Sweden extends entry ban on travel from EU / EEA countries
The Swedish Government has announced that the entry ban on travel against arrivals from the European Union and European Economic Area countries has been extended. However, the entry ban only applies to those who are not able to present a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, or a certificate confirming the previous recovery from the virus, Schengen Visa Info reported.
The Government had already decided that the entry restrictions within the EU/EEA should be scaled back cautiously to reduce the risk of a setback that would necessitate new restrictions. Now the Swedish regulation is being adapted to the EU regulation and the entry ban is being extended until 31 August. The EU regulation enables travel within the EU without subsequent restrictions if the traveller has a certificate verifying that they have either:
- been vaccinated against COVID-19,
- tested negative for COVID-19, or
- recovered from COVID-19.
The extension enters into force on 30 June and remains in effect until 31 August. Entry from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway is still not subject to any entry restrictions.
According to the Schengen Visa Info, in line with the EU Council’s recommendation, Sweden has just recently lifted the entry ban for Japanese travellers as well. However, arrivals from Japan still need to present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Sweden.
Except for Japan and other Nordic countries mentioned above, the following countries are also exempt from Sweden’s travel ban:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
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