Modification of the entry ban – Immigration

Sweden: Modification of the entry ban

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Key points

  • Stricter entry testing requirements have been introduced for all travelers from 21 January 2022


As of January 21, 2022, the Swedish government reintroduces old entry restrictions with the aim of preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Therefore, negative COVID19 test results taken within 48 hours of arrival will no longer be accepted. Instead, travelers entering Sweden from a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, including the Nordic countries, will need to:

  • Present the EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a corresponding certificate indicating that the traveler is fully vaccinated; Where
  • Present a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of arrival; Where
  • Present proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months

Travelers entering from countries outside the EU or EEA will only be allowed to enter Sweden if they have an entry exemption and can present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours following their arrival.

Additional exemptions apply to fully vaccinated travelers from Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

What are the changes?

The Swedish government has introduced stricter entry requirements for all travelers entering the country from January 21, 2022. Requirements will vary depending on the traveler’s vaccination history and the country of departure.

Look forward

Keep checking the Government of Sweden website and the envoy website for updates and additional information.

Originally published on January 26, 2022

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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