The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 25 February 2021

Negative COVID-19 test required for entry into Sweden

The Government has decided that foreign nationals will have to present a negative COVID-19 test result before they are permitted to enter Sweden. The traveller must be able to present a certificate at the border showing a negative test result. The test must have been conducted a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival.

The following types of tests for COVID-19 are approved: Antigen tests, PCR tests, LAMP tests and TMA tests. Antigen tests exist in the form of rapid tests for ongoing COVID-19 infection.

For the certificate to be valid, the following information must be included:

  • Name of the person tested
  • Time the test was conducted
  • Test type: Antigen test, PCR test, LAMP test, or TMA test.
  • Test result
  • Name, telephone number and address to the issuer of the certificate, or to the laboratory that conducted the test.

The information must be clearly stated in Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.

The Public Health Agency recommends everyone who travels to Sweden from abroad to get tested upon arrival and avoid contacts for seven days, regardless of citizenship. This applies regardless of whether you are covered by the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test result before entry.

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Questions and answers about the entry ban

Recommendations for those travelling to Sweden from abroad