News from the Government and Government Offices
Modified restrictions as of 15 July
At a press conference on Monday, it was announced that a number of restrictions will be lifted as of 15 July. This is in line with step 3 of the Government’s plan for phasing out restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at annual UN High-level Political Forum
On 15 July, Sweden’s voluntary national review on implementation of the 2030 Agenda was presented at the annual UN High-level Political Forum in New York.
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.
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden
The Government has decided to extend the entry ban on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA countries. The Swedish regulations are also being adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate. This mainly entails an entry ban on travel to Sweden unless a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, a certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 or a corresponding certificate can be presented.
The extension enters into force on 30 June and remains in effect until 31 August. Entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway is still not subject to any entry restrictions.
Sweden’s new Government
Today in the Riksdag, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced the ministers who will serve in the Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by His Majesty The King.
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.