The Swedish government has lifted its COVID-19 entry ban on travelers from EU, EEA and Nordic countries.

Key Points:

  • As of Feb. 9, travelers from EU, EEA and Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) no longer face any COVID-19 entry restrictions when entering Sweden.
  • Until at least March 31, travelers from outside EU, EEA and Nordic countries must be covered by an existing entry ban exemption and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • A list of entry ban exemptions is available here.

Additional Information: As of Jan. 31, Swedish authorities removed Argentina, Australia and Canada from the list of countries exempted from the entry ban. Travelers under the age of 18 are generally exempt from the entry restrictions. More information regarding Sweden’s entry ban and testing requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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