The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 29 September 2021

National general guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The following is a summary of what applies to you as a private individual to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Take responsibility for preventing the spread of infection

Everyone has a personal responsibility to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. You have to think about how you can avoid getting infected and how you can avoid infecting others.

Get vaccinated

Vaccination is the most effective way to avoid serious illness and the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about vaccination against COVID-19 at the Public Health Agency website:

Vaccination against COVID-19

Stay at home if you have symptoms

Pay attention to symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should stay at home and avoid seeing others.

You should also get tested to find out if you have COVID-19. This applies both to people who are vaccinated and to those who are unvaccinated. Children under the age of 6 years do not need to get tested.

If you are not vaccinated

Adults who are not vaccinated should be particularly careful to protect themselves and others from being infected.

The Public Health Agency recommends that adults who can get vaccinated, but have not yet taken the vaccine, show special consideration for people in risk groups and those over 70 years of age.

Keep a distance from others at your workplace whenever possible, and avoid crowded places, e.g. concerts, night clubs and larger parties.

When you work

As from 29 September there is no longer a recommendation to work from home.

You still have a responsibility to stay alert to symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should stay at home, get tested and avoid seeing others. This applies both to those who are vaccinated and those who are not vaccinated.

When you travel

If you enter Sweden from another country there are special recommendations regarding testing. If you are fully vaccinated you do not need to get tested.

Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad

Before you travel to another country you should find out what applies at your destination.

Going to events or restaurants

As from 29 September, the Public Health Agency no longer has any regulations, general guidelines or other recommendations that limit the possibility to accommodate guests at a restaurant or control the number of participants at events, such as concerts.

But you still have a responsibility to pay attention to symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should stay at home, get tested and avoid seeing others.

Adults who can get vaccinated but have not yet taken the vaccine, are recommended to keep a distance from others. Avoid close contact with people in risk groups or people aged 70 years and over.

If you are planning a private gathering

There are no longer any recommendations to children and fully vaccinated adults to only socialise in a small circle and avoid larger parties.

But you still have a responsibility to pay attention to symptoms. If you develop symptoms you should stay at home, get tested and avoid seeing others.

Adults who can get vaccinated but have not yet taken the vaccine, are recommended to keep a distance from others. Avoid close contact with people in risk groups or people aged 70 years and over.