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  • The Swedish government will lift pandemic-related advice against worldwide non-essential travel beginning October 1, 2021, for Swedish residents


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that beginning October 1, 2021, it will lift advice against travel to all countries. This will allow for easier travel for Swedish citizens. The government advises its citizens to be aware of travel restrictions that remain in place for countries that they may enter when traveling.

What’s Changed?

On March 14, 2020, the Swedish government had advised that Swedes avoid non-essential travel to all countries in the world to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This new change will allow Swedish citizens and residents to take part in non-essential travel once more, with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This will allow for individuals to travel without the possibility of insurance issues, which had previously been an issue for those who went against the recommendation of the Swedish government.

Looking Ahead

The Ministry is prepared to reintroduce pandemic-related advice if the situation deteriorates significantly. Continue to check the Swedish government’s website for future updates.

Sources: The Government Offices of Sweden

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