The 2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate will be announced on March 7 in a live program from Stockholm and at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The award amounts to 5 million SEK (approx. 440 000 EUR) making it the largest international children’s and young adult literature award in the world. 251 candidates from 64 countries are nominated.NEWS
The embassy in Bern receives many questions regarding travel to Sweden and Switzerland. Please note that all restrictions and recommendations can change at short notice. We therefore ask you to inform yourself about the current situation on the webpages of the responsible authorities.
Entry rules for Sweden during the corona pandemic
The Swedish police is responsible for the border control in Sweden.
The current entry regulations for Sweden are on their website:
Information from the Swedish police regarding entry regulations for Sweden
Police FAQ, also note the blue boxes at the bottom of the page
Please note that the information from the police applies to entry into Sweden. The country you are leaving from, the countries you are stopping in, or the airline may have different requirements. Check this directly with the relevant party.
Entry rules for Switzerland during the corona pandemic
The Swiss Federal Department of Public Health is responsible for providing information on current entry regulations for Switzerland:
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
The FOPH also has a Travelcheck. There you can check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland:
Via the link below, you will find more website links providing information on the current situation in each country, such as entry restrictions, transit, bans and recommendations as well as the country's travel advice for travelling abroad:
Links to authorities in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland
For more information, please look at the following page of our Homepage.