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Several new measures against COVID-19 introduced in January 2022


Several new measures against COVID-19 introduced since 21 January 2022

Entry restrictions

The Government has decided to revert to the entry restrictions that applied prior to 28 December 2021. This means that the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival no longer applies. The list of countries with approved vaccine certificates has also been expanded. People who can present a vaccination certificate issued in Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement when travelling to Sweden.

People travelling to Sweden from EU/EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, must present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or a corresponding certificate showing that they have either been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative within 72 hours of arrival or recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months.

These amendments have been in force since 21 January 2022. Amendments to the entry ban for people who travel to Sweden

Exemption from the requirement to present vaccination certificates

Since 12 January 2022, venues that decide to require vaccination certificates may not apply any such requirements in relation to persons enjoying privileges and immunities under the Act on Immunities and Privileges. This includes persons enjoying immunities and privileges in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The exemption includes, but is not limited to, public gatherings and public events, public transportation, gym and sports facilities, bathing facilities, museums and art galleries, cinemas, fairs and malls.