Travel restrictions for travel to Sweden due to covid-19

Last updated 1/18/2022
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.
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Border control at Hyllie train station. Photo: News Øresund - Johan Wessman

Travel restrictions upon entering Sweden from the 21'th of January 2022

From the 21'st of January 2022 your are no longer required to present a negative test, when travelling to Sweden from Denmark.

Instead Sweden has decided to go back to former travelrestrictions, which means that all EU/EES citizens can enter Sweden if they can present a valid corona passport at the border.

A valid corona passport is documentation of vaccination, a negative test taken no longer than 72 hours before the time of arrival, or previous infection within 6 months.

Travel restrictions upon entering Sweden until the 20'th of January 2021

From the 28'th of december all non-swedish citizens must present an negative test result upon entry into Sweden. The test result must be maximum 48 hours old on the time of arrival - regardles of which country you are travelling from. 

The test requirement also applies to fully vaccinated and previously infected. This means that you are obliged to document a negative test result even though you're recovered from former infection. 

The test requirement applies to all foreign citizens. 

Cross-border workers and students within the EU/EES is excempt from the requirement, if they instead can present documentation of being vaccinated or a negative test result of maximum 7 days old.

Travellers transiting through Sweden to or from Bornholm is also excempt from the test requirement. 

Children under the age of 12 years, and swedish citizens is also excempt.

 

Read more about the entry ban

Excemptions to the test requirement

There is some excemptions to the requirement of a negative test upon entry in Sweden.

 

Excemptions to the requirement of a test upon entry in Sweden:

  • Cross-border-workers and -students are excempt from the test requirement, if they can present documentation of vaccination or a negative test result of maximum 7 days old
  • Persons travelling through Sweden between Bornholm and Zealand
  • Children under the age of 12 years
  • Swedish citizens
  • Swedish residents

 

Read more about the test requirement at polisen.se

Read more about the swedish entry ban

Test being accepted by the swedish border

Both PCR and antigen (quicktest) are accepted ny the Swedish border. The test cannot be older than 48 hours at the point of entry.

 

More information about the testing requirement at Folkhälsomyndigheten

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

FAQ: Travel restrictions when travelling from Denmark to Sweden

FAQ: Overview of test requirement rules when entering Sweden

Question:

Answer:

Do I need a negative test result when travelling from Denmark to Sweden?

Yes. You need to present a negative test no more than 48 hours old at the time of arrival in Sweden.

Which test is accepted at the swedish border?

Both PCR and antigen/quicktest is accepted (self-test/home-test is not accepted).  

Do I need to present a negative test, even though i'm fully vaccinated?

Yes. Even if fully vaccinated, you need to present a negative test upon entering Sweden.

Do I need to present a negative test, if i'm recovered from earlier infection (and therefore risk testing positive the upcoming weeks)?

Yes. Even if you have previously been infected you are not excempt from having to present a negative test upon entering Sweden. 

Do I need to present a negative test, if I am a Swedish citizen? 

No. If you are a swedish citizen, you are excempt from the test requirement when entering Sweden. 

Does the test requirement also apply for children?

No. Children under the age of 12 years does not have to present a negative test result upon entering Sweden.

 

When working, studying or living in Sweden:

Question:

Answer:

Do I need to present a negative test if i'm a cross-border-worker and commute to work/study in Sweden?

If you are commuting to work or school in Sweden, you can settle on presenting either documentation of vaccination or a negative test result not more than a week old upon entry in Sweden.

Do I need to present a test if I am living in Sweden?

No. If you live or have a residence permit in Sweden, you are excempt from the test requirement upon entry to Sweden.

 

When transitting throug or travelling to a summer house in Sweden:

Question:

Answer:

I need to transit through Sweden on my way to/from Bornholm. Do I need to present a negative test at the Swedish border?

No. Travellers transitting through Sweden on their way between Bornholm and Zealand is excempt of the test requirement upon entry to Sweden.

I need to transit through Sweden to/from Norway. Do I need to present a negative test result at the Swedish border?

Yes. Travellers transitting through Sweden on their way between Norway and Denmark is not excempt from the test requirement and will have to present a negative test upon entering Sweden.

Do I need to present a negative test result when travelling to my summer vacation house in Sweden?

Yes. People travelling to their summer vacation houses in Sweden are not excempt from the test requirement and will have to present a negative test upon entering Sweden.

 

Traffic Information

Rules and restrictions due to Corona/Covid-19 in the public transport in Sweden

It is recommended to wear a mask inside all public transportation in Sweden - especially during rush hours and on times, where social distancing is difficult. 

This applies to all trains and ferries on the Swedish side of the border.

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

Traffic information on Øresundsbroen

If you need to travel across the Øresund bridge, it could be advised to check the current traffic information and potential waiting time on the bridge. Øresundsbroen keeps an updated page on their homepage with the latest changes and news.

 

See the latest trafic information on Øresundsbroen

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

For questions regarding corona-virus and restrictions, contact the Government Offices of Sweden:

  • If you live in Sweden: 113 13
  • If you live in Denmark: +46 77 33 113 13

 

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

 

Border control by the swedish borders

There is border control by the Swedish borders, and travellers entering Sweden from outside the Nordic countries will still need to provide an negative covid-19 test. 

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

 

More information about travel documents at polisen.se

 

Are you travelling from Sweden to Denmark?

Read our article about the Danish border controls here

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