The Swedish government has decided to ban all people traveling from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan and Serbia from entering the country after they have been removed from the list of epidemiologically safe third countries.
The decision to ban entry for the six countries has been announced by the Ministry of Justice and will enter into force next Monday, September 20, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“The government has adopted changes to the temporary entry ban to Sweden. The decision means that the ban will be reintroduced for entry from a number of countries in accordance with the updated recommendations of the Council of the European Union for travel to EU Member States. “ reads the statement from the Ministry of Justice.
This means that as of Monday, only travelers who reach Sweden for absolutely necessary purposes can enter from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan and Serbia. Travel for essential purposes is only permitted for those who have a Swedish residence permit, travelers passing through Sweden’s territory, medical staff, travelers performing important tasks, researchers in health care and older staff, among others.
Vaccinated travelers may soon be exempted from the entry ban, but an official statement on the matter has not yet been made.