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Sweden lifts special travel restrictions from Denmark and Norway

D. 3/24/2021
The Swedish government has decided to lift the special travel restrictions from Denmark and Norway. The travel restrictions that used to be applicable on inbound travel form Denmark and Norway to Sweden will be lifted on the 31 March 2021. The general travel ban with a test requirement will be extended to the 31st May 2021.
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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.

 

More information about the travel bans at regeringen.se

More information about the testing requirement

 

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.

 

More detailed information about exemptions can be found here (in Swedish)

 

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.

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