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Key Points

  • Entry restrictions extended for EU and EEA citizens until November 30, 2021
  • Entry restrictions extended for non-EU and non-EEA citizens until January 31, 2022
  • Fully vaccinated US citizens and some fully vaccinated travelers with select vaccine certificates are exempt from entry restrictions beginning November 5, 2021


The Swedish government announced that the current entry restrictions would be extended for international travelers depending on the country.

EU/EEA Travelers

Until November 30, 2021, entry restrictions will be extended for travelers from countries in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). Travelers from countries in the EU and EEA will be required to present the EU Digital COVID Certificate or a corresponding certificate demonstrating that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative within 72 hours before arrival, or recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months. Travelers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway are not subject to the entry restrictions and are not required to present any certificate when entering Sweden.

Non-EU/EEA Travelers

Until January 31, 2022, entry restrictions will be extended for travelers from countries outside of the EU and EEA. Travelers wishing to enter Sweden from a country outside of the EU and EEA must be covered by one of the exemptions from the entry restriction and present a negative COVID-19 test result. Some exemptions include residing in an exempt country or holding a vaccine certificate from an approved country.

Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Travelers from the US and Other Countries

Travelers who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the US are exempt from the entry ban and testing requirements beginning November 5, 2021. Travelers who can present a vaccine certificate issued in Guernsey, Isle of Man, or Jersey are exempt from entry restrictions. As of October 11, 2021, travelers who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the United Kingdom are exempt from entry restrictions.

What’s Changed?

The current entry restriction was due to expire on October 31, 2021. This new announcement will extend entry restrictions for travelers based on departure location and vaccination status. This change will also allow fully vaccinated travelers holding US vaccination certificates to enter Sweden without facing entry restrictions.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Swedish government’s website for future announcements and further information.

Sources: Government Offices of Sweden

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