The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 19 February 2020

Information to travellers

Information to travellers

  • Please consider whether your trip is necessary – we all need to do what we can in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in Sweden. If you are ill you should not travel at all. People belonging to a risk group particularly need to consider whether they should travel or receive visitors.

    If COVID-19 spreads to a majority of the regions in Sweden, we risk a situation where the healthcare system’s resources become increasingly difficult to redistribute in order to support all affected areas. It is also important to know that you need to be able to care for yourself, should you fall ill when away from home. If you require help, please be aware that resources might be limited. You should also arrange for either isolation or a way to travel home in a way that does not risk spreading the infection to others.

    In addition to the above, previous recommendations regarding how to protect yourself and others from disease still apply.

    Updated: 5/18/2020 1:51:51 PM

  • When you travel by train, bus or taxi, follow our advice on how to protect yourself and others. Stay at home if you feel ill, keep your hands clean, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or paper tissue when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

    Keep at a distance from other people. Please refer to local advice and routines issued by the transportation providers.

    It is still unclear whether indirect contact, i.e. contact with respiratory droplets or secretions on surfaces and items, contributes to the spread of COVID-19.

    Make sure to wash your hands after travelling. Alcohol-based hand rub is an alternative when washing facilities are not available.

    Protect yourself and others from spread of infection

    Updated: 5/14/2020 11:00:01 AM

  • The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs issues general advice regarding travel to other countries (in Swedish).

    Due to the ongoing pandemic and the continued uncertainty regarding international travel, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs currently advises against non-essential travel to all countries. This is valid from 14 March 2020 through to 15 July 2020.

    For updated information, please visit the Ministry’s web page about the coronavirus and about the current situation in other countries. For questions please contact the consular department at +46 8 405 92 00, or by email.

    The Public Health Agency does not issue travel recommendations for individuals or groups of people. However, we may pass on recommendations based on our international collaborations with the WHO and others to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

    Each person must assess their own situation, based on the need to travel and the available information on the disease from sources such as the WHO and ECDC, who present the official data reported by different countries.

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) offers information on travel to different countries. For advice regarding planned journeys, please contact your travel agency or insurance company if you have questions about cancellations.

    Updated: 5/14/2020 12:05:37 PM