This article informs about entry requirements in Sweden and restrictions enacted as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic that may be of interest for international workers travelling abroad.
If you are looking for further information on how to organize business trips to Sweden, you might be interested in our guide on Posting Workers to Sweden.
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Entry to Sweden from the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland has been free from all Covid-19 related restrictions from February 9, 2022. As far as the travel for non-essential purposes from third countries is concerned, the remaining constraints ceased to apply in April 2022.
Since then, Sweden no longer updated or introduced new Covid-19 restrictions. Inbound travelers do not need to fill in the Passenger Locator Form before departure. It is not necessary to bring health documents.
Proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or proof of recovery from Coronavirus is no longer in effect. Similarly, one does not have to show a negative PCR/antigen test result at border crossing checkpoints.
Just as in pre-pandemic times, the carrier or the Swedish border control authorities check the presence of a valid travel document and, if applicable, a visa.
It is worth mentioning that the Police always has the authority to grant or deny the permission to cross the border.
Those who enter Sweden from abroad are not subject to quarantine requirements only because they have travelled internationally. Neither health regulations that are currently in force require a post-arrival test.
However, the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends to anyone who experiences symptoms of a respiratory disease to stay home and refrain from going to work or perform other activities. This recommendation applies regardless of the vaccination status or a previous recovery from COVID-19.
Health authorities do not require mandatory testing in presence of symptoms.
This step is left out as unnecessary, as the negative test result does not rule out the infection. Taken all together, these measures are intended to stop the spread of infection.
There are no lockdown measures in Sweden. Public health preventive measures do not hinder free movement inside the country. Likewise, hotels, shops, as well as public offices and facilities are open to the public as normal. As far as social distancing and masks mandate are concerned, there are no specific recommendations in these matters.
Please note that Covid-19 travel rules, and, consequently, the information provided in this article, may be subject to change at short notice or without notice at all. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly monitor the provisions or seek advice from our experts.
Studio Arletti & Partners is specialized in monitoring the trend of COVID-19 restrictions abroad. We provide dedicated support to companies and workers who need to travel abroad for business reasons, guaranteeing operational and informative support on EU and Extra-EU countries.
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