Sweden extends covid-19 entry restrictions for travelers from China
The Swedish government has decided to extend travel restrictions for the coronavirus for travelers from China until February 18, due to the fact that the spread of infection in the country is still high.
The decision has been announced through a joint statement by the Swedish Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Affairs.
According to the statement, travelers from China will have to present a negative covid-19 test result upon arrival in Sweden, regardless of their vaccination status.
“The test requirement applies to adults and children over the age of 12 who are third-country nationals. There are certain exceptions to the test requirement that, for example, do not apply to people who have a residence permit in Sweden, who are permanent residents within the EU and the EEA or who have urgent family reasons,” explains the statement, while adding that Swedish citizens returning from China are not covered by these restrictions.
Sweden introduced covid-19 restrictions on January 7, after the number of infected people increased in China.
According to the Public Health Agency, the proof of negative results for travelers from China must be presented to border officials.
The document must be either in Swedish or English and must contain information about the type of test, test results, time of sampling as well as the name and date of birth of the person tested as well as the name and contact details of the person tested. issuer of the certificate or the laboratory that performed the test.