Information about the corona virus in Sweden including travel information

TRAVELS TO SWEDEN: As of 28 December, all adults and children over the age of 12 must present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival to Sweden. The test must be no more than 48 hours old when they cross the border. Swedish citizens or foreign residents that hold a valid residence permit, residence right or residence status, are exempted from this requirement. TRAVELS TO LITHUANIA: 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 under the full vaccination schedule. 7-day self-isolation is mandatory (it is not required for those fully vaccinated or with past disease). PCR test on the 3rd day of arrival is recommended for all travelers. Please be aware that the situation might change quickly and it is important to follow the official announcements.

Traveling from Lithuania to Sweden

As of 28 December 2021, it is no longer possible to travel to Sweden with only a vaccination certificate or a certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19, but a test certificate is required of all travellers. This means that all travellers age 12 and older must be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival to Sweden, conducted within 48 hours prior to arrival. For information on regulations that will come into force on the 28th of December 2021 please consult Swedish Government webpage.

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. 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. 

OBS! The Government decided to revert to the entry restrictions that applied prior to 28 December 2021. This means that the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival will no longer apply from 21 January. As of 21 January, people travelling to Sweden from EU/EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, must present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or a corresponding certificate showing that they have either been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative within 72 hours of arrival or recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. This requirement applies to foreign citizens aged 18 and over, with certain exemptions.

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 will 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

All travellers to Lithuania must fill in the form Keleiviams NVSC.

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 has been completed under the full vaccination schedule and two weeks have passed after it. 

7-day self-isolation is mandatory (self-isolation is not required for those fully vaccinated or with past disease; there are also other exemptions available here).

PCR test on the 3rd day of arrival is recommended for all travellers.

Carriers shall prevent from boarding a vehicle those that do not have evidence of a negative Covid-19 test or vaccination/recovery certificate, as well as a QR code from the NVSC system.

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

Regulations in Lithuania 

As of 13 September, all contact services and economic activities are carried out and events organised (except for the established exceptions) only for persons who meet the criteria set by the National Certificate. Only persons who can present a valid National Certificate are able to receive contact services. All the local Covid-19 retaled restrictions can be found here. 

As of 28 December, the National Certificate (Covid passport) and its alternative documents is no longer valid for those residents who were vaccinated under the full vaccination schedule more than 7 months ago. In view of the planned changes, it is recommended that those who have reached the time for a booster dose against COVID-19, book a vaccination appointment, and get vaccinated. More information to be found here.

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 19 Jan 2022, 10.57 AM