The government of Sweden has extended its temporary ban on non-essential travel of foreign nationals until Dec. 22. The decision was made to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Key Points:

  • Citizens and residents of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are exempt from the ban and can still enter.
  • The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, foreign nationals with a Swedish residence permit and foreign nationals with an essential reason for travel. Read about all exemptions here.
  • Family members of Swedish nationals, such as spouses, cohabitating partners and children, are also exempt.

Analysis & Comments: The temporary entry ban was first enforced on March 19. It has been extended several times. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries

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