COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

U.S. Citizen Travelers:

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Last updated: 4/20/2022

***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

The information below is subject to change at any time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Always review the website of the Swedish Border Police prior to your travel for full and current details.

  • As of April 1, there are no COVID-19-specific entry restrictions. Regular rules for entering Sweden will be applied.
  • All domestic COVID mitigation measures other than for health and social care settings were removed on February 9, 2022.  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?  No.
  • As of April 1, there are no COVID-19-specific entry restrictions. Regular rules for entering Sweden will be applied.
  • For full details on Swedish entry requirements, please carefully review the website of the Swedish Police.
  • 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 family-based immigrant visas, diversity visas, and employment-based immigrant visas. The Consular Section is currently processing nonimmigrant visa services but wait times may be longer than usual for some visa categories as we return to routine operations.

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