Effective September 6, Sweden has removed the United States from its list of countries whose residents are exempted from its entry ban. United States citizens who reside in an exempted country are still exempt from the entry ban. The list of exempted countries can be found on the website of the Swedish Border Police.
Entry regulations for Sweden are based on the country the traveler is entering from, even if it is a transit country. A U.S. resident traveling from the United States to Sweden via another country will be considered as entering Sweden from that transit country, as long as they are processed through the transit country’s border control.
For entry from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, or Norway – No entry ban is in effect, and no COVID-19 test is required (although these countries may require a COVID-19 test to transit).
Entry from an EU/EEA country other than Denmark, Iceland, Finland, or Norway – No entry ban is in effect, but travelers must present either an EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry. The CDC white vaccination card is not acceptable as proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test.
Entry from a country outside the EU/EEA (to include the UK and United States) – Entry ban is in effect. Information on exemptions to the ban can be found on the website of the Swedish Border Police. For those who are exempt from the entry ban, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry is required. U.S. residents entering Sweden on a nonstop flight from the United States are subject to the entry ban. Note that the Swedish authorities do not issue any kind of exemption to the entry ban in advance of travel, nor can the U.S. Embassy intervene in the decisions of Swedish authorities.
For further details regarding Swedish entry requirements, please see the website of the Swedish Border Police.
Actions to Take
Keep your STEP enrollment active
- Encourage U.S. citizen friends and family to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so the U.S. Embassy can contact them with updated information. If you plan to remain in Sweden beyond your previously planned travel dates, remember to modify your STEP profile in order to continue to receive information and emergency alerts.
Monitor the following U.S. Government websites
- Embassy webpage for information on conditions in Sweden.
- CDC website for the most up-to-date health information.
- COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest travel information.
- Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection for the latest on travel restrictions for entry into the United States.
- Travel.state.gov’s Sweden Information and Travel Advisory page for Sweden-specific information.
Monitor the following Swedish Government websites
- Krisinformation.se for information regarding entry restrictions in place for travelers to Sweden.
- Polisen for information regarding the enforcement of entry restrictions to Sweden.
- The Swedish Public Health Agency for information related to COVID-19.
- Swedish Migration Agency
Monitor the following additional suggested websites
- Airlines, buses, trains, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
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For Assistance: The U.S. Embassy is continually monitoring the situation in Sweden so we can ensure we have the most up-to-date information. We continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.
To contact us:
U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 783 53 00