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Press release from Ministry of Justice

Entry ban on travel to Sweden extended


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.

The Swedish Government has decided to extend the entry ban on travel to Sweden primarily due to the continued uncertainty concerning COVID-19-infection.

The Government had already decided that the entry restrictions within the EU/EEA should be scaled back cautiously to reduce the risk of a setback that would necessitate new restrictions. Now the Swedish regulation is being adapted to the EU regulation and the entry ban is being extended until 31 August. The EU regulation enables travel within the EU without subsequent restrictions if the traveller has a certificate verifying that they have either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19,
  • tested negative for COVID-19, or
  • recovered from COVID-19.

For more information on how the ordinance on a temporary ban on entry into Sweden is to be interpreted and which exemptions apply, please visit the website of the Police Authority. See the adjacent links.

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