International travel restrictions
There is a ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA. This ban applies to foreign nationals and remains in effect until 31 January 2022. There are a number of exemptions to the ban based on work or studies, family connections or urgent family reasons, as well as a number of countries whose residents are exempted.
Read more about who and which countries are exempted at the Swedish Police website.
Foreign nationals aged 18 or more travelling to Sweden from countries within the EU/EEA or the Nordic countries must present the EU Covid certificate or proof of vaccination against Covid-19 from certain other countries. Foreign nationals travelling to Sweden from other countries must be exempted from the travel ban and show evidence of a negative test of Covid-19, from within the past 72 hours. More information in Swedish at Regeringen.se.
If you experience Covid-19 symptoms, you should get tested as soon as possible. See the website 1177.se on how to proceed in the region you are in. This also applies if you have been vaccinated or if it has been less than six months since you had Covid-19.
Prepare and stay informed
- Avoid travelling if you have symptoms.
- Keep yourself well informed and follow local authorities' advice and instructions at your destination. Local restrictions and regulations will be in place. These may be changed at short notice. For example, there may be requirements for face masks and rules on maintaining a distance from other people.
- Stay in close contact with your travel company and review your insurance coverage.
- Follow the rules and recommendations that apply at the airport, on the plane and at your destination. If you do not follow these, you risk being denied boarding or entry into the country you have travelled to.
- Have enough money for unforeseen events on your trip, for example delays.
- Swedish embassies provide up-to-date travel information in Swedish on the Sweden Abroad website.
UD or Swedish diplomatic missions will not be able to provide transport to Sweden if you have difficulty returning home because of the current situation. UD has a special telephone number for questions about the coronavirus and travel: +46 (0)8 405 92 00.
In consular emergencies, call the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs' consular emergency service hotline: +46 (0)8 405 50 05.
- UD's advice and instructions concerning travel to and from other countries
- The Swedish Transport Agency's information on air travel during the Covid-19 pandemic