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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.


Q&A Travel to Sweden and North Macedonia

Your questions related to travel to Sweden or to North Macedonia - answered (English, Македонски, Shqip, Svenska)

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Ban on non-essential travel

For travel to countries outside the EU, EEA and the Schengen area, there is currently a ban for non-essential travel from Sweden until 31 August 2020. This ban for non-essential travel is also valid for the Republic of North Macedonia.

There is no longer a ban on non-essential travel from Sweden to: Andorra, Belgium, Czech republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Monaco, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Hungary and the Vatican City.

For other countries within the EU, the EEA (EEA) and the Schengen area, as well as the United Kingdom, the ban for non-essential travel from Sweden is valid until 12 August 2020.

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Curfew and Borders

There is no curfew in place as of Monday June, 8th. 

On Friday 26 June, North Macedonia opened its borders (which have been closed since mid-March), and Skopje and Ohrid airports open on Wednesday 1 July.

Upon entry, a negative PCR test or 14-day self-isolation / quarantine is no longer required.

However, as of July 9, 2020 citizens of Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and BiH who wish to enter North Macedonia need to present upon entry a negative PCR test not older than 72h.

For those that wish to enter the country via land border for the purpose of transit via the International airports PCR test will not be required - but it is mandatory to show a plane (electronic) ticket and sign a transit statement stating that the person transiting will leave the territory of North Macedonia within three hours. For transit via land the person transiting will have to leave the territory of North Macedonia within five hours. 

Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' advice against unnecessary travel to countries outside the EU, EEA and the Schengen area is valid until 31 August 2020.

02 juil. 2020

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.

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22 juin 2020

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

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