Visiting Sweden during the Covid-19 pandemic

Most of the Swedish restrictions regarding Covid-19 will be abolished from 29 September 2021. Some advice on how not to spread Covid-19 still applies.

Entering Sweden

There is a travel ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from most countries outside the EU until 31 October.  

General advice 

Stay at home if you are ill

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home. Adults and children aged six or over are also recommended to get themselves tested.

Special advice to those who are not fully vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated, you have a special responsibility. To reduce the risk of spreading infection, you need, if possible, to:

  • keep a distance from other people
  • avoid close contact with people in risk groups and people who are aged 70 or over.

This advice does not apply to people who are under 18 or people who cannot take the Covid-19 vaccine for medical reasons.

Getting tested for Covid-19

To get a Covid-19 test in Sweden, get in touch with a health-care centre ("vårdcentral"). You can find the nearest healthcare centre by calling phone number 1177 where a registered nurse will answer questions in Swedish and English.


If you become ill or get injured on a visit to Sweden, call 1177 for information about illnesses and about Swedish healthcare in Swedish or English. In case of emergency, call 112 for an ambulance. In emergencies, the 112 operator can engage an interpreter.