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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Sweden has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Sweden, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation. Here are 3 essential things you can do as you wait for the opportunity to relocate in times of COVID-19.

Information still current at: 20 September 2021

Last Updated at: 20 September 2021

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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Sweden has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Sweden, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 20 September 2021

Last Updated at: 20 September 2021

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Latest Update

Sweden will Reintroduce Entry Ban on Residents of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan & Serbia.

Starting from 20 Sept, only travellers reaching Sweden for absolutely necessary reasons can enter from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan, and Serbia. Travel for essential purposes is only allowed to those who hold a Swedish residence permit, travellers who transit through the territory of Sweden, healthcare workers, travellers who carry out essential duties, researchers in health and medical care, and elderly staff, among others.

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Entering Sweden Borders

  • Citizens of Sweden are allowed to enter Sweden.
  • Foreign citizens who hold a residence permit, residence right or residence status are exempt from the entry ban to Sweden and do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
  • Travellers from the EEA* country (except for Nordics) must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival.
  • Travellers not from the EEA* countries must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival. They should also follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad. (Test and quarantine do not apply to fully vaccinated travellers from these countries).
  • Vaccinated travellers are not exempt from entry ban or negative test requirements to Sweden.

For more information on entry restrictions to Sweden, please refer to The Swedish Police: polisen.se. 

Leaving Sweden Borders

  • Travelling should be avoided if COVID-19 symptoms appear.
  • Travellers should check and follow the COVID-19 rules the regulations of local authorities at the destination country.

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Preschool and Primary schools

  • Fully open.
  • Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay at home.

High Schools (Year 7-9)

  • Students can opt for either distance education or in-school education.

Higher Education

  • Secondary schools and upper secondary schools have the authority to decide how the teaching will be conducted. There is the possibility of remote learning.

Universities

  • The gradual opening of universities in Sweden from June 1.

For more information, please click here.

Here are some tips on how you can protect your child from COVID-19.

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Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • The Sweden Migration Agency has reduced the number of people who can visit their receptions simultaneously.
  • Visitors who showed signs of COVID-19 are advised to stay at home.
  • The condition for physical visit varies for each office.
  • Visitors to contact the agency by email, telephone, or e-services and send document and applications online primarily.
  • A maximum of 50 people is allowed to visit the service centre.
  • All play areas for children are closed until further notice.

For more information on immigration matters during COVID-19, please visit the Sweden Migration Agency.

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Home Search

  • Virtual services are available.
  • Mask-wearing, body temperature screening and foot bath are mandatory.
  • Social distancing is recommended.

Short Term Accommodation

  • Serviced apartment and hotel services are back to normal.

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Importing Pets To Sweden

  • All pets entering Spain must be microchipped.
  • All pets must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip is implanted.
  • Pets from high rabies countries must undergo a rabies titer test.
  • Tapeworm treatment for dogs is not necessary to enter Spain.
  • Obtain the relevant health certificate.
  • Other ways to make relocation with pets easier

For more information on importing and exporting pets into Sweden, please visit pettravel.com.

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For COVID-19 updates visit Krisinformation.se, Polisen.se, and Schengenvisainfo.com.

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Latest Update

Sweden will Reintroduce Entry Ban on Residents of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan & Serbia.

Starting from 20 Sept, only travellers reaching Sweden for absolutely necessary reasons can enter from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan, and Serbia. Travel for essential purposes is only allowed to those who hold a Swedish residence permit, travellers who transit through the territory of Sweden, healthcare workers, travellers who carry out essential duties, researchers in health and medical care, and elderly staff, among others.

Entering Sweden Borders

  • Citizens of Sweden are allowed to enter Sweden.
  • Foreign citizens who hold a residence permit, residence right or residence status are exempt from the entry ban to Sweden and do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
  • Travellers from the EEA* country (except for Nordics) must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival.
  • Travellers not from the EEA* countries must present negative COVID-19 test results upon arrival. They should also follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad. (Test and quarantine do not apply to fully vaccinated travellers from these countries).
  • Vaccinated travellers are not exempt from entry ban or negative test requirements to Sweden.

For more information on entry restrictions to Sweden, please refer to The Swedish Police: polisen.se. 

Leaving Sweden Borders

  • Travelling should be avoided if COVID-19 symptoms appear.
  • Travellers should check and follow the COVID-19 rules the regulations of local authorities at the destination country.

Preschool and Primary schools

  • Fully open.
  • Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay at home.

High Schools (Year 7-9)

  • Students can opt for either distance education or in-school education.

Higher Education

  • Secondary schools and upper secondary schools have the authority to decide how the teaching will be conducted. There is the possibility of remote learning.

Universities

  • The gradual opening of universities in Sweden from June 1.

For more information, please click here. 

Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • The Sweden Migration Agency has reduced the number of people who can visit their receptions simultaneously.
  • Visitors who showed signs of COVID-19 are advised to stay at home.
  • The condition for physical visit varies for each office.
  • Visitors to contact the agency by email, telephone, or e-services and send document and applications online primarily.
  • A maximum of 50 people is allowed to visit the service centre.
  • All play areas for children are closed until further notice.

For more information on immigration matters during COVID-19, please visit the Sweden Migration Agency.

Home Search

  • Virtual services are available.
  • Mask-wearing, body temperature screening and foot bath are mandatory.
  • Social distancing is recommended.

Short Term Accommodation

  • Serviced apartment and hotel services are back to normal.

Importing Pets To Sweden

  • All pets entering Spain must be microchipped.
  • All pets must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip is implanted.
  • Pets from high rabies countries must undergo a rabies titer test.
  • Tapeworm treatment for dogs is not necessary to enter Spain.
  • Obtain the relevant health certificate.

For more information on importing and exporting pets into Sweden, please visit pettravel.com.

For COVID-19 updates visit Krisinformation.se, Polisen.se, and Schengenvisainfo.com.

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