Information about COVID-19 and travel restrictions
Here we have gathered useful information and links regarding the COVID-19 situation.
Sweden is open, (updated March 23, 2020)
Text below is taken from a press release by the Government of Sweden, Information to travellers .
The Swedish government has decided (19th March) to keep Sweden open for travelers from a country inside the EEA or from Switzerland.
Citizens from the following countries are therefore allowed to enter Sweden: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
There is an entry ban primarily to foreign citizens attempting to enter Sweden from a country outside the EEA+Switzerland (Comment from SkandiTrip: EEA and Switzerland can travel!). The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary.
Text below is taken from the Public Health Agency of Sweden's website and an FAQ section about public gatherings, transport, work places and schools .
Public transport, work places and schools are not covered by the ban. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has determined that, for the time being, it is important that public transport continues to operate and that those who are healthy can get to their workplaces or schools. It is important that you stay at home if you feel unwell.
”Sweden will make it – the worst could be over by the end of May”
Read an interview with the former state epidemiologist and WHO epidemi expert adviser Johan Giesecke » (text in Swedish, easy to translate)
Government’s official site
Public Health Agency of Sweden
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