COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

U.S. Citizen Travelers:

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Last updated:  12/06/2021

***Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

***Effective December 6, 2021, all travelers ages 2 and above, including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), regardless of vaccination status will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within one (1) day before their flight. Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please visit the CDC for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, including types of accepted tests for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information

  • Effective November 30, fully vaccinated travelers age 18 and above entering Sweden directly from outside the EEA* need to present a vaccine certificate issued in the United States or another “approved country” – for a list of approved countries please see the section Vaccinated Travelers from Approved Countries on the Swedish Border Police website. The white CDC card qualifies as a vaccine certificate for individuals who received their vaccinations in the United States.
  • Unvaccinated travelers entering Sweden from a non-EEA* country must be covered by at least one exemption to the general entry ban and present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry in Sweden. For full details, please review the website of the Swedish Police for more details.
  • U.S. citizens age 18 or above entering Sweden via another EEA country must present proof of vaccination issued in the United States, or a negative covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry in Sweden. This applies as long as the traveler been processed for immigration in the EEA transit country.
  • Travel restrictions for different travelers can change rapidly, please review the Swedish Police website prior to booking or embarking on your travel.

Effective December 1, 2021, new domestic health regulations come into force. The new regulations cover public gatherings and public events and include environments where many people gather. Organizers of indoor public gatherings and events with more than 100 participants may require vaccination certificates of participants over the age of 18 or they must apply more extensive infection controls measures. Please see the Swedish Heath Agency website for full details.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Sweden? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
    • PCR-tests (confirming the presence of the Novel Coronavirus in sick individuals) and rapid antigen tests are available in Sweden.  Testing in Sweden is organized by regional and local authorities and is primarily conducted through private clinics.  Individuals who do not possess Swedish citizenship or residency are expected to pay all the costs of testing.  Costs vary depending on the clinic conducting the test and they type of test requested, ranging between approximately 500 SEK (USD 60) and 3000 SEK (USD 360).
  • Sick individuals or those who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 may dial 1177 in Sweden or visit the Krisinformation.se website to book a test.
  • To book a test, or for more information on testing, individuals may dial 1177 in Sweden or visit the Krisinformation.se website.
  • The methods of delivery for test results vary clinic by clinic, but results are generally returned electronically.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Sweden approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Sweden for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
    • U.S. citizens in Sweden may qualify for vaccines.  Sweden’s vaccination plan is based on year of birth. Consult regional health authorities for current access eligibility or call 1177 in Sweden or visit the Krisinformation.se website for more information.
  • Which vaccines are available in Sweden?
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Moderna, and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca). It is important to note that one cannot request a particular vaccine manufacturer. 
  • The United States Government does not provide direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad, including vaccinations. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine information for U.S. citizens abroad, please see the travel.state.gov website. 
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination 
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States. The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Yes
    • Effective November 15, fully vaccinated travelers age 18 and above entering Sweden directly from outside the EEA* need to present a vaccine certificate issued in the United States or another “approved country” – for a list of approved countries please see the section Vaccinated Travelers from Approved Countries on the Swedish Border Police website.  The white CDC card qualifies as a vaccine certificate for individuals who received their vaccinations in the United States. Unvaccinated travelers entering Sweden from a non-EEA* country must be covered by at least one exemption to the general entry ban and present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry in Sweden.  For full details, please review the website of the Swedish Police for more details.U.S. citizens age 18 or above entering Sweden via another EEA country must present proof of vaccination issued in the United States, or a negative covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry in Sweden. This applies as long as the traveler been processed for immigration in the EEA transit country.For entry from a Nordic country, no covid specific entry requirements currently apply. The entry requirements for the transit country need to be checked separately.For full details on Swedish entry requirements, please carefully review the website of the Swedish Police.EEA*  –  EEA countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican is not part of the EEA, but is included in the term EEA* on this page. Their citizens are included in the term EEA*-citizen.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No  

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place?  No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No 

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating?  Yes
  • Is public transportation operating?  Yes 

Consular Operations

  • What ACS services are being offered?  The U.S. Embassy is providing routine citizenship services.
  • What visa services are being offered? The Consular Section is processing a limited number of family-based immigrant visas, and employment-based immigrant visas for healthcare professionals. The Consular Section is currently processing limited nonimmigrant visa services as return to routine operations.

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