Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Advice against travel due to COVID-19 pandemic extended to 15 October

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to extend its advice against non-essential travel to most countries until 15 October.

The pandemic is not over and the situation around the world is still uncertain and highly changeable.

For this reason, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to extend the advice against non-essential travel. The decision applies until 15 October 2021.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is preparing to transition – as soon as possible – to a system where COVID-related advice against travel is only issued for especially vulnerable countries/territories.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ advice for Swedish travellers

Travellers to countries that have been removed from the MFA’s list still need to take a high degree of personal responsibility. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs urges all Swedish travellers to read up when planning their trip, to follow the local rules, and plan their trip home carefully.

Swedes are urged to continue to follow the general recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and to maintain a safe distance, wash their hands and avoid large social gatherings. It is also important to follow these precautionary measures when abroad.

What applies now

· The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to extend its advice against travel to most countries until 15 October 2021.

· In previous decisions, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States and the Vatican City, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. These countries are thus exempt from the advice against non-essential travel.

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