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Source: Government of Sweden

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is lifting its advice against non-essential travel to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Czechia. The decision enters into force on 30 July.

Regarding the advice against non-essential travel to all countries that was issued on 14 March 2020 and has since been extended, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided the following:

  • The advice against non-essential travel to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Czechia is lifted as of 30 July.
  • (In a previous decision, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain and the Vatican City.)
  • For other countries in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area [1], and the United Kingdom, the advice against non-essential travel is extended up to and including 12 August 2020.
  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU, the EEA, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom, up to and including 31 August 2020. This decision still applies.

“The Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ decision to lift the advice against travel to Denmark and Norway is a further step towards the desired goal of a Nordic region without obstacles to the movement of people. However, it does not mean that the situation is normal again. There are still restrictions on Swedes travelling to our neighbouring countries, and I would therefore urge all travellers from Sweden to keep well informed of the rules that apply. Naturally, all travellers must continue to follow the recommendations to keep a safe distance, wash their hands and refrain from travelling if they have any symptoms,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde.

[1] Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovakia.

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