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Source: Government of Sweden

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has decided to lift the advice against non-essential travel to Malta and Slovenia. The decision comes into force on 8 October.

The easing of restrictions that have applied to Swedish travellers has been taken into account in the assessment leading to the decision.

Swedish citizens or people with a residence permit in Sweden are no longer affected by Slovenia’s requirement of a ten-day quarantine if they travel there from Sweden.

Malta has announced that it has removed the ban on entry that previously applied to travellers from Sweden, and travellers from Sweden are no longer affected by quarantine requirements.

In recent weeks, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has lifted the advice against non-essential travel to several countries in Europe. This does not mean that the situation is back to normal. Local rules, restrictions and quarantine requirements affecting Swedish travellers can be re-introduced at short notice if the situation changes.

A high degree of personal responsibility must be taken by travellers regardless of where they travel. Before travelling, every traveller should prepare thoroughly, keep well informed about the entry rules that apply and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities when abroad.

Follow the embassies’ travel information on swedenabroad.se and in the UD Resklar app.

Today’s decision

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:

1. The advice against non-essential travel to Malta and Slovenia will be lifted as of 8 October 2020.

In previous decisions, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Vatican City.

2. For other countries in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area, the advice against non-essential travel is extended up to and including 21 October 2020.

3. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/the EEA/the Schengen area up to and including 15 November 2020. This decision still applies.

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