UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Sweden and do you have to quarantine?

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Sweden and do you have to quarantine?
File photo of a flight from Stockholm Arlanda to Greece. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT
There are many reasons not to travel overseas at the moment, but if you decide to, here's a look at the rules in EU/EEA countries for travel from Sweden.

There are two things to consider: what the Swedish authorities say and what the authorities in your planned destination country say.

Both are important for different reasons. Many countries in Europe have opened up to at least some tourism, but local restrictions apply. These differ from country to country and may change fast as the coronavirus situation develops. There are a few countries which as a rule do not allow tourism from Sweden, while others have requirements of quarantine or testing on arrival.

If you're travelling for other reasons, such as family reasons, a business trip, or transit to another country, check with the embassy what applies to your specific situation.

See the rules for entry for tourism purposes from Sweden on the map below.

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Meanwhile, the Swedish Foreign Ministry has its own set of recommendations about travel overseas.

Earlier in the pandemic, the ministry issued a blanket warning against non-essential travel outside Sweden, but as the situation has developed, this advice has been lifted for certain countries within the EU. This advice is based not on the coronavirus situation in each country, but rather on entry requirements for travellers from Sweden, so there's significant correlation with the map above.

The map below shows the countries where Sweden advises against non-essential travel (in red) and those where no such recommendation applies (in green). These foreign ministry warnings are not a ban, so you can still travel to 'red' countries, but it may have implications for things like travel insurance or the ability to access consular assistance if you travel against this advice.

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