Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

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

Last updated: 10th May 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).


Summary:

Can I travel to Sweden at the moment?
  • Yes, if you are from an EU/EEA country or from Switzerland and there is no restriction prohibiting travel in your country.
  • No, if you are from the UK or another country outside the EU/EEA.
Can I travel to Finland at the moment?
  • Yes, if you are from the Vatican, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, South Korea or Rwanda and there is no restriction prohibiting travel to Finland in your country.
  • No, if you are not from one of the countries listed above.
Can I travel to Norway at the moment?
  • No, Norway is currently closed to all international travellers.


In Detail:

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:

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

UK National Measures:

England:

From 17th May, international leisure travel is once again permitted, with a “traffic light” system of Green, Amber and Red countries. See government information for the current list and further information. We understand that this list is due to be revised every 3 weeks.

Currently, as with almost all other countries in Europe, Sweden, Norway and Finland are “Amber”. Travellers entering England from amber countries 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.
  • Quarantine for 10 days on arrival and take additional tests on Day 2 and Day 8 during this period. You may be able to reduce your period of quarantine using the Test to Release scheme.

For more details, see:

Wales:

Scotland:

Northern Ireland:

Entering Sweden, Finland or Norway

Entry into Sweden:

Sweden is accepting leisure travellers from:

  • All EU and EEA countries.
  • Switzerland.

All foreign nationals (aged 18 or over) 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 May 2021.

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 on entry for UK travellers, please see www.swedenabroad.se.

Arranging a COVID test in Sweden:

If you want to arrange a COVID test when in Sweden (for example before you return home), you may find these suggestions useful. Note that other options may of course be available:

Different test centres have different costs, so you may wish to compare prices, and please make sure also that you check that the type of test you are taking is suitable for your purposes and that you also know how long you will need to wait for the results so that you can plan your travel accordingly.

Entry into Finland:

Finland is not accepting leisure travellers from any EU/EEA countries or the UK at the moment. These restrictions are currently in place until 25th May 2021.

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

For details, see information from Visit Finland.

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

Entry into Norway:

Norway’s borders are currently closed to all international leisure travellers.

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.

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

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