Sweden is open for tourism and currently accepting visitors from 31 countries (the EU and EFTA nations.)
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, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
The non-essential travel ban to all other countries has been in effect since March 19th and has been extended until June 30th.
This means there are currently 31 countries that can travel to Sweden, and on June 30th (if the ban is not extended again) there remains the possibility more countries will be added.
We reached out to the Public Relations team for Visit Sweden, the official tourism board for the country, and they were unable to clarify at this time if more countries will be allowed to travel to Sweden after June 30th.
Who can currently visit Sweden?
There are currently 31 countries that can visit Sweden. They are made up of members of the European Union and European Free Trade Association Countries. Here is the complete list:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
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.
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
- 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.
When will Sweden open up to USA, Canada, Australia, Etc?
Unknown. There have been no announcements as when Sweden may relax the travel ban to give access to any additional countries. The current travel is in place until June 30th and we will update this blog on that day.
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.