Although large parts of Continental Europe are still closed to British visitors due to concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Scandinavia remains largely open.
As Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway depend on tourism, especially at this time of year, flights continue to link London and Lapland, with local authorities reluctant to cut back on travel that will help thousands of affiliated companies. to the tourism offer. chain.
However, there are some restrictions in place, with notable barriers for those who are not fully vaccinated. Here are the latest travel tips for those traveling from London to Scandinavia in early 2022:
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Sweden currently has an entry ban in place until 31 January. This means that the only way for a British citizen to enter the country is:
- if you are domiciled in Sweden and have negative PCR
- if you have a documented family connection to Sweden and negative PCR
- if you are fully vaccinated (2 doses + 14 days) and have a negative PCR
- if you are under 18 but traveling with a fully vaccinated adult with negative PCR
Sweden is closed to British citizens who are not fully vaccinated unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Finland has slightly different rules on what counts as “fully vaccinated”, which means more Britons can enter. In Finland, if you have only received one of two doses and have also recovered from a coronavirus infection, this is also considered “fully vaccinated” for as long as you can prove, you can follow the fully vaccinated entry requirements below:
Fully vaccinated and born in 2006 or earlier
- You can enter Finland with a negative PCR taken 48 hours before arrival and proof of vaccination / vaccination + recovery
Not fully vaccinated and born in 2006 or earlier
- You can not enter Finland unless you have a compelling reason
All born in 2007 or later
- You can travel into Finland as long as you travel with a fully vaccinated adult
Please note that public health tests are not accepted in Finland, so you must use a private provider, not the NHS / gov.uk test.
Denmark is still open to all visitors to the UK. This means that LEGO’s original home, the statue of the little mermaid and the iconic Copenhagen are ready and waiting for everyone. However, those who are not fully vaccinated have extra steps to take.
Everyone aged 15 and over must take an antigen test less than 48 hours before arrival or a PCR up to 72 hours before arrival, then …
… if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from a coronavirus infection that you can prove …
– you can then travel freely around Denmark
… but if you are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from a coronavirus infection …
-You must isolate yourself in Denmark for at least six days
-If you test negative after the sixth day, you can travel freely around Denmark, but otherwise you must stay isolated for up to 10 days
-if you are 15, 16 or 17 years old, you can skip self-isolation if you are traveling with an adult who has been fully vaccinated or recovered from a coronavirus infection
There is specific extra steps you must take if you are going to travel to Greenland or the Faroe Islands.
Norway requires that all arrivals take a test after entry (within 24 hours). After the result of that test, you must either isolate yourself or you can travel around Norway freely. You also need to fill out an online localization form. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may need to isolate yourself for between three and ten days. Please note that the Norwegian authorities check self-isolation places as soon as you arrive and if they consider the place unacceptable, you will be placed in state-managed quarantine.
So wherever you are going in Scandinavia, be sure to get proof of your vaccination (NHS Covid QR codes / vaccination certificates and be sure to check out some of MyLondon’s recommended destinations, including:
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