News from the Government and Government Offices
The Government’s work in response to the virus responsible for COVID-19
There is an ongoing outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Government and the Government Offices are following developments carefully and are in continuous contact with the responsible authorities.
Government plan for phasing out restrictions
The Government’s plan has five stages. In Stage 1, which starts on 1 June, the Government will ease a number of restrictions. In the final stage, Stage 5, the Government will essentially lift all restrictions and recommendations imposed in response to COVID-19.
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden
The Government has decided to maintain the entry ban to Sweden for travel from third countries, i.e. outside the EU/EEA. The entry ban on travel from EU/EEA countries, which involves a ban against entering Sweden unless a negative COVID-19 test result can be presented, will also be extended. However, the Nordic countries will be exempted from the entry restrictions as of 31 May.
The Government has decided to extend the entry restrictions for travel from the EU/EEA until 30 June 2021 and from other countries until 31 August 2021.
Swedish Government Offices Yearbook 2020
How many people work at the Government Offices? What was the central government budget like last year? How many acts and ordinances were issued last year? The answer to these and other questions can be found in the Swedish Government Offices Yearbook 2020.
Brexit and the EU’s future relationship with the UK
This page contains more information on how the Government and the Government Offices are working in response to Brexit.
The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2021
On 24 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented the 2021 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. It contains the objectives and direction for Sweden’s international action, and forms the basis of Swedish foreign policy.