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This article was originally published on January 31, 2022, and was updated on February 9, 2022, to reflect new changes.

February 9, 2022 Update: On February 9, 2022, the government of Sweden will lift all restrictions on entry for travelers arriving from European Union (EU) member states, the Nordic countries, and Schengen Area (EEA) countries. Travelers coming from these countries will now be able to enter Sweden for essential and non-essential travel purposes. Previously, these restrictions were due to remain in place until February 28, 2022.  Entry restrictions for travelers outside the EU/EEA and Nordic countries will continue until March 31, 2022.

Key Points

  • Extension of entry ban for travelers from the EU and EEA until February 28, 2022
  • Extension of entry ban for travelers from outside of the EU and EEA until March 31, 2022


On January 27, 2022, the government of Sweden extended the restriction on entry for non-essential travelers from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries until February 28, 2022. Travelers arriving from the EU and EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, for essential travel purposes, including work and study, will be required to:

  • Present the EU Digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a vaccination certificate approved by the government of Sweden
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or evidence of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months

Restrictions on entry for non-essential travelers arriving from outside of the EU and EEA will be extended until March 31, 2022. Travelers coming from these locations can only enter the country if they:

Beginning January 31, 2022, the government of Sweden will also remove Argentina, Australia, and Canada from the list of countries whose residents were generally exempt from the ban on entry. Travelers from these countries will need to adhere to the exact entry requirements for travelers outside the EU and EEA.

What are the Changes?

The government of Sweden has extended entry restrictions due to concerns related to the transmission of COVID-19.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website for the latest updates and information.

Source: Government Offices of Sweden

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