Travel restrictions for travel to Sweden due to covid-19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.