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Sweden Will Drop All Entry Restrictions for Non-EU Travelers

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Sweden Will Drop All Entry Restrictions

Sweden Will Drop All Entry Restrictions for Non-EU Travelers

Sweden has announced that it will drop all COVID-19-related travel protocols next month.

On April 1, Sweden will get rid of its entry ban on non-essential travel from outside the European Union. That means that Americans and other travelers from countries such as the UK and Australia can visit Sweden regardless of vaccination status.

The decision comes after Sweden declared the virus is no longer “a threat to public health and a danger to society” due to vaccinations and other measures.

“We have already lifted the entry ban within the EU. Now the government has decided not to extend the entry ban from third countries. This will make it much easier for everyone who has been prevented from coming to Sweden in recent years due to the pandemic,” Sweden’s minister for justice and home affairs, Morgan Johansson, said.

On February 9, Sweden dropped COVID-19 restrictions for travelers originating within the E.U. and some other European countries. It also lifted nearly all of its pandemic-related domestic social restrictions, including face mask mandates and a requirement to present vaccination certificates when entering indoor public establishments.

Sweden is currently averaging about 1,130 new infections each day, which is a big drop from January when the country topped more than 53,000 in a day. 74% of Swedes are  fully vaccinated and almost 50% of them already have received a booster shot.

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  1. Sweden is really sloppy. I know someone in Sweden who said that mask wearing was always rare and mocked.

    I don’t think the pandemic is over. People are celebrating too much. It’s the usual spring/summer lull but still many, many people are dying.

    • Practically speaking, in the real world, mask wearing had minimal impact. Most didn’t wear it properly and cloth based didn’t work. In the US, there was a small emphasis on keeping 6ft distance. In Sweden, there was a big emphasis on keeping an armlength distance. The virus of course didn’t care about the various guidelines. In the history if pandemics, this one was relatively mild and it mainly impacted the elderly. Fortunately we have great vaccines.


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