From June 30, the U.S. will be exempted from Sweden’s entry ban list—meaning Americans will again be able to visit the country for non-essential travel purposes.
Currently, according to the Government Offices of Sweden, to travel to Sweden from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban (the United States is now among the exemptions) and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 48 hours prior to arrival. These rules have been extended on multiple occasions and at present apply until August 31, 2021.
Note: For the time being, there is no exemption from either the entry ban or the negative test requirement for people who can show that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have antibodies to the COVID-19 virus. These people must still present a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19.
That said, fully vaccinated travelers will be exempt from the government’s recommendation to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival if they have visited a country not exempted from Sweden’s travel ban in the previous seven days before travel to the country. So, if a traveler has spent the full week prior to their trip to Sweden in the United States, since it’s not among those banned from entry, they would not need to self-isolate anyway. This is more important if a non-vaccinated traveler to Sweden has been to select other countries recently. As noted above, however, if that traveler is fully vaccinated, it will not matter which countries they may have visited in the seven days leading up to their entry to Sweden.
For more information, visit www.visitsweden.com.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.