Information about the corona virus in Sweden including travel information

Foreign citizens age 18 and above need to present a negative covid-19 test in order to enter Sweden, or present a EU Covid Certificate or equivalent when entering from EEA, including Lithuania. No negative Covid-19 test is required when travelling directly from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Swedish citizens or foreign residents that hold a valid residence permit, residence right or residence status, are exempted from the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test, or vaccination or recovery document. For arrivals from Lithuania the test should be no more than 72 hours old. All travelers 16 years or older should present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (antigen) before entry to Lithuania, or a document from a health care facility confirming that a person has recovered from Covid-19 or a vaccination certificate proving that vaccination has been completed and two weeks have passed after it. Testing or self-isolation will not be required from those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 180 days, have been fully vaccinated, also members of official delegations and children under 12 years of age.

Traveling from Lithuania to Sweden

As of 30 June 2021, foreign citizens age 18 and above need to document that they do not have an active covid-19 infection in order to enter Sweden, or present the EU Covid Certificate or equivalent when entering from EEA, including Lithuania. 

The vaccine certificate can be digital or paper version, but needs to have a bar code which makes it possible to check its' authenticity, validity and integrity. The data also needs to be in English. A separate certificate needs to be issued for every vaccination, test result or recovery.

The EU certificate contains the holder's identity and a vaccine certificate, a test certificate, and/or a recovery certificate. 

When entering from Lithuania, the test can be no more than 72 hours old. 

No entry ban or negative covid test is required when travelling directly from another Nordic country, meaning Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. 

Swedish citizens or foreign citizens who are residents according to the Swedish Population Registry, hold a valid residence permit, residence right or residence status, are exempted from the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test, or document vaccination or recovery. Nevertheless, they should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations if they enter from a country where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discourage non-essential travel. 

Entry rules and regulations can be found here.

You can find emergency information from Swedish authorities regarding the Corona virus including measures taken by the Swedish Government here.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. You find Q&A about COVID-19 in Sweden at the Agency’s homepage.

Official information on the travel restrictions can also be found here. For frequently asked questions visit www.polisen.se or call +46 77 114 14 00 and ask your call to be transferred to the communication unit.

Traveling from Sweden to Lithuania: self-isolation is required this week

Travelers from Sweden that are 16 years or older should present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 (PCR test) or 48 (antigen test) hours before the entry to Lithuania or a document from a health care facility confirming that a person has recovered from COVID-19 or a vaccination certificate proving that vaccination with COVID-19 has been completed at least two weeks ago. Carriers shall prevent from boarding a vehicle those that do not have evidence of a COVID-19 test and its negative result or vaccination/recovery certificate, as well as a QR code from the NVSC system.

Testing or self-isolation will not be required from those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 180 days, have been fully vaccinated, also members of official delegations and children under 12 years of age.

Newest lists of affected countries and entry rules can be found here.

It is possible to conduct a Covid-19 test at the territories of Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga airports. More information about the testing at airport territories scan be found here (Vilnius), here (Kaunas) and here (Palanga).

Regulations in Lithuania 

All the local Covid-19 retaled restrictions can be found here. 

Information about the Lithuanian Freedom ID is especially significant if you have had Covid 19 or have already been vaccinated. The ID was launched on 24 May 2021. Please find more information under this link.

Changed opening hours of the Embassy

Embassy's telephone hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 16.00pm, Fridays 9am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 15.00pm.
The embassy's reception is closed for the time being, but we advise you to call during our telephone hours or send an e-mail and book a visit. 

Tel: +370 5 268 50 10. E-mail: ambassaden.vilnius@gov.se 

For questions about the coronavirus, the Government of Lithuania has established a Coronavirus Hotline: 1808. The most important information on the situation in Lithuania can be also found here. Lithuanian State Border Guard Service answers questions via +370 5 271 9305 or e-mail ncc.lithuania@vsat.vrm.lt.

Last updated 24 Sep 2021, 2.28 PM