Travelers from the European Union and the Schengen Area will be allowed to freely travel to Sweden, as the COVID-19 entrance rules have been officially repealed.

Travelers from EU and EEA countries, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Sweden without having to undergo a pre-departure or post-arrival COVID-19 test, according to a news statement published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

The new policy will be in effect until March 31, according to the press release: “As part of the continuing work to phase out the infection control measures against COVID-19, the government today decided to lift all restrictions on entry to Sweden from the Nordic countries and other EU and EEA countries. The decision follows an assessment by the Public Health Agency of Sweden that the entry restrictions are no longer a proportionate infection control measure,” 

Travelers from third countries, on the other hand, are exempt from this decision, and must present a recovery certificate or a negative test result obtained 72 hours after departure. All persons over the age of 18 are required to provide a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, the Faroe Islands, Georgia, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel Jersey, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City are also accepted.

Furthermore, as agreed by all European Union and Schengen Area countries, vaccination certificates will be valid for 180 days or six months after the primary course of vaccination has been completed.

Additionally, because the national measures have been abolished, Swedish citizens will no longer be required to obey a capacity restriction or social distancing at public events. The obligation to wear a face mask has also been removed.

Moreover, a number of other EU Member States have started the process of reopening by reducing or eliminating COVID-19-imposed rules.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Sweden had a total of 128,603 Covid-19 cases in the previous week. The primary vaccination course has been completed by half of the Swedish populations. More specifically, 70.4% of the Swedish population are vaccinated with a single or two-shot vaccine.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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