The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 2 July 2021

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.

Maintain distance

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.

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.