This article was originally published 31 Jan. 2022 and was updated on 9 Feb. 2022 to reflect new changes.
9 Feb. 2022 Update: On 9 Feb. 2022, the government of Sweden will lift all restrictions on entry for travelers arriving from European Union (EU) member states, the Nordic countries and Schengen Area (EEA) countries. Travelers arriving from these countries will now be able to enter Sweden for essential and non-essential travel purposes. Previously, these restrictions were due to remain in place until 28 Feb. 2022. Entry restrictions for travelers from outside of the EU/EEA and Nordic countries will continue until 31 March 2022.
- Extension of entry ban for travelers from the EU and EEA until 28 Feb. 2022
- Extension of entry ban for travelers from outside of the EU and EEA until 31 March 2022
On 27 Jan. 2022, the government of Sweden extended the restriction on entry for non-essential travelers from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries until 28 Feb. 2022. Travelers arriving from the EU and EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, for essential travel purposes, including work and study, will be required to:
Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months.
Restrictions on entry for non-essential travelers arriving from outside of the EU and EEA will be extended until 31 March 2022. Travelers arriving from these locations can only enter the country if they:
- Have received an entry exemption;
- Present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Sweden; or
- Are exempt from testing requirements.
Beginning 31 Jan. 2022, the government of Sweden will also remove Argentina, Australia, and Canada from the list of countries whose residents were generally exempt from the ban on entry. Travelers from these countries will need to adhere to the same entry requirements for travelers from outside the EU and EEA.
What are the Changes?
The government of Sweden has extended entry restrictions due to concerns related to the transmission of COVID-19.
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