Using public transport
To minimise the risk of spreading infection during travel, you should avoid travelling by public transport and other modes of transport that do not offer assigned seats. If you can, you should use other modes of transport, such as walking, cycling, or driving your own car.
You have a personal responsibility to reduce the risk of contagion while you travel and to do whatever you can to avoid being infected by or infecting others. If possible, avoid journeys where you cannot book a seat, such as trams, metros, and city buses. If you need to use public transport, you should choose an alternative that allows you to book a seat, such as trains. If you have any symptoms that could be COVID-19, you should avoid travelling completely.
If you cannot avoid public transport, it is important to maintain distance from other travellers to whatever extent possible. Avoid crowded departures. Follow the instructions that are generally applied for the mode of transport you are using. Companies may have specific procedures and adaptations in their operations. Therefore, you should visit the websites of the companies operating the public transport service.
Using masks on public transport
From 7 January 2021, people travelling on public transport without assigned seating are recommended to wear a mask during weekdays when many people travel: between 07:00–09:00 and between 16:00–18:00. This advice is directed towards those born in 2004 or earlier. Individuals who are, for medical reasons, unable to wear a mask are exempt from this advice.
You should bring your own mask if you plan to travel during the hours when a mask is recommended. You are also responsible for disposing of the mask in the appropriate place after use. The Public Health Agency of Sweden are recommending that companies operating public transport provide masks for any travellers who have not been able to acquire their own.
How to wear single use face masks (in Swedish)
Follow the general guidelines
Always follow the general guidelines on how to protect yourself and others, even when you are travelling. When travelling, you should wash your hands frequently and carefully. Hand sanitizer (or equivalent) can be an alternative when you are unable to wash with soap and water.