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Sweden travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Sweden. Sweden is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Sweden. Sweden is part of Europe with main city at Stockholm. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Swedish Krona. The languages spoken are Swedish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Sweden

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Sweden is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exemptions for non-vaccinated nationals and residents of Sweden or the European Economic Area and those traveling for 'essential reasons'.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for essential reasons, including travel for studies, healthcare workers, and business that cannot be conducted remotely. Travel for tourism is not permitted unless fully vaccinated in the departure country or other specific countries.
A full list of exemptions can be found at https://www.government.se/articles/2020/04/questions-and-answers-about-the-entry-ban-to-sweden/

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from the entry ban. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to provide a valid pre-departure test and are recommended to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in specified countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.government.se/articles/2020/04/questions-and-answers-about-the-entry-ban-to-sweden/

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination or negative test result. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine recommended

The government recommends that all travelers self-isolate for 7 days after arrival. During this time, travelers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test immediately upon arrival and another test taken 5 days after.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided on departure. The document must be in Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish, or French.
This does not apply to Swedish nationals and residents.
For more details Government Offices of Sweden

Government measures

Due to a recent increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, restrictions have been reintroduced by the government to curb further outbreaks. Proof of vaccination is required to attend indoor events with more than 50 people designated seating and be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 people. Events and gatherings with more than 20 attendees must have designated seating and be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 people, regardless of vaccination status. Further details can be found at https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus

Use of masks

Face masks are not required.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place.

Bars

Bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open with social distancing measures in place.

Shops

Shops are open with social distancing measures in place.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the seventh day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 ILS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 ILS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 ILS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Sweden

🚫 Destination Quarantine recommended
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Sweden

Starting June 1, 2021, restaurants and cafes in Sweden may remain open until 22:30.
This regulation will apply regardless of whether or not the venues serve alcohol. Stockholm regional authorities announced on February 23, 2021, that masks should be used on public transportation at all times. Masks are also recommended in indoor environments such as the hairdresser, pharmacy, and grocery store. The recommendation also extends to workplaces indoors where it is difficult to maintain adequate distancing.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Sweden

Exercise a high degree of caution

There's a ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA. Some low risk countries are exempt from this ban. Anyone entering Sweden from outside the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland) must show an EU COVID-19 certificate or a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 72 hours before arrival. You may be required to test and self-isolate on arrival. Sweden has lifted most restrictions for vaccinated people. Follow the advice of local health authorities. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Sweden due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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