The Swedish government recently announced that it would ease testing requirements for all travelers entering the country.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Jan. 21, travelers from EU/EEA countries must have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, proof of full vaccination, a negative PCR test taken with 72 hours of arrival or proof that they have recovered from COVID in the past six months.
  • Beginning Jan. 21, travelers from outside the EU or EEA must fall under one of the entry ban exemption categories and have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Beginning Jan 21, fully vaccinated travelers from Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can enter the country and are exempt from the entry and test requirements.

Additional Information: 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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