General entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2021

24 May 2021

The general entry ban to Sweden applies until 31 August 2021.

  • The general ban on entry to Sweden remains in place. Only people who qualify for an exemption and can present a negative COVID-19 test result are allowed to enter Sweden from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). People travelling from an EEA country are allowed to enter Sweden if they can present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival. The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result applies to travel from all countries and to all foreign citizens aged 18 and over, with certain exceptions.

  • Separate entry restrictions apply for travel from Denmark, Norway and the UK meaning that Denmark and Norway are subject to the same rules that apply to other EEA countries, and the UK to the same rules as other countries outside the EEA.

As previously, a negative test result must not be more than 48 hours old, but commuters will be able to use test results that are no older than 7 days. This relaxation of the test requirement has been expanded through the Government’s decision today to also apply to people who regularly cross the border to study in Sweden.

> Travel to Sweden during the corona pandemic

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Last updated 24 Mar 2021, 8.19 PM