The Swedish Government
The Government has announced a ban on selling alcohol in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs after 10 pm. The ban applies from 20 November to 28 February 2021.
The Government has decided that as a general rule, it is now prohibited to organize public gatherings and events with more than eight participants (starting 24 November).
Stricter guidelines for Stockholm from 29 October
The stricter advice is applicable until 19 November but may be extended.
Everyone in Stockholm is urged to:
- Avoid visiting indoor environments such as shops, shopping malls, museums, libraries, swimming pools, and gyms. Necessary visits to grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed.
- Refrain from participating in gatherings such as meetings, concerts, performances, sports training, matches, and competitions. However, this does not apply to sports training for children and young people born in 2005 or later.
- If possible, avoid physical contact with people other than those living with you. This means that arranging or attending parties and suchlike is not allowed.
Read more about the stricter guidelines in Stockholm on krisinformation.se.
Traveling to Sweden
The Swedish Government has decided to suspend non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban will be in effect until 22 December. This ban has been introduced to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, and to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The entry ban does not apply to citizens of EU/EEA countries, UK, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican, or their families, or for travels to Sweden from the EU/EEA area. Furthermore, the ban does not apply if you or a close relative already live here as a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country, or if you have a national visa to Sweden.
Sweden does not require travelers entering the country from abroad to be quarantined or undergo health checks.
For more information, please visit Visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic (krisinformation.se)
Minimizing the spread of covid-19
Stockholm and Sweden have adopted a strategy that puts a lot of trust in individuals to make responsible choices and keep abreast of official recommendations. Stay up to date on the preventive measures recommended by the Swedish Public Health Agency >
There is no general requirement to wear a facemask in normal social situations, in public places, in public transport, etc.
If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain, and breathing difficulties, please stay inside. If your condition gets worse and you need some healthcare advice, please call +1177 for guidance and assistance.