STOCKHOLM – Travelers to Sweden will no longer have to show a negative covid-19 test before entering the country, the government said on Tuesday.
Sweden introduced rules for a recent negative covid test on 28 December 2021, in an attempt to slow down the spread of the more contagious Omicron variant. Since then, Sweden has repeatedly set new daily fall records with Omicron, which is now the totally dominant variant.
“Travelers are no longer considered to pose a particular risk of affecting the spread of Omicron in Sweden,” the government said in a statement.
Sweden has registered more than 20,000 new daily cases in recent days, about twice as much as previous records from previous waves. The number of cases has burdened healthcare but not to the same extent as before the vaccine was launched.
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