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Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Ministry for Foreign Affairs extends advice against travel

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Today, 26 January, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided to extend its advice against all non-essential travel to all countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area. The decision remains in effect until 15 April 2021.

On 14 March 2020, the MFA decided to advise against non-essential travel to all countries due to the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the conditions for international travel. Since then, the MFA has lifted this advice for a number of countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen area.

The MFA today decided to extend its advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area. The decision remains in effect until 15 April 2021.

It is important to carefully consider whether now is the right time to travel. Many countries still have closed borders or far-reaching entry and exit restrictions, quarantine provisions and curfews. There is great uncertainty and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, it is not possible to predict when it will be possible to travel safely and freely around the world.

All Swedes who nonetheless decide to travel abroad should follow these three guidelines: read up when planning the trip, follow local regulations at the destination and plan for the journey home. This is now also clarified further on our travel app UD Resklar and swedenabroad.se