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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #28: Negative COVID-19 test required for some travelers
February 5, 2021

1.) Requirement of negative COVID-19 test result for incoming travelers. From Saturday, February 6, travelers over the age of 18 who are exempted from Swedish entry restrictions must present a negative COVID-19 test result (taken within the previous 48 hours) before they are allowed to enter Sweden. This requirement does not apply to Swedish citizens or residents. The Swedish Public Health Agency also recommends that everyone – including Swedish citizens and residents – who has traveled abroad to countries with new variants of the coronavirus stay at home for seven days and get tested on day five after entry. This recommendation is in addition to any pre-travel test citizens or residents may have had. The test requirement applies until March 31 and may be extended. See the Swedish Government website for the official press release (in English.)

2.) Sweden has temporarily banned all non-Swedish citizens from entering Sweden via Denmark, Norway, and the United Kingdom. A stricter entry ban is in effect from Denmark, Norway, and the UK, with a few exemptions. This means that foreigners who are not covered by an exemption will not be allowed to enter Sweden. If you are exempted from the entry ban, you should use border entry points indicated on the Swedish Police’s website to enter Sweden from these countries. The entry ban from Denmark, Norway and the UK was updated February 1, 2021 and is in effect until February 14, with the possibility of extension. All the exemptions to the stricter entry ban are described on the Swedish Police’s website.

For the latest COVID-19 information, please visit the following websites:

The White House-CDC coronavirus website
U.S. Department of State’s travel page on travel.state.gov.
U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Sweden
Emergency information, including COVID-related updates, from Swedish Authorities in English at Krisinformation.se

Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations for travelers who have been in countries with new variants of the coronavirus.
Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions

U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 783 53 00