Q&A – temporary entry ban to the European Union via Sweden
The Government decided on 2 July to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. This decision is in line with new recommendations from the Council of the European Union. The amendments apply as of 4 July.
Extension of temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden due to COVID-19
The Government of Sweden has decided to extend the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden until 31st August. The aim of the entry ban is, as previously, to mitigate the effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the outbreak of COVID-19.
Extension of advice against travel outside EU, EEA and Schengen
There have been developments recently in the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area that have led to the easing of restrictions that had previously represented obstacles and risks to Swedish travellers.
Therefore, as of 30 June, the MFA will remove the advice against non-essential travel to the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
For other countries in the EU, EEA and Schengen, the recommendation remains until 15 July.
The MFA has extended the advice against travel to countries outside the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area until 31 August
In light of the continued uncertainty regarding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFA has extended the advice against non-essential travel to all countries that was decided on 14 March 2020 until 15 July 2020.
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