Find out more: krisinformationen.se *Transit: Transit is permitted. Finally, the ban does not apply to people who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716). Info: https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/nyheter-och-press/nyhetsarkiv/2020/oktober/beslut-om-skarpta-allmanna-rad-i-skane-lan/. Questions and answers – temporary entry ban to the European Union via Sweden. All travel to Sweden will not be stopped. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. Foreigners who are coming to Sweden to study. No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Switzerland, Spain, United Kindgom, and the Vatican. The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. [166] Switzerland : Switzerland reopened borders to all EU countries, the UK, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein on June 15. This ban will be in effect until December 22. (General advice, Regional “consultation power” measure). The entry ban does not apply to Swedish citizens. Public transport is in operation, but frequency and capacity may be limited. **Rules and Exceptions: There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. This means that valid travel documents must be carried in the form of a passport or national ID card, as well as a valid visa, if needed. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay. *From Third Countries: The Swedish government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. 29 Oct: The Swedish Public Health Agency and the Public Infection control doctors in Regions Stockholm, Västra Götaland and Östergötland have decided on stricter general advice. **Third Country Nationals: Citizens residing in selected countries are allowed to enter Sweden. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive). upper secondary school, universities, adult education etc). Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. “There have been no material changes to the entry ban. On 2 July, the Swedish government announced new exceptions to the non-EU travel ban. To slow down the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and well-being of all Europeans, some travel restrictions have been necessary. *****. Sweden Latest News: Sweden adds U.K.’s travel quarantine list (Sky News, 05.11.2020). The entry ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it restrict travel within the EU. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, including last minute changes. Sweden’s government has decided to lift the travel advice against Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, and Switzerland on June 30, as the current Coronavirus situation allows such a step to be taken. Sweden Latest News: Swedish authorities extend nonessential travel warning for non-EU countries until 2021 (The Local-Sweden, 09.11.2020). Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. This ban will be in effect until 31.10.2020. Like other EU countries, Sweden has banned entry to non-EU and non-EEA citizens arriving from outside of the EU until at least 31 August 2020. Organisations should cancel meetings. 14 July: Clarification on the ban to not visit elderly homes: people tested positive for antibodies are to be exempt from the ban. Valid until 15 June. However, since 2015, Swedish Police has the option to perform border control at an inner border: Temporary border controls. Passengers travelling for the purpose of studying. 3) Avoid physical contacts with anyone expect people you share living with. 16 March: Law to allow for distant learning to be applied. We have both lists of countries that can visit below, along with all entry requirements and other important travel rules you should know about before you go. Check local guidance for more information. Face masks are not required in public areas. The modification will enter into force on August 10. Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. Travel from EU: Travelling to Sweden: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Also, it is recommended that people over the age of 70 should not be allowed to participate in indoor group activities (sport). There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. This means that foreigners who can document that they reside in any of these countries, will be allowed to enter Sweden if they do fulfill the entry requirements given in the Schengen Border Code and the Visa Code. Travel restrictions to Sweden and the EU due to the pandemic is lifted from July 4th. What does it mean? Please note that the same legislation as previously, i.e. Swedish authorities lift warning against nonessential travel to Finland, Slovakia, other countries (The Local – Sweden, 21.09.2020). Transit: Transit is possible. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden. Updated list of countries for non-essential travel in Europe are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Austria, and Great Britain. 10 Jul 02:48 AM UTC. The Swedish government has announced that individuals without symptoms are allowed to travel domestically, but are urged to continue to follow the Public Health Agency’s advice and restrictions related to coronavirus. *Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden: The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries. 18 April: Emergency powers (new law) to be able to take coronary-related decisions quickly by the Government. 2) On May 13, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its advice against all foreign travel. Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. Transit through Sweden is allowed. 27 August: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lifts the advice against unnecessary trips to Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Romania valid from 27/8. Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than 300 people. The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries. Swedish citizens, residents and other people with an important reason for being in-country will be able to enter the country. Valid until 30 June. The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican City or Switzerland. 17 June: Update on international travel restriction. Firstly, EU citizens and people who have a residence permit in Sweden may still enter the country for the purpose of returning to their homes. However, you need to check the return regulations, with your home country. Exceptions apply. Passengers holding a valid visa with a validity of longer than 3 months issued by a European Union member state, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican. Health authorities rolls out stricter rules to Gavleborg and Vasternorrland (The Local – Sweden, 16.11.2020). Previously Serbia, Montenegro, Algeria, Morocco, Georgia, Canada and Tunisia were on the list, but these countries have been removed since they are no longer assessed to fulfill the exemption criterias. Sweden is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Commercial flights to and from Sweden remain very limited. Latest travel advice for Sweden, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK. Accommodation remains open in Sweden. Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden. **From the EU: EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Sweden is a party to the Schengen Agreement. For more information, please visit here. International Restrictions: *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions. Mandatory Travel Documentation- Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden. This includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. In line with the new EU recommendations on the travel ban, that meant the decision was eased in several respects. Sweden has made some exceptions to their entry ban and are now allowing entry to a list of EU/EEA countries, and as of July 4, 2020 to an expanded list of third-party countries outside the EU. This includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries. Only high schools and universities are closed. The main currency is Swedish Krona. Current countries of exemption: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Transit: Transit is permitted. Finally, the ban does not apply to people who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716). Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. This includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. 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