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Travel restrictions for Sweden due to the coronavirus/covid-19

D. 2/5/2021
The Swedish government has announced a travel ban on travel from Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom to Sweden. The restrictions enter into force on at midnight on the 22nd December. There are, however, some exceptions to the travel ban.

The travel ban is introduced on travel from Denmark due to the increased levels of transmission of the coronavirus in Sweden and Denmark. The aim of the restrictions is to avoid an increase in transmission in Sweden.

The new travel restrictions were deemed necessary after a new mutation of the coronavirus Covid-19 had been identified, first in the United Kingdom, and then in Denmark and Norway. The travel restrictions are valid until 31 March.


Read more about the ban and exceptions at government.se


The Swedish police will do an individual assessment of each individual case at the border. It is not possible to receive permission to enter Sweden in advance of travel.

There are currently a few restrictions to the travel ban:

  • Swedish citizens who can present a passport or other valid form of identification
  • People who live in Sweden and who can present a valid form of identification and document that they live in Sweden. Ownership of a summerhouse in Sweden is not currently considered a valid reason for travel into the country.
  • People who work in Sweden and can present a valid form of identification and document that they work in Sweden. A negative covid-19 test is also required.
  • People transporting goods
  • People travelling to and from Bornholm.

Individuals who want to visit family in Sweden are not currently except from the travel ban and can therefore not travel to Sweden solely for that reason.

If you are visiting a sick family member of if you are due to attend a funeral in Sweden – the Swedish police will perform an individual assessment on a case-by-case basis at the border. It is therefore a good idea to collect and provide as much documentation for your visit or funeral attendance as possible.

Please be aware that the travel restrictions can change quickly.


It is the Swedish police who conducts border checks in Sweden.

More information at polisen.se


Contact the Swedish policy via phone:

From Sweden: 114 14

From Denmark: +46 77 114 14 00


Negative COVID-19 test required for entry into Sweden

From the 6th of February 2021, all non-swedish citizens are required to present an negative covid-19-test upon entering Sweden.  As a general rule, the test must not be more than 48 hours old, while commuters are required to present a test not more than a week old.  


Read more about the test demand at government.se


Travel to and from Bornholm

People travelling to and from Bornholm are allowed to travel through Sweden. Upon entry, you must present a ticket or a BroBizz as evidence for your travel.

Please be aware, that travelers to and from Bornholm are required to present a negative covid-19-test when traveling through Sweden. 


Read more about the test demand at government.se


It is also possible to fly between Copenhagen Airport and Bornholm. Check for available departures at DAT or SAS.


Go to dat.dk

Go to sas.dk

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