Travel to Sweden during the pandemic 

Recommendations for those travelling to Sweden from abroad

Temporary Travel Ban to EU via Sweden

To mitigate the effects of the spread of Covid-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government has decided to extend the entry ban until 31 January 2022. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

For more information, please visit these sites: Questions and Answers.

Health Authority in Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. The agency also works to ensure that the population is protected against communicable diseases and other health threats. Please refer to their FAQs about Covid-19, including questions about quarantine etc. For more information, please visit this site.

Information in Swedish

The Embassy of Sweden in Riga will continue to communicate all relevant updates through the Embassy´s website and social media.

Direct link to the Embassy´s travel information in Swedish: Aktuella händelser. 

Last updated 14 Jan 2022, 4.08 PM