Travel restrictions for travel to Sweden due to covid-19
Foreign citizens travelling from another EU/EAA country, including Denmark, are still allowed to cross the border into Sweden. In order to enter Sweden, travelers are required to present a negative covid-19 test at the border. All foreign nationals over the age of 18 are subject to the new testing requirement.
There is currently a travel ban in place for travels to Sweden for foreign citizens from outside the EU/EEA area. This means that non-essential travel from non-EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland are stopped.
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 EU/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.
Test requirement and border control at the Swedish border
In order to travel to Sweden as a foreign citizen, you are required to present a negative covid-19 test at the border. For most forms of travel, such as visiting family, visiting property or similar, the test cannot be older than 48 hours.
More information of what types of test that are valid at the border can be found at folkhalsomyndigheten.se
Cross-border commuters who travel to Sweden only need to present a negative covid-19 test that is less than 7 days old. The same rules apply for students who travel across the border to reach their education.
There are some exemptions from the testing requirements. Swedish citizens and people who live in Sweden are exempt from the testing requirement.
Vaccination is not a valid exemption
According to the Swedish travel restrictions, vaccinated individuals are not exempt from the testing requirements. Proof of covid-19 anti-bodies is also not considered an exemption.
You can only be exempt from the testing requirement if you are on the list of exemptions above.
More information about train schedules and other rules on public transport can be found here.
Information about covid-19 in Sweden
The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has more information about covid-19 in Sweden.
Do you have more questions?
Contact the Swedish police via telephone:
- If you live in Sweden: 114 14
- If you live in Denmark: +46 77 114 14 00
You can also find additional information on how covid-19 affect border commuters in our article about covid-19 in the Øresund region.