Good news: Sweden to lift entry ban for travelers from Norway on April 1

Border with SwedenPhoto: Svinesundbrua / Vidar Ruud NTB

From April 1, travelers from Norway and Denmark can cross the border into Sweden again without having to document a valid reason for entry.

“This means, among other things, that Norwegians and Danes can travel to their holiday homes in Sweden and that families and friends across the border can meet each other, provided that they can present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test,” Sweden’s Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg said.

The test must be taken 48 hours before entry. The requirement has been continued until May 31 but does not apply to Swedes, persons resident in Sweden, children under 18, and transport personnel.

Norwegians must also be quarantined on their way home to Norway. From night to Monday, the entire entry quarantine must be spent in quarantine hotels. The measure applies until further notice.

The requirement for quarantine hotels does not apply to necessary trips abroad.

This winter, Sweden introduced an entry ban for almost all travelers from Denmark and Norway due to fears related to the mutated coronavirus variants.

Only selected border crossings between Norway and Sweden are open as a result of the corona pandemic.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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