Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

Latest Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway. Photo: Niki Bates, Nature Travels.

Last updated: 1st March 2021.

NB: While we make every effort to ensure that information given below is current and regularly updated, Nature Travels accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided here. It is the responsibility of the person(s) travelling to check the latest regulations both in the country you are travelling from (and other countries you may be travelling through en route) and in your destination country to ensure it is possible for you to travel and that you are not travelling against official advice (which may invalidate your travel insurance and could create other difficulties).


Travelling from your home country:

For travellers not from the UK

For our many guests who travel with us to Sweden, Norway and Finland from outside the UK, please check travel information from the relevant authorities in your country.

See below for information on Entering Sweden, Finland and Norway.

For travellers from the UK

From 18th January 2021, all “travel corridors” are temporarily suspended. All travellers entering the UK from any destination (including UK travellers returning from trips abroad) must:

  • Show a negative COVID test taken less than 72 hours before travel. You must therefore plan your trip accordingly to arrange testing before your journey back to the UK.
  • Quarantine for 10 days on arrival (applies to travellers entering England – please see gov.uk travel corridor page below for links to relevant information for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and take additional tests during this period. It may be possible to reduce this quarantine period to 5 days using the government Test To Release scheme.

For more details, see:

See below for information on Entering Sweden, Finland and Norway.

UK National and Local Lockdown Measures


Entering Sweden, Finland or Norway

Entry into Sweden:

Sweden is accepting leisure travellers from:

  • All EU and EEA countries (except Denmark and Norway).
  • Switzerland.

From 6th February, all foreign nationals entering Sweden from any destination must show a negative COVID test on arrival, taken no more than 48 hours before arrival.

Sweden is not yet open for travellers from outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area. There is currently a ban in place for travellers from outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area until 31st March 2021 (extended from previous deadline 22nd December 2020).

For UK travellers: Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020, the ban on entry from outside the EU/EEA also includes the UK (unless an exemption for the UK is introduced).

For details, see information from Visit Sweden.

For additional information, see also www.government.se and www.krisinformation.se.

For information on the ban for the UK in place from 1st January 2021 following Britain’s exit from the EU, please see www.swedenabroad.se.

Entry into Finland:

Finland is not accepting leisure travellers from any EU/EEA countries or the UK at the moment.

Entry into Finland from the following countries outside the EU is possible without quarantine on arrival: Vatican, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and South Korea.

For details, see information from Visit Finland.

For additional information, see also see valtioneuvosto.fi and www.stm.fi.

Entry into Norway:

As of 29th January 2021, Norway’s borders are currently closed to all international travellers. This is currently in place until 15th April 2021.

Previously, Norway has required all travellers entering the country to show a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours of travel on entry and to quarantine for 10 days on arrival. For most travellers, this must be at a designated quarantine hotel. Travellers to Svalbard must quarantine on the Norwegian mainland before onward travel to Svalbard.

For details, see information from Visit Norway and Visit Svalbard.

For additional information, see also www.regjeringen.no.


Entry into/transit through Denmark:

We do not offer experiences in Denmark, but travel to some of our experiences may require transit through Denmark.

For details, please see information from Visit Denmark and coronarsmitte.sk

For travellers from the UK, see latest FCDO guidance for Denmark.

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