Sweden: Amendment to Entry Ban

Last Updated on February 14, 2023


Key Points 

  • Stricter entrance testing requirements have been introduced for all travelers beginning 21 Jan. 2022 


Effective 21 Jan. 2022, the government of Sweden reintroduced past entry restrictions with the aim to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As a result, negative COVID19 test results conducted within 48 hours of arrival will no longer be accepted. Instead, travelers entering Sweden from a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, including the Nordic countries, will be required to: 

  • Present the EU Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or a corresponding certificate indicating that the traveler is fully vaccinated; or  
  • Present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival; or  
  • Present proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months 

Travelers entering from countries outside of the EU or EEA will only be permitted to enter Sweden if they qualify for an entrance exemption and can present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.  

Additional exemptions apply to fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Sweden has introduced stricter entrance requirements for all travelers entering the country beginning 21 Jan. 2022. The requirements will vary depending on a traveler's vaccination history and country of departure.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

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.