Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

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

Last updated: 24th September 2020

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:

  • Information for British Nationals: Sweden, Norway and Finland are all “approved” destinations by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), that is, quarantine is not required on return and there is no advice against all but essential travel to these countries. For details, see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
  • Information for travellers from the UK – is your area in local lockdown? In most cases, local lockdown restrictions DO NOT prohibit travelling abroad for holidays. Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-restrictions-areas-with-an-outbreak-of-coronavirus-covid-19 under information for your local area > “Travel Restrictions” for details. NB: You must of course check guidance for your area independently to ensure that you comply with any relevant regulations.
  • Information for travellers from other countries: For our many guests who travel with us from outside the UK, please check travel information from the relevant authorities in your country.

Entry into Sweden:

Sweden is accepting leisure travellers without quarantine from all EU/EEA countries (including the UK).

Sweden is not yet open for travellers from outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area.

For details, see https://www.government.se/ and https://visitsweden.com/about-sweden/information-for-travellers-corona-virus/

Entry into Finland:

Finland has raised its limit for “safe” countries (entry to Finland permitted without quarantine) from 8 new infections per 100,000 to 25 new infections per 100,000. Entry from a number of new countries (including Sweden, Norway and Germany, but not the UK yet) is now allowed without quarantine.

Finland also accepts travellers without quarantine from some countries outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area.

From 23rd November 2020, entry from all other EU/Schengen countries (including the UK) will be allowed provided travellers take a COVID test within 72 hours of travelling then quarantine for 72 hours on arrival before taking a second test.

For details, see https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/frontpage and https://www.visitfinland.com/article/practical-travel-information-for-travelers-to-finland-during-coronavirus-pandemic/#acc40e6d

Entry into Norway:

Norway currently requires quarantine for 10 days on arrival from almost all EU/EEA countries, including the UK.

Norway is not yet open for travellers from outside the EU/EEA/Schengen area.

For details, see https://www.regjeringen.no/en/id4/ and https://www.visitnorway.com/plan-your-trip/coronavirus-and-travelling-to-norway/

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 https://www.visitdenmark.com/ and https://politi.dk/en/travel

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