Travelling to Sweden this Winter

Although travel requirements might seem confusing at the moment, for the vast majority of travellers they are actually relatively straightforward and it is just a question of completing each of the steps involved.

However, please do take the time to read and understand the entry requirements pages on the UK Government and Swedish Government websites before you travel.

We've summarised the requirements for travelling to and from Sweden as we understand them as of 3 November 2021. They assume you are travelling from the UK and have not visited any other countries 14 days prior to travel.

We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but we cannot account for all circumstances. Requirements are subject to change at any time and we do not take any responsibility for the information provided. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.

If you're travelling with children, please read the advice towards the bottom of the page as requirements differ to adults.

For more general information on travelling this winter, please see our Winter 2021/22 FAQs.

Before you go

Before you travel, you should:

  1. Be able to show a valid NHS COVID Pass
  2. Ensure that your travel insurance includes comprehensive winter sports and coronavirus cover

If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Sweden for all purposes, without the need to test or self-isolate.

On arrival

To enter Sweden, you will need to be able to show:

  1. A valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass
  2. Other travel documents

Travellers with a valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass will not be required to provide evidence of a negative test on arrival, complete an entry registration form, be tested at the border or quarantine after arrival.

Everyone entering Sweden from the UK is recommended to get a PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival. Those who have been vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival in Sweden are exempt from this recommendation.

Tip: We highly recommend taking both digital copies on your phone and printed copies of all your required travel documentation. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully.

While you're there

Once you're in Sweden, life is relatively normal with no restrictions in place. You're not required to wear a mask, show a negative test or provide vaccine status.

Resorts and hotels continue to ensure your safety and security based on their experience over summer and last winter. With few queues and plenty of space on the slopes, it's easy to keep your distance from other skiers if that's what you prefer.

Returning to the UK

If you are fully vaccinated or under 18, before you return to England, you must:

  1. Book and pay for a COVID-19 test - to be taken before the end of day 2 in England
  2. Complete a passenger locator form - to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

Rules differ for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Travelling with children

When accompanying fully vaccinated adults, children under 18 years are exempt from all travel restrictions, including testing.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about travelling to Sweden this winter.

How do I get my NHS COVID Pass

You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App. Full instructions can be found here.