Sweden lifts special travel restrictions from Denmark and Norway
The decision was taken based on the recommendations published by Folkhälsomyndigheten earlier this week. The specific travel restrictions were applicable on travel from Denmark, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Now, Denmark and Norway will be removed from that list, which means that travel from these two countries will be considered on equal basis as travel from other EEA countries.
Since the United Kingdom is no longer a part of the European Union, travel from the United Kingdom will be considered under the same rules as for other countries outside of the EEA. This means that, in addition to the requirement of a negative test, belong to a certain group to be allowed to travel to Sweden.
The general travel ban still applies
Danes and Norwegians will again be allowed to travel to Sweden if they can provide proof of a negative covid-19 test at the border. A negative test is therefore sufficient to cross the border into Sweden, you do not need to have a specific reason for travel.
The negative covid-19 test cannot be older than 48 hours.
Exemptions from the test requirement
Some groups are exempt from the testing requirement. For example, Swedish citizens, people who live in Sweden, children under the age of 18 and employees in the transportation sector do not need to provide a negative covid-19 test at the border.
If you do not belong to these groups, there is no exemptions from the testing requirement. You need to provide a negative test, even if you can prove that you have already been tested or that you have antibodies.
Ease on restrictions for commuters and students
According to the new restrictions, the testing requirement will be relaxed for cross-border commuters. From the 31st March, commuters will only need to provide a negative covid-19 test that is no older than a week old. The same rules also apply for students that needs to commute to Sweden for their studies.