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Countries Allowed to Travel to Sweden in 2021

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As of 2021, Sweden has made some exceptions to their entry ban and are now allowing entry to a list of EU/EEA countries, and an updated list of third-party countries outside the EU.

We have both lists of countries that can visit below, along with all entry requirements and other important travel rules you should know about travel to Sweden in 2021.

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Which countries can travel to Sweden?

EU, EEA, and Schengen Member States, as well as a list of approved third-party countries. 

Here is the current list of EU/EEA nations that can visit Sweden:

(last updated December 4, 2021)

  • All
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Third-Party Countries Allowed into Sweden

In line with EU guidelines, Sweden will lift entry restrictions for residents of the following third-party countries:  (last updated December 4, 2021)

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China – as soon as possibility of mutual entry is confirmed
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Macao 
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar 
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Uruguay

This list of countries is not final and can change. It is to be regularly updated, at least every two weeks.

Vaccine Certificates Recognized by Sweden

As of November 30, 2021, vaccination certificates issued by the following countries are accepted by Sweden:
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Morocco
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States
  • The Vatican.

Sweden will also accept non-EU citizens/residents who hold an EU digital COVID certificate.


Is entry into Sweden based on physical location for the last 14-days, residency or nationality?

Entry into Sweden is based on residency.

In an exact quote from the Swedish Police site: “[Entry] will be based on residence in one of the countries, not citizenship. This means that foreigners who can document that they reside in any of these countries, will be allowed to enter Sweden if they do fulfill the entry requirements given in the Schengen Border Code and the Visa Code. The same applies to travellers holding vaccine certificates which are technically compatible with the EU Covid Certificate.”

However, we've had reports of travelers who've spent 14 days in an approved EU nation being granted access into Sweden. 

Sweden is also allowing entry to travelers holding vaccination certificates from approved countries.

Sweden is OPEN To Tourists From 31 Countries

Testing or quarantines upon arrival in Sweden?

Residents of exempted countries need to bring a negative antigen, PCR, TMA or LAMP test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. 

Children under 18 are exempt from testing.

Exemptions to testing exists for those who have an EU COVID certificate or a vaccination certificate from an exempted country.

If you have a vaccination certificate from an exempted third-party nation, you need to enter Sweden via an EEA country. 

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Are Airlines Flying to Sweden Again?

Yes, flights from all over the EU are flying directly into Swedish airports multiple times daily. Flights from the newly approved ‘third-party’ countries have also resumed.

The two biggest airports in Sweden are Stockholm and Gothenburg.

The airlines that offer the most direct flights in and out of Sweden include: SAS, WizzAir, EasyJet, RyanAir and Norwegian

Can I Transit Through Swedish Airports?

Yes, Sweden has stated it will allow ‘passengers in transit’. If you are from a country not included on the above two lists and you have a question about your transit plans in Sweden, contact: your airline, and the airport you will be transiting in.

Countries Allowed to Travel to Sweden

Can Americans & Canadians Travel To Sweden?

Yes (updated December 4, 2021)

Read More: See our complete guide of countries now reopen for international tourism, and which cruise lines have reopened for sailings. 

Disclaimer: Sweden’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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Originally published July 6, 2020 with updates


Saturday 6th of November 2021

The list of third party countries, that is countries outside of the EU/Schengen area, that can enter Sweden has been updated. From November 5th and November 5th the new lists of third party countries go into effect.

Unfortunately I could not find that particular page translated into English, but go to this English page (link) and then click on the approved country link under Entry from a non-EEA* country. Then scroll down and the list of approved countries is under the headline Bilaga 1 /Träder i kraft I:2021-11-08/ These countries can enter Sweden without vaccine, but you need to provide a negative covid test which is not older than 72 hours.

The countries under the headline Bilaga 2 /Träder i kraft I:2021-11-05/ need to provide proof of vaccination.


Friday 27th of August 2021

Travel ban from outside EU has been extended to October 31.



Friday 28th of May 2021

Travel ban to Sweden from outside EU has been extended to August 31. (link)

Guillermo Ramos

Sunday 7th of March 2021

I am a swedish / filipino citizen and I wonder if there any restriction upon entry to sweden because of the covid-19?


Monday 3rd of May 2021

@Kashlee Kucheran, Per the article above - you can only travel to Sweden if you are a resident in Sweden NOT based on citizenship - you can have multiple citizenships one being Swedish but you do NOT reside in Sweden therefore you cannot travel there - it is for people going "home" not for Swedish Citizens to just visit

Did I get that wrong? if so please point me to the correct information please

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 8th of March 2021

To my knowledge, any Swedish citizen can return to Sweden at any time. Yes, there may be restrictions like a 48 hour pCR test needed depending on where you are coming from


Friday 5th of February 2021

I am a swedish citizen living in California. My two kids are also swedish citizens with swedish passports, however, my sons swedish passport just expired. It is not possible to renew his swedish passport in CA (you have to fly to NY or Washington DC to renew). Will he not be allowed to enter Sweden on his US passport if he travels with me and my daughter who both have active swedish passports? My son is 12.