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This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted in Sweden in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Since lockdown was announced, and before, we have been closely monitoring government guidance, regional policies and have maintained a continuous dialogue with our colleagues in Sweden. Below we have highlighted the facts and guidelines relating to accommodation, shops and services. It is important to note that guidelines are being updated daily and you should contact us should you have any specific questions or concerns.

This document was updated on Thursday 21 January.

Arrivals

IMPORTANT: As of Thursday 05 November, Sweden has been removed from the UK's travel corridor. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office currently advise all but essential travel to the country. Sweden has closed its border to UK travellers until 14 February 2021 or until further notice.

As of 01 January 2021, travellers (including children) to Sweden from the UK have to show a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Sweden. The Swedish Border Police have now confirmed they are accepting tests from an authorised provider including those on this list.

Across Sweden a series of regional recommendations have been introduced to manage the spread of the Coronavirus. You can read the guidelines in place in the following link.

Guidelines include:

  • Restrictions on social gatherings
  • Restrictions on travel (excluding essential journeys) 
  • Recommendation to limit visits to non-essential shops

Please also ensure that you are familiar with the new rules for travel within Europe from 01 January 2021. A synopsis of the changes can be found in our dedicated blog.

In addition to the local guidance detailed above, it is important to note that the Swedish Public Health Agency has the following recommendations:

Face masks

From 07 January 2021 the Swedish Public Health Agency recommends the use of face masks on public transport. On weekdays, between 07:00-09:00 and 16:00-18:00 a face mask must be worn when travelling on public transport where a seated ticket is not offered. It will be up to each passenger to carry their own face mask, preferably of good quality (CE-marked). Face masks are recommended within airport terminal buildings. The new guidelines apply nationwide.

Accommodation

Our featured accommodation in Sweden follow the information and directives laid out by the Swedish Government. The health and safety of their guests and staff remains their top property.

  • Enhanced cleaning throughout the property
  • The provision of hand sanitiser in public areas

Public spaces and services

Swedish authorities have banned public gatherings of more than eight people. There are also legal restrictions on the number of people allowed in premises such as shops and gyms etc and you should always keep your distance from other people, both indoors and outdoors. Avoid places such as shops, shopping centres and public transport if they are crowded. The police can cancel or disband a public gathering or event with more than 8 people. This does not apply to schools, workplaces, or restaurants.

Restaurants, café and bars as well as other venues serving food and drink are permitted to offer table service. The size of a dining party allowed to sit at one table is limited to 4 people. Many restaurants are leaving a table vacant between diners. Venues must ensure that guests can keep at least 1 metre distance from other people and have implemented measures to avoid crowding of people in queues, at tables, buffets or bar counters. Food and drink can only be served to guests who are seated. Takeaway options are available and guests are permitted to order and pick up food and drink, provided that this does not lead to crowding or queues. The serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited between 20:00 and 11:00 until 28 February 2021.

Shops are open and operating with limited capacity and reduced opening hours and you should shop alone and not stay in shops for longer than necessary. Shops, gyms, indoor sports facilities, and swimming facilities must calculate the number of visitors so that each person is given ten square metres of space. Clear signage must be displayed that clarifies for visitors how many people may visit the premises at the same time.

Public transportation

Public transportation is operating but services may be limited, both as regards the number of passengers allowed and frequency of departures. The Swedish government is not restricting domestic travel, but there are temporary recommendations which include keeping your distance, avoiding public transport (especially at rush hour) and other means of transport where it is not possible to book a seat and avoiding crowded areas. Whilst travelling and at your destination you should avoid making new contacts.

Amusement parks, zoos, and water parks

Due to a ban on public gatherings exceeding more than 8 people, many amusement parks remain closed. However, certain parks, such as zoos, have remained open with special restrictions and limitations in place. These may entail that only a limited number of visitors per day are allowed in, that tickets must be pre-booked, or that parts of the park are not accessible. Please make sure that you are aware of these restrictions and limitations before visiting an amusement park.

Museums

All activities within the state, municipalities and regions that are not necessary are currently closed until 24 January 2021. This applies, for example, to bathhouses, sports halls and museums.

Sunvil's support

Sunvil’s destination specialists have toured Sweden and know the country inside out. The team consisting of Rosanna, Michelle, Yasmin, Cristiana, Alison and Bekki, are supported in-country by our local agent. We operate a 24-hour emergency telephone number and are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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