Sweden: Reopening Steps 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Lifting COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers from countries outside of the European Union and European Economic Area beginning 1 April 2022
  • Removal of entry requirement to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test when entering Sweden beginning 1 April 2022 


On 25 March 2022, the government of Sweden announced that it will lift all entry bans related to COVID-19 beginning 1 April 2022, allowing all travelers, including those from outside of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), to enter the country. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test certificate when entering the country.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Sweden introduced a ban on travel in March 2020 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The country has gradually lifted entrance measures for travelers from the EU and EEA, however, this newest change will allow all travelers to enter the country without additional pandemic-related measures. 

Looking Ahead  

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

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This article was published on 1 April 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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