The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 7 April 2020

FAQ about the new legislation for restaurants, bars, etc

The Public Health Agency has issued regulations, supported by the Communicable Diseases Act, describing what action must be taken by restaurants, bars, and cafés in Sweden in order to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

Crowds of people in queues, at tables or along buffets or bars must be avoided. Visitors must be able to keep at a distance from each other. Restaurants should primarily aim to adapt their routines to minimise the risk of disease transmission.

Below are questions and answers relating to the regulation. Further guidance (in Swedish) has been published by the Swedish Food Agency and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.

Frequently asked questions