Press release from Ministry of Justice

Changes to the ban on entry when travelling to Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark

Published

The Government decided today to make certain changes to the entry ban into Sweden from the United Kingdom and Denmark. Regarding travel from the United Kingdom, exemptions will be made for people who live or work in Sweden. Regarding travel from Denmark, exemptions will be made to make it easier for Bornholm and those who live there. In addition to this, people with imperative family reasons will also be exempted.

The reason for the strong measures that were introduced is to try to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and that more people in our society are falling ill. But after discussions with Denmark and within the EU, certain minor adjustments are now being made to the entry ban.  

Regarding the United Kingdom, it is important that we try to act together with the rest of the EU in what is a special situation. The changes to the entry ban are in line with the common EU approach. It is also reasonable that people who live and work in Sweden are able to return here.

As before, people who come from Denmark but who live and work in Sweden are exempted from the entry ban. The changes primarily mean that people who work in the health care sector on Bornholm or live there can travel between Bornholm and another part of Denmark via Sweden.

People from both the United Kingdom and Denmark who are considered to have imperative family reasons may also be exempted from the entry ban. 

The revised ban on entry for the United Kingdom and Denmark will enter into force at midnight today and be in effect until 21 January or until further notice.

Questions

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Press contact

Sofie Rudh
Acting Press Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
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Adriana Haxhimustafa
Acting Press Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00