Sweden: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 12:49, Oct 26, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into SwedenPartially restricted
Travelers fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine for COVID-19 are exempt from the ban on entry and from testing and quarantine requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
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All travelers must obtain a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate recognized by local authorities prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
Travelers seeking to enter Sweden are subject to differing restrictions depending on their departure location. Foreign nationals traveling from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, or Norway may enter Sweden without restriction. 

Foreign nationals traveling from other countries or regions in the European Union and other countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area must carry a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate showing either that: 1) the traveler has completed a full vaccination regimen with a COIVD-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO), 2) the traveler carries proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or 3) the traveler has fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection. 

Foreign nationals seeking to travel from any other location (including the United Kingdom) must qualify for a specific exemption to Sweden's general entry ban or must show proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the WHO. Such proof of vaccination must be issued by a location in the European Union, a location associated with the Schengen Area, or a location whose proof of vaccination is specifically recognized by Swedish authorities. Unvaccinated foreign nationals authorized to travel to Sweden must carry proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers from outside the European Economic Area are encouraged to contact their local Swedish embassy or consulate to verify their eligibility for entry prior to finalizing travel arrangements. More information is available at the following URL: https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
This page will be updated as new travel policies and restrictions are released. To view the most current travel policies, advisories, and bans, please check official notices posted by the related country or region.
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