After banning U.S vacationers from entering Sweden no matter their vaccination standing in September attributable to rising COVID-19 circumstances within the U.S — Sweden has determined to finish the entry ban on U.S vacationers.
But Sweden has determined to take care of its entry ban on arrivals from third nations from October thirty first, 2021, to January thirty first, 2022. The entry ban on third nations was solely imagined to final till the finish of October.
The Swedish Ministry of Justice acknowledged, “The ban on entry to Sweden from nations outdoors the EU/EEA can be prolonged till January 31, 2022.
“This entry ban is based on a recommendation from the Council of the European Union that is in effect indefinitely. The extension is thus in line with the recommendation.”
The ban is towards arrivals from outdoors the European Union and the European Economic Area.
However, Sweden will transfer the United States to the exemption record, which incorporates: Israel, Turkey, Singapore, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, amongst others.
The Swedish authorities concluded it’s necessary to permit U.S vacationers to enter Sweden after the U.S determined to finish its entry ban on international vacationers from November 8.
The Current Entry Restrictions
Travelers from EU nations and nations on the exemption list (as acknowledged above) can enter Sweden with some entry restrictions. Travelers getting into Sweden from Norway, Finland, Iceland, or Denmark don’t require a destructive COVID-19 take a look at, vaccination certificates, or proof of restoration from COVID-19.
If vacationers are getting into Sweden from one other EEA nation, the EU covid certificates is enough, and vacationers might want to current a destructive 72 hour PCR take a look at upon entry, proof of vaccination certificates, or proof of restoration from COVID-19.
However, vacationers from outdoors the EEA — similar to American, British, Canadian, and Australian vacationers — will have to be coated with one exemption, current a destructive 72-hour COVID-19 take a look at, and present a vaccine certificates issued in a nation the place Sweden accepts vaccination certificates.
Sweden doesn’t enable vacationers from outdoors the EEA to enter Sweden with proof of restoration from COVID-19. Sweden additionally advises all vacationers getting into from outdoors the EEA to observe the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations no matter signs.
Travelers don’t require a COVID-19 take a look at on arrival in the event that they’ve traveled contained in the Nordics, have obtained their closing vaccination dose a minimum of two weeks earlier than getting into, or have proof of restoration from COVID-19 within the earlier six months.
The COVID-19 Situation In Sweden
Cases of COVID-19 stay low, with a present 7-day average of 747 circumstances nationwide. That’s a major drop from a 7-day case common of over 5,000 early within the yr. Sweden has absolutely vaccinated 66.6 p.c of its whole inhabitants after administering 14.5 million vaccine doses.
Sweden grew to become well-known for being one of many world’s solely nations to go towards lockdowns in 2020. But, Sweden continues to be implementing some recommendations. These embody maintaining your distance, avoiding public transport in crowded areas, and sporting a masks in busy locations if doable.
The authorities additionally suggests sporting masks on public transport, and there are some restrictions on the variety of individuals allowed into occasions and public gatherings. However, lodging stays absolutely open nationwide with no restrictions.
There are zero restrictions on home journey inside the nation. That allows vacationers to discover the nation with out worrying about restrictions, curfews, and journey bans.
Sweden permitting U.S vacationers provides one other winter vacation spot for Americans this winter, together with numerous different European and Caribbean nations welcoming American vacationers after two years of restrictions.
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