1) “Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel” – What does it mean?
The Embassy continues to receive inquiries on the updated Global Level 4 Health Advisory released on March 31. Do you or don’t you travel? Well, it depends on your specific situation. Here’s the general breakdown:
For Americans residing in the United States: Do not travel abroad.
For Americans temporarily outside of the United States (e.g., for tourism, business, or personal travel): Return to the U.S. or be prepared for the possibility of remaining overseas for an indefinite period.
For Americans residing abroad: Avoid all international travel.
2) Related to the above, international commercial flight options currently exist in Sweden. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Sweden.
3) Save the date/time! “Virtual Town Hall with Ambassador Howery and U.S. Embassy Stockholm Consular Team for U.S. Citizens in Sweden,” Tuesday, April 7, 1:00pm-1:30pm, via Facebook Live at the U.S. Embassy in Sweden’s Facebook page. [Since some of you have been asking, please note that this event will be live streamed directly via Facebook only rather than being held at a certain venue with a live audience. We are maintaining physical distancing!]
For COVID-19 information, please visit the following websites:
- The White House-CDC coronavirus website.
- U.S. Department of State’s Travel.State.Gov website
- U.S. Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://se.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/ for information on conditions in Sweden.
- Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.