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Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers

Sweden notifed a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international transports.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 14.04.2020

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...

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14.07.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information on entry rules for Sweden is available at: www.krisinformation.se


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions provided below.

The Government has extended until 31 August 2021 the general entry ban for foreign citizens who are not able to present a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, or a certificate confirming the recovery from COVID-19.

Travellers from the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland) are exempted from the COVID-19 test requirement. This also applies to people with residence permits in Sweden, regardless of citizenship.

Travellers from the other EU and Schengen Associated Countries must present either:

  • Certificate of vaccination against the COVID-19;
  • Certificate of recovery from COVID-19;
  • a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP

    The following information must appear on the certificate:
    • name of the person who has been tested
    • date/time of the test
    • type of test
    • the test result
    • Issuer of the certificate

The information must be provided in one of these languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

Citizens from an EEA country do not need to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations after arrival if no symptoms are present. 



Find out more:
International travel restrictions (Krisinformation.se)
Information about the Swedish travel restrictions from the Police
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se
Frequently asked questions about the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden
Information about travelling to Sweden from Visit Sweden (Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information)


Contact for Sweden:
For questions about the entry restrictions to Sweden, contact the Swedish Police on 114 14.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 August 2021.A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. The ban includes certain exemptions.

A list of countries exempted from the ban on non-essential travel is available at krisinformation.se.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test max 48 hours old.

In addition, you should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad regardless of symptoms if you are not fully vaccinated and if you are entering from a country where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discourage from non-essential travel.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).


Find out more:
Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad

polisen.se
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se


May I transit this country?


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions but need to bring the EU Covid Certificate if they do not reside in Sweden. 


Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.



As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

General measures


Use of facemasks

There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here


Physical Distancing

The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


From 15 June 2021 new restrictions will apply.

Maximum number of participants:

  • indoor events without designated seating: 50 participants
  • indoor events with designated seating: 300 participants (groups must be able to maintain a physical distance of at least 1 metre on each side. Each group may contain no more than eight individuals) 
  • outdoor events without designated seating: 600 participants
  • outdoor events with designated seating: 3000 participants
  • funerals: 20 participants (or more, under strict conditions)

If a private gathering is held at an event venue, in a meeting room and at other rented premises, a maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend. If you organise an event in violation of the ban, you may face a fine or prison sentence of up to 6 months.


Find out more:
Current rules and recommendations 

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM

Visit Sweden

EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Sweden

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


Further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SWE/7011

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

08.07.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate



Information on entry rules for Sweden is available at: www.krisinformation.se


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions provided below.

The Government has extended until 31 August 2021 the general entry ban for foreign citizens who are not able to present a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, or a certificate confirming the recovery from COVID-19.

Travellers from the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland) are exempted from the COVID-19 test requirement. This also applies to people with residence permits in Sweden, regardless of citizenship.

Travellers from the other EU and Schengen Associated Countries must present either:

  • Certificate of vaccination against the COVID-19;
  • Certificate of recovery from COVID-19;
  • a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP

    The following information must appear on the certificate:
    • name of the person who has been tested
    • date/time of the test
    • type of test
    • the test result
    • Issuer of the certificate

The information must be provided in one of these languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

Citizens from an EEA country do not need to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations after arrival if no symptoms are present. 



Find out more:
International travel restrictions (Krisinformation.se)
Information about the Swedish travel restrictions from the Police
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se
Frequently asked questions about the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden
Information about travelling to Sweden from Visit Sweden (Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information)


Contact for Sweden:
For questions about the entry restrictions to Sweden, contact the Swedish Police on 114 14.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 August 2021.
A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. The ban includes certain exemptions.

A list of countries exempted from the ban on non-essential travel is available at krisinformation.se.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test max 48 hours old. In addition, you should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad regardless of symptoms if you are not fully vaccinated and if you are entering from a country where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discourage from non-essential travel.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).


Find out more:
Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad

polisen.se
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se



The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 August 2021.
A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. The ban includes certain exemptions.

A list of countries exempted from the ban on non-essential travel is available at krisinformation.se.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test, or be exempted from the test requirement.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).


Find out more:
polisen.se
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se


May I transit this country?



As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions but need to bring the EU Covid Certificate if they do not reside in Sweden. 


Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.



As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.


General measures



Use of facemasks


There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here


Physical Distancing


The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



From 15 June 2021 new restrictions will apply.

Maximum number of participants:

  • indoor events without designated seating: 50 participants
  • indoor events with designated seating: 300 participants (groups must be able to maintain a physical distance of at least 1 metre on each side. Each group may contain no more than eight individuals) 
  • outdoor events without designated seating: 600 participants
  • outdoor events with designated seating: 3000 participants
  • funerals: 20 participants (or more, under strict conditions)

If a private gathering is held at an event venue, in a meeting room and at other rented premises, a maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend. If you organise an event in violation of the ban, you may face a fine or prison sentence of up to 6 months.


Find out more:
Current rules and recommendations 


Information on Tourism at National level

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM

Visit Sweden

EU Digital COVID Certificates

IS COUNTRY IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GATEWAY AND IS ISSUING AND/OR VERIFYING AT LEAST ONE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE (VACCINATION, RECOVERY, TEST)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Sweden

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


                                                                                              

21.06.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information not yet available.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions provided below.

The Government has extended until 1 July 2021 the general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Sweden.

From 1 June, travellers from the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland) are exempted from the COVID-19 test requirement. This also applies to people with residence permits in Sweden, regardless of citizenship.

Travellers from the other EU and Schengen Associated Countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP

Travellers under 18 years old are exempted.

The following information must appear on the certificate:

  • name of the person who has been tested
  • date/time of the test
  • type of test
  • the test result
  • Issuer of the certificate

The information must be provided in one of these languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

A second test 5 days after arrival is recommended.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Find out more:
International travel restrictions (Krisinformation.se)
Information about the Swedish travel restrictions from the Police
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se
Frequently asked questions about the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden
Information about travelling to Sweden from Visit Sweden (Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information)


Contact for Sweden:
For questions about the entry restrictions to Sweden, contact the Swedish Police on 114 14.

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays



What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 1 July 2021.
A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. Since February 2021 it also includes a requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for entry into Sweden. The ban includes certain exemptions.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test, or be exempt from the test requirement.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Israel.

Entry to Sweden from the UK is subject to the same rules that apply to other third countries outside the EU/EEA area. In practice, this means that an entry ban and the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for people arriving from the UK will remain in effect, with certain exemptions.

British citizens and their family members who have applied for residence status are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA.


Find out more:
polisen.se
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se


May I transit this country?




As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.


General measures



From 14/12/2020, regional advice will be replaced by stricter national regulations and general advice, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

From 19/12/2020, all non-essential public services run by the state, regions and municipalities are closed (this includes swimming pools, sports centres and museums).

Schools for over-16s will continue online classes until 24/1/2021.

Employers are asked to let non-essential staff work from home until 24/1/2021.


Use of facemasks


There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here


Physical Distancing


The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



From 1 June 2021 new restrictions will apply.

Maximum number of participants:

  • indoor events without designated seating: 8 participants
  • indoor events with designated seating: 50 participants
  • outdoor events without designated seating: 100 participants
  • outdoor events with designated seating: 500 participants
  • funerals: 20 participants (or more, under strict conditions)

If a private gathering is held at an event venue, in a meeting room and at other rented premises, a maximum of 8 people are allowed to attend. If you organise an event in violation of the ban, you may face a fine or prison sentence of up to 6 months.

Public gatherings include:

  • gatherings that constitute demonstrations or which are otherwise held for discussion, expression of opinion or providing information on public or private matters;
  • lectures and speeches held for the purposes of teaching or for public or civic education;
  • gatherings for religious practice;
  • theatrical and cinema performances, concerts and other gatherings for the performance of artistic work, and circus performances;
  • other gatherings at which freedom of assembly is exercised.

Public events include:

  • competitions and exhibitions in sports and aviation;
  • dance performances;
  • fairground amusements and parades;
  • markets and fairs;
  • other events not regarded as public gatherings;
  • Schools, public transport, private events and visits to shops are excluded.


Find out more:
Rules from 1 June
More information about the ban provided by the Government


Safety measures for public transportation


Recommendations to public transport authorities are in place.
These recommendations include:
- distancing between passengers and getting passengers on board from side doors instead of front door on buses;
- provide enough space to avoid crowding;
- limit the number of passengers per vehicle;
- inform passengers about how to minimise the risk of disease transmission.
Public transportation is operating but services may be limited, both as regards the number of passengers allowed and frequency of departures. Public transport should be limited as much as possible. For information about services or routes, visit the relevant website or contact the operator on the phone for information in English. If you become ill, you need to be able to make your way home without putting others at risk of infection.


Information on Tourism at National level



National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Visit Sweden

Useful Info for tourists


Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa



EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is ready to connect to the EU Digital COVID certificate Gateway



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Sweden

_________


The "EU Digital COVID Certificate" (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet

                                                                                              


06.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


No


Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens who cannot present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Sweden until 31 May 2021.

Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions specified hereafter.


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP

Children aged 17 and under are exempted.

The following information must appear on the certificate:

  • name of the person who has been tested
  • date/time of the test
  • type of test
  • the test result
  • Issuer of the certificate

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

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

If you got tested before your departure for Sweden, you do not have to get tested again in connection with your arrival, but you should still get tested 5 days after your arrival.


Is a quarantine required?

A quarantine is not required.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Find out more:
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se
International travel restrictions - Krisinformation.se


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban for foreign citizens until 31 May 2021.
A temporary ban on non-essential travel to the EU via Sweden, introduced following a call from the European Council and the European Commission, has been in effect since March 2020. Since February 2021 it also includes a requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for entry into Sweden. The ban includes certain exemptions.

To travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU/ EEA, you must be covered by at least one of the exemptions from the entry ban and also be able to present a negative COVID-19 test, or be exempt from the test requirement.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

Entry to Sweden from the UK is subject to the same rules that apply to other third countries outside the EU/EEA area. In practice, this means that an entry ban and the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for people arriving from the UK will remain in effect, with certain exemptions.

British citizens and their family members who have applied for residence status are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA.


Find out more:
polisen.se
Questions and answers about the entry ban to Sweden - Government.se


May I transit this country?

As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.


General measures


From 14/12/2020, regional advice will be replaced by stricter national regulations and general advice, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

From 19/12/2020, all non-essential public services run by the state, regions and municipalities are closed (this includes swimming pools, sports centres and museums).

Schools for over-16s will continue online classes until 24/1/2021.

Employers are asked to let non-essential staff work from home until 24/1/2021.

Use of facemasks


There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here

Physical Distancing


The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SWE/7001

                                                                                              

31.03.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


NO


Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Citizens from EU Member States (with the exception of Denmark) and Schengen Associated countries (with the exception of Norway), and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden at the conditions specified hereafter.

Until 31 March, Sweden enforces a stricter entry ban from Denmark and Norway. Foreigners coming from Denmark are allowed to enter Sweden if they live or work in Sweden. Exceptions apply to people who live on Bornholm and travel, via Sweden, between Bornholm and another part of Denmark, as well as to health and medical personnel who shall perform work on Bornholm and personnel who shall perform health and medical transports. Other than those exemptions, only Swedish citizens are allowed to enter Sweden from Denmark.

From 31 March, Danish and Norwegian citizens can enter under the same requirements as other EU/EEA nationals.


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.
Accepted tests: antigen, TMA, PCR, LAMP.
Children aged 17 and under are exempted.

The following information must appear on the certificate:

  • name of the person who has been tested
  • date/time of the test
  • type of test
  • the test result
  • Issuer of the certificate

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

Exemptions are available for cross-border workers and some other categories.

If you got tested before your departure for Sweden, you do not have to get tested again in connection with your arrival, but you should still get tested 5 days after your arrival.


Is a quarantine required?

A quarantine is not required.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Find out more:
International travel restrictions - Krisinformation.se

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Until 31 May 2021, there is an entry ban for non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU.

The entry ban does not apply to:

  • EU and Schengen Associated Countries citizens and their family members;
  • permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country;
  • People who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

Entry in Sweden is allowed for foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea and Thailand.

A temporary entry ban applies to all passengers arriving from the UK. UK nationals who can demonstrate that they live or work in Sweden or have urgent family reasons are exempt. Swedish citizens are also exempt.

Travellers to Sweden from the UK who are exempt from the entry ban will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sweden. Holders of Swedish passports do not have to do this.

Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also be allowed entry. This includes an exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information.


Find out more:
polisen.se


May I transit this country?


YES


May I enter this country by road transport?


YES

Driving abroad


May I enter this country by train?


YES

Rail passenger rights


May I enter this country by sea transport?


YES

Ship passenger rights


May I fly to this country?


You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.


General measures



From 14/12/2020, regional advice will be replaced by stricter national regulations and general advice, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

From 19/12/2020, all non-essential public services run by the state, regions and municipalities are closed (this includes swimming pools, sports centres and museums).

Schools for over-16s will continue online classes until 24/1/2021.

Employers are asked to let non-essential staff work from home until 24/1/2021.

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks


There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here


Physical Distancing


The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SWE/7001


                                                                                              

28.01.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


Sweden adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Sweden are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Citizens from EU Member States (with the exception of Denmark) and Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.

From 22 December 2020 till 21 January 2021 Sweden enforces a stricter entry ban from Denmark, including all foreign citizens except personnel transporting goods or passengers, foreign diplomats or consular staff and their families and staff, foreign couriers, people working in or for an international organisation and people with urgent family reasons.

Foreigners coming from Denmark are allowed to enter Sweden if they live or work in Sweden. Exceptions also apply to people who live on Bornholm and travel, via Sweden, between Bornholm and another part of Denmark, as well as to health and medical personnel who shall perform work on Bornholm and personnel who shall perform health and medical transports. Other than those exemptions, only Swedish citizens will be allowed to enter Sweden from Denmark.


Is a coronavirus test required?

NO.


Is a quarantine required?

NO.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.


Find out more:
krisinformationen.se

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


A temporary entry ban applies to all passengers arriving from the UK. UK nationals who can demonstrate that they live or work in Sweden or have urgent family reasons are exempt. Swedish citizens are also exempt. The ban is in place since 21 December. The exemption for those living or working in Sweden, or with urgent family reasons, applies from 23 December until 21 January 2021.

As of 1 January, travellers to Sweden from the UK who are exempt from the entry ban will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Sweden. Holders of Swedish passports do not have to do this.

The Swedish government recommends that all passengers who arrived in Sweden from the UK since 12 December should self-isolate for seven days. They should also take a PCR test on the day of arrival and after five days. More information is available from the Swedish Public Health Agency.

See also:
Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

____________________

The Swedish government has decided to stop all non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until 31 March 2021.
The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries. Moreover, the ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country. The entry ban also does not apply to people who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country. Finally, the ban does not apply to people who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay.

Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. This includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se


May I transit this country?

Yes


May I enter this country by road transport?


Yes


May I enter this country by train?


Yes


May I enter this country by sea transport?



Yes



General measures



From 14/12/2020, regional advice will be replaced by stricter national regulations and general advice, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

From 19/12/2020, all non-essential public services run by the state, regions and municipalities are closed (this includes swimming pools, sports centres and museums).

Schools for over-16s will continue online classes until 24/1/2021.

Employers are asked to let non-essential staff work from home until 24/1/2021.

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks


There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in normal social situations, in public places, and in public transport. However, Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.

New guidelines for face masks will be presented by the Public Health Agency before 7/1/2021. They will specify which face masks to use and at what times they should be used.

More details are available here


Physical Distancing


The general guidelines require to maintain social distancing (1.5 metres) from people other than those you live with. You should refrain from certain kinds of activity that cannot be performed while physically distanced from others. This may refer to: certain sporting activities, such as contact sports like wrestling, ice hockey and basketball; private events such as parties, weddings, dinner parties and after-work events; health and beauty treatments that are not medically justified, such as massages, pedicures, haircuts, etc.

                                                                                              

22.01.2021

Temporary entry ban to Sweden

The Swedish Government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until March 31. This ban has been introduced to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, and to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 

The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. Moreover, the ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country, or if you have a national visa in Sweden.

Exceptions can also be made for people with particularly urgent needs. The exemption will also apply to seasonal workers employed in agriculture, forestry and horticulture.

Swedish border control officials determine the manner in which the exceptions should be interpreted and the decisions that should be taken. 

From Europe

A temporary ban on entry to Sweden for nationals from the UK and Denmark is in effect.

Exceptions may be made, such as for:

•    Anyone working or living in Sweden can enter from Denmark.
•    Children going to meet parents living in Sweden and their escort.
•    Those travelling in health service vehicles.

Foreign nationals traveling from the United Kingdom who must also be able to show a negative test result before being allowed to enter Sweden.

If you have recently been abroad

New variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 have been discovered in the UK, Brasil, and South Africa. If you have been in those countries recently, you should:

  • stay at home for at least seven days
  • avoid contact with others as much as possible
  • get tested as soon as possible after arriving in Sweden and get a follow-up test after five days.

Others in your household should also remain at home while awaiting the test result.

Travelling abroad

An advisory against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU is in effect until 31 January 2021.

Travel certificates and health statements

There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden. Swedavia Airports recommends passengers to use face masks at their airports. Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.
Pay close attention to the information given by your airline – many airline companies require you to wear a face mask on board. 

Source: https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/travel-restrictions

                                                                                                    


23.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Yes


Entry Restrictions

Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries, and their family members, as well as people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is not a general requirement for entering Sweden.

Find out more:

krisinformationen.se

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


The Swedish government has decided to stop non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until 22.12.2020.
The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries. Moreover, the ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country. The entry ban also does not apply to people who have a national visa in Sweden or a national visa valid longer than three months in another EU Member State or Schengen Associated country. Finally, the ban does not apply to people who have family ties as specified under the Aliens Act (2005:716).

There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following countries: Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay.

Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. This includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others. For more information, please visit polisen.se

May I transit this country?


Yes


                                                                                                    


11.09.2020

Travelling to Sweden

EU citizens and their family members, and people with Swedish residence permits, are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.


Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are allowed to enter Sweden without restrictions.

Travelling from Sweden or returning to Sweden


The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory against non-essential travel to many countries.
No such advice is in place for the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain and the Vatican.

The reasons for the advice against non-essential travel to some countries are the spread of the new coronavirus and the uncertainty that currently applies to foreign travel.

Rules and Exceptions


There is no quarantine requirement for travellers to Sweden.

Mandatory Travel Documentation


Airline operators may require passengers to show a health statement but this is no general requirement for entering Sweden.


Third-country nationals

Sweden has imposed a temporary entry ban to non-essential travels to Sweden across an external border,

meaning from other countries than the EU/EEA, except the UK or Switzerland. The decision is currently in effect until 31/10/20 (inclusive).

The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, nor does it apply to travels inside the EU/EEA area.

There are also several other exceptions, like foreigners who reside in the following select countries: Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Citizens of other countries who have particularly urgent needs or who are to carry out essential functions in Sweden can also still be allowed entry. The latest change even includes exemption for students and highly skilled professionals, amongst others.

For more information, please visit polisen.se

Links to national sources

krisinformationen.se

Driving abroad

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SWE

Info
titleSource: WCO/Swedish Customs

25.03.2020

Information based on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency is spread throughout
the organisation on a regular basis. This include to stay at home if you have any symptoms and
to wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Employees that have duties that can be done
from home are to work from home. Swedish Customs has taken measures to ensure that there
is adequate protective equipment for customs officers in stock, should the situation require the
use of such equipment. Information about new regulations and possible regulatory initiatives
has been communicated to customs officers, and the internal guidelines regarding the correct
use of protective equipment has been updated. All business travels are to be
cancelled/postponed except for those essential (which is to be decided by management).


So far, Swedish Customs has not encountered any unexpected challenges, the organization is
adjusting to the new situation and we have crisis teams at both national and regional level that
coordinate the work. Neither are we experiencing any disruptions caused by shortage in
personnel, due to sick leave, so far.

Web-links to any relevant documents:

The website of Swedish Customs is updated with the information directly relating to customs
matters: www.tullverket.se

Most relevant Swedish weblinks for information concerning covid-19 would be
- Public Health Agency of Sweden: https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/the-public-healthagency-of-sweden/
- Swedish Government Offices: https://www.government.se/
- Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency: https://www.msb.se/en/


Further information: http://www.wcoomd.org/.........natural-disaster/covid_19/sweden_en.pdf?la=en

Info
titleSouce: European Commission

16.03.2020

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers

Sweden notifed a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international transports.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 14.04.2020

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...


Ban on non-essential travel from third countries

Following a call by the European Council and European Commission the Swedish Government has banned non-essential travel to Sweden from all countries except European Union Member States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. This do not apply on Swedish citizens, third-country nationals, travellers with an essential function or need etc.

Start date: 
17.03.2020End date: 
30.06.2020

More info: https://www.government.se

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/coronavirus-response_en




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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union

15.02.2021

COVID -19 update: Exemption for individuals working with the transportation of goods

There are  exemptions for individuals working with the transportation of goods. 

See the detailed list of exemptions here.

The exception applies to foreign personnel transporting goods and other personnel in the transport sector. This refers to personnel who perform transports regardless of which goods are being transported and regardless of which destination the transport has.

Thus, the temporary entry restrictions do not apply to transport staff, even when traveling to or from their vehicle, aircraft or ship (to perform or after completing a transport). The exception also covers professional drivers whose vehicles and cargo that are already in Sweden. As part of this transport exemption, it is also considered that empty transports can be covered if they are part of the transport chain. Truck drivers must be able to present Community and driver licenses in order to be covered by the exemption for transport

Source: The Swedish Bus and Coach Federation, part of Transportföretagen/The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises and The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. 

                                                                                              

12.02.2021

COVID-19 update: Overview of the restrictions in Sweden


For Swedish citizens

-            Can enter Sweden.

-             Should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad.

Foreign citizens who are residents according to the Swedish Population Registry, hold a valid residence permit, residence right or residence status.

-             Exempted from the entry ban.

-            Exempted from the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test.

-             Should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad.

Entry from an EEA (European Economic Area) country

-             Negative test result documenting that the holder does not have an ongoing covid-19 infection, is required.

-             No further entry bans are enforced.

-             Should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad.

Entry from a non-EEA country

-             Negative test result documenting that the holder does not have an ongoing covid-19 infection, is required.

-            Must be covered by at least one exemption to the general entry ban.

-            Should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad.

Entry from Denmark, Norway or the UK

-             Negative test result documenting that the holder does not have an ongoing covid-19 infection, is required.

-             Must be covered by at least one exemption to the stricter entry ban.

-             Should follow the the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for everyone travelling to Sweden from abroad.

See here for the full information in English.

Source: The Swedish Bus and Coach Federation, part of Transportföretagen/The Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises and The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. 

                                                                                              

22.01.2021

Issues at Denmark - Sweden Border resolved

Denmark - Sweden 

SÅ, NLF and DTL , IRU associations in the Nordics, after contacting their respective authorities, have now confirmed that carriers of goods shall be allowed to transit Sweden and / or travel back after delivering the goods regardless of the final destination.

This news comes in a context , where some truck drivers were denied entry into Sweden from Denmark in the past few days. 

A link to the relevant legislation, where it is underlined that persons transporting goods from Sweden to Denmark are exempted from the travel ban can be accessed here (in Swedish).

Source: DTL

                                                                                              

26.05.2020

On 25 May, it was confirmed that relaxations of driving and rest times rules currently in place in Sweden will not be extended further. Therefore, as from 00:00 on 1 June, normal driving and rest time periods will apply.

More information can be found here.

Source: DTL

                                                                                              

09.04.2020

The Swedish Transport Agency states that Sweden plans to adopt a temporary and limited relaxation on the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles transporting all types of goods and transport of passengers.

This temporary relaxation applies from 15 April 2020 and will run until 31 May 2020. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of the EU Regulation 561⁄2006. It will apply to all drivers, irrespective of their nationality, when operating on the Swedish territory.

For the above-mentioned category of drivers, the following provisions will be temporarily relaxed as follows:

- Derogation to Article 6(1) of Regulation 561/2006: replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours.

- Derogation to Article 6(2) of Regulation 561/2006: replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours.

- Derogation to Article 6(3) of Regulation 561/2006: replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 120 hours.

- No derogation to Article 7 of Regulation 561/2006.

- Derogation to Article 8(1) of Regulation 561/2006: reduction of the regular daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours.

- Derogation to Article 8(6) of Regulation 561/2006: reduction of the regular weekly rest period from 45 hours to 24 hours.

- Derogation to Article 8(8) of Regulation 561/2006: possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest shorter than 45 hours in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities for each driver and the vehicle is stationary.

Source: Transportföretagen

                                                                                                              

16.03.2020

The Sweden government has taken measures introducing social distancing to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Freight transport activities within, to and from Sweden are not impacted by these measures.

As of March 16th, the Swedish Transport Agency is granting a temporary tolerance concerning the enforcement of driving and resting times rules for freight operations according to EU Regulation No. 561/2006. Exemptions in Sweden apply to daily rest time (minimum 9 hours), weekly rest time (minimum 24 hours) and driving time as long as breaks are taken after a maximum of 4,5 hours driving time. Exemptions are valid for 30 days and are valid for all types of transports (i.e. goods, bus and coach), provided that road safety is not affected [be impaired] when transport companies make use of these exemptions.

Sources: SA and Stoneridge Electronics