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Travel restrictions for travel to Sweden due to covid-19

The Swedish government have introduced stricter border controls to stem the spread of covid-19. Below, we have collected relevant information regarding trips to Sweden.

Border control at Hyllie train station. Photo: News Øresund - Johan Wessman

Travel restrictions from countries within EU/EEA (Denmark)

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.


More information about the testing requirement at Folkhälsomyndigheten

More information about the travel ban from EU/EEA countrie at polisen.se

Travel restrictions from countries outside of EU/EEA

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.


More information about the entry ban (non-EU/EEA) at polisen.se


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.


More information about the travel ban in relation to Brexit at govenment.se

Test requirement and border control at the Swedish border


Test requirements when entering Sweden

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 about the testing requirement at polisen.se


More information of what types of test that are valid at the border can be found at folkhalsomyndigheten.se

Go to folkhalsomyndigheten.se

Specific test requirements for cross-border commuters and students

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.

Exemptions from the testing requirement

There are some exemptions from the testing requirements. Swedish citizens and people who live in Sweden are exempt from the testing requirement.

More information about the exemptions at polisen.se


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.

Valid travel documentation

All travelers must be able to present valid travel documentations, such as a valid identification, at the border.


More information about travel documents at polisen.se

Traffic Information

Train connections across the Øresund bridge
Ferry connection between Helsingborg and Helsingör

Keep updated about the ferry connections over Öresund on Foresea’s website.


More information at forsea.se

Flight traffic

More information about what rules that apply at Copenhagen Airport.


More information at cph.dk

Information about covid-19 in Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has more information about covid-19 in Sweden.

Read more at Folkhälsomyndigheten


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.

Go to our article on covid-19 and cross-border commuting



Are you travelling from Sweden to Denmark?

Read our article about the Danish border controls here

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