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Sweden Has Reopened For Tourism To Select Countries

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Sweden is open for tourism and currently accepting visitors from select countries.

On March 17th, the Swedish Government decided to temporarily ban non-essential travel to Sweden from all countries with the exception of: European Union Member States, and EEA nations.

On July 4th, the government of Sweden has added more countries to the entry ban exceptions, now allowing more tourists to enter.
We have both lists below.

sweden is open for tourism

The non-essential travel ban to all other countries has been in effect since March 19th and has been extended until August 31.

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Who can currently visit Sweden?

Here are all the EU/EEA nations that can visit Sweden. They are made up of members of the European Union and European Free Trade Association Countries. Here is the list:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City
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Third-party countries granted entry into Sweden

In line with EU guidelines, Sweden will lift entry restrictions for the following third-party countries starting July 4, 2020:

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

Is there a quarantine period if I travel to Sweden?

Currently, if you travel from one of the above mentioned countries into Sweden, there is no quarantine obligation.

What’s Open in Sweden?

Sweden has been a unique country during the pandemic because many services and establishments never actually closed down in the first place.

Now in June, visitors will find mostly everything is open. That being said, the government has implemented sanitary measures and social distancing rules that both shop owners and visitors are expected to abide by.

There is a nation-wide ban of gatherings over 50 people, so any of the below items are limited to a max capacity of 50.

what is open in sweden?

Here’s what’s open in Sweden:

  • Restaurants, bars and cafes
  • Hotels, hostels and inns
  • Shops, malls, department stores and boutiques
  • Open-air theatres or museums
  • Public transit
  • National parks
  • Campsites
  • Amusement parks, zoos and water parks

Are International Flights Going To Sweden?


Airports in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmo are all accepting international flights from the above approved countries.

Airlines that are currently flying from European cities include: SAS, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, IcelandAir, and Wizz Air.

86% of people in sweden speak english

When will Sweden open up to USA?

Unknown. There have been no announcements as when Sweden may relax the travel ban to give access to Americans.

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 before traveling.

Read More: See a full and complete list (updated daily!) of countries that are reopening for tourism worldwide

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Saturday 12th of September 2020

Can Swedish people fly out to malta ? Is there any quarantine before or after,,,???

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 12th of September 2020

This is an outdated article, please see the updated version called 'countries allowed to travel to Sweden' here: (Click HERE to read)

Here is our Malta guide: (Click HERE to read)

Sweden is not a permitted country for travel to Malta right now

Amelia Myre

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hi, could you please update this article as it is after June 15th.

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hello Amelia. The ban to NON-EU countries was extended from June 15th to June 30th. I will update again on June 30th to see if it's extended yet again, or if it is removed.