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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

Citizens travelling from Nordic countries are exempt from any travel restrictions when entering Sweden from the 31'st of May 2021. 

This means that citizens travelling from Denmark does not have to present a negative covid-19-test when entering Sweden.

There will still be border control by the Swedish borders, and travelers 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 documentations, such as a valid identification, at the border.


More information about travel documents at

Travel restrictions from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland)

From the 31'st of May 2021, travelers from Nordic countries, including Denmark, can enter Sweden without any travel restrictions. This means, that people travelling to Sweden from Denmark can enter the country without the requirement of presenting a negative covid-19-test.


There will still be border control at the border between Sweden and Denmark. All travelers is required to show valid documentation when entering Sweden. 

It is recommended to provide either a valid passport or a national ID-card when crossing the border to Sweden.


Read more about valid documentation at


Travel restrictions from other countries within EU/EEA

Foreign citizens travelling from EU/EAA countries outside of the Nordics 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. PCR and antigen (quicktest) are both accepted. 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


Exemptions from the testing requirement

All travelers from the Nordic countries, Swedish citizens and people who live in Sweden are exempt from the testing requirement.

Please note that vaccination is not considered a valid exemption from the testing requirement. Proof of covid-19 anti-bodies is also not considered an exemption.


More information about the exemptions at

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


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

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

Flight traffic

More information about what rules that apply at Copenhagen Airport.


More information at

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



Are you travelling from Sweden to Denmark?

Read our article about the Danish border controls here

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