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Coronavirus: Information for visitors

Publish date: 22 July 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic affects traveling, accommodation, and other activities in Sweden. has compiled information from the authorities about restrictions and regulations you need to be aware of if you are planning a trip to Sweden.

Travel to Stockholm

The Swedish Government has decided to enforce restrictions on non-essential travel from other countries to Sweden. Currently, there is a travel ban on non-essential travel from outside of the EU/EEA. The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, citizens of another EU/EEA country, or citizens from a number of exempt countries. Read more info here.

To gain entry into Sweden, foreign nationals from the EU/EEA need to either:

  • Present a negative Covid-19 test result, no older than 72 hours.
  • Have proof of vaccination.
  • Have proof of return to health from Covid-19.

The restrictions do not apply if you are under 18 years old, a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden, or have a national visa to Sweden.

These restrictions and travel ban are in effect until 31 August 2021. They have been introduced to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, and to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

This travel ban does not apply to travelers coming from Norway, Denmark, Finland, or Iceland.

Read more information about Swedish travel restrictions here.

For more information about preventive measures recommended in Sweden, please visit the FAQ page of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Stricter national regulations

Stricter national regulations and general advice apply in Stockholm and Sweden. Everyone has an obligation to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You are obligated to:

  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Limit new close contacts. Only socialize with people you usually meet and preferably outdoors.
  • Keep your distance from others and avoid places such as stores and shopping malls if they become crowded.
  • Avoid busy hours when visiting shops.
  • Travel in the safest way possible. Avoid public transportation if possible.
  • Work from home as often as you can.

Read more about the stricter national regulations at

General restrictions

The government has tightened a number of restrictions.

  • A maximum of eight people can sit together at the same table indoors at restaurants and bars. There is no limit to outdoor serving areas.
  • The number of participants at public events is restricted depending on the type of event and venue. See the section below for more information.
  • Everyone who is able to should work from home.

Read more about the restrictions at

Public events

The number of people allowed at public events, like theatre shows, concerts, sports events, and movie screenings, is limited to the type of event and venue. The maximum number of participants are:

  • Indoor events without designated seating: 50 participants.
  • Indoor events with designated seating: 300 participants (groups must be able to maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter on each side. Each group may contain no more than eight individuals).
  • Outdoor events without designated seating: 600 participants.
  • Outdoor events with designated seating: 3000 participants.

Visit for more detailed information, or check with the event organizer or venue if you're wondering which restrictions apply to the event you're planning on going to.

Restaurants, bars, and cafés

Restaurants, cafés, and bars as well as other venues are only allowed to serve food and drink to guests who are seated at a table or a bar counter. A dining party is limited to eight people indoors. There are no limitations on dining parties in outdoor serving areas. Guests are permitted to order and pick up food and drink, provided that this does not lead to crowding or queues. They must ensure that guests can keep at least one meter's distance from other people.

Restaurants, bars, and cafés may operate under regular opening hours.

Information and guidance

To follow the latest information about the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Sweden, we refer to official information from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) and (Emergency information from Swedish authorities).

If you're in Sweden and have questions about the coronavirus please call +46 113 13.

If you're in Sweden and you have questions about coronavirus symptoms you may have, please call the Stockholm Region health line 1177 (phone number +461177). The support line is answered and staffed by medical personnel.

You'll find information on Swedish healthcare for visitors at (Emergency information from Swedish authorities).

Stay at home if you feel unwell, wash your hands often, and keep your distance from other people in public. Together we can slow down the spread of Covid-19.