The Swedish authorities have announced that travelers from Albania, Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco and Panama will be able to travel to Sweden according to the same rules as citizens of EU countries since Sweden has decided to recognize their vaccination passports.
The decision was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Justice and will take effect from Monday 27 September, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“The government has decided on changes to the temporary entry ban to Sweden. The amendments mean that additional persons who can present vaccination certificates issued in certain designated countries and territories are exempted from the entry ban and the test requirement. “ reads the statement from the Ministry of Justice.
Based on a press release from the Ministry, as soon as the new rules come into force, persons coming from one of the seven countries mentioned above will no longer be covered by the COVID-19 test rule before entering Swedish territory, provided that they have a valid vaccination certificate.
Apart from that, as of Monday, travelers coming from these areas will no longer have to follow quarantine rules after entering the country.
In order to be able to skip the entry measures, travelers from these areas must, however, have a vaccination certificate which indicates that the holder has been vaccinated with one of the vaccine doses recognized in Sweden.
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In addition, in the case of those who have recovered from COVID-19 disease, their certificate should show that it has not been more than 180 days since they last tested positive.
In line with the European Commission’s decision, vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Albania, Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco and Panama are now considered to be equivalent to those issued by the Member States, which means that the countries have officially joined the EU digital covid -19 certificate system.
“As a result, the seven countries and territories will join the EU system, and the COVID certificates they issue will be accepted in the EU on the same terms as the EU digital COVID certificate,” The European Commission’s Directorate – General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations is noted.
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In addition to the seven countries whose COVID-19 will soon be recognized when they enter Sweden, the authorities have announced that additional countries, including the United Kingdom, are awaiting the Commission’s decision, which means that more vaccination certificates can be recognized.