Sweden lifts all restrictions – for the vaccinated

Stefan LöfvenPhoto: Jonas Ekstromer / TT / NTB

As of Wednesday, Sweden will largely be reopened – at least for those who have been vaccinated. Tomorrow, step 4 of the Swedish reopening plan comes into force.

Step 4 means, among other things, that the limits for the number of people at ordinary gatherings and events are removed. That will enable crowded stands at football matches and packed concert halls.

Restrictions on the number of participants are also removed for private events. Thus, among other things, weddings and birthday parties can be held without restrictions. 

Cafes, restaurants, and other nightclubs will no longer be subject to restrictions on opening hours, the number of guests at each table, and the distance between the tables. They will also get to hold indoor concerts again.

Home office

It is no longer recommended to work from home, but in the same way as in Norway, the Swedish authorities recommend that those who have symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home and get tested.

However, this relief only applies to the vaccinated. Unvaccinated people should continue to avoid larger gatherings, as well as close contact with people in the risk group or over 70 years of age.

This does not apply to people under the age of 18 or people who, for medical reasons, cannot get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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