Sweden: Extension of Entry Restrictions and Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

October 28, 2021

Key Points  

  • Entry restrictions extended for EU and EEA citizens until Nov. 30, 2021 
  • Entry restrictions extended for non-EU and non-EEA citizens until Jan. 31, 2022 
  • Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and some fully vaccinated travelers with select vaccine certificates are exempt from entry restrictions beginning Nov. 5, 2021 

Overview

The Swedish government announced that the current entry restrictions will be extended until for international travelers depending on the country. 

EU/EEA Travelers  

Entry restrictions will be extended until Nov. 30, 2021, for travelers from countries in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). Travelers from countries in the EU and EEA will be required to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or a corresponding certificate demonstrating that they have either been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative within 72 hours prior to arrival or recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. Travelers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway are not subject to the entry restrictions and are not required to present any certificate when entering Sweden.  

Non-EU/EEA Travelers 

Entry restrictions will be extended until Jan. 31, 2022, for travelers from countries outside of the EU and EEA. Travelers wishing to enter Sweden from a country outside of the EU and EEA must be covered by one of the exemptions from the entry restriction and must present a negative COVID-19 test result. Some exemptions include residing in an exempt country or holding a vaccine certificate from an approved country. 

Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Travelers from US and Other Countries 

Travelers who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the U.S. are exempt from the entry ban and testing requirements beginning Nov. 5, 2021. Travelers who can present a vaccine certificate issued in Guernsey, Isle of Man or Jersey are exempt from entry restrictions. As of Oct. 11, 2021, travelers who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the United Kingdom are also exempt from entry restrictions.  

What are the Changes?  

The current entry restriction was due to expire on Oct. 31, 2021. This new announcement will extend entry restrictions for travelers based on departure location and vaccination status. This change will also allow fully vaccinated travelers holding U.S vaccination certificates to enter Sweden without facing entry restrictions.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the Swedish government’s website for future announcements and Envoy’s website for further information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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