The Swedish government recently extended its COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers from China.

Key Points:

  • Until at least Feb. 18, travelers ages 12 or older who arrive from China must have proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure.
  • Swedish nationals and residents, long-term residents and their family members from countries in the EU and European Economic Area, and those traveling for “imperative family reasons” are exempt from the COVID-19 testing requirements.
  • Travelers arriving from the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao are subject to the COVID-19 entry restrictions.
  • More information regarding Sweden’s entry restrictions for travelers from China is available here and here.

BAL Analysis: Swedish authorities extended COVID-19 entry restrictions for travelers from China because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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