Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark

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

Last updated: 19th October 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. The guidance for and status of travel to/from a particular destination is often complex and may change quickly. 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).

If you need to take a COVID test before travelling to or from your destination, you may find our blog article on COVID-19 testing for travel of help when making your plans. UK travellers are no longer required to take a pre-departure test before returning to the UK from our destinations, only a test on or before Day 2 after return. From 24th October, for travellers in England this no longer needs to be a PCR test, only a cheaper and easier lateral flow test.

Summary:

For information on the EU “vaccine passport” system, please see this article from the European Commission website

Can I travel to Sweden at the moment?
  • Yes*, if you are from the UK, an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or a resident of one of the following exempted countries outside the EU/EEA: Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay.
    * provided there is no restriction prohibiting travel to Sweden in your country
  • UK travellers: Entry for vaccinated UK leisure travellers is now permitted. Children under 18 are exempt from all requirements for vaccination or testing. Sweden is on the UK Green list.
  • Sweden has now removed all domestic COVID restrictions.
Can I travel to Finland at the moment?
  • Yes*. Finland now accepts fully-vaccinated travellers from ALL countries with no requirements for quarantine or testing on arrival. If you are not fully vaccinated, some other requirements/restrictions may apply depending on the country you are travelling from. Finland is on the UK Green list.
    * provided there is no restriction prohibiting travel to Finland in your country
Can I travel to Norway at the moment?
  • Yes*, if you have an EU COVID certificate (showing that you are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID) or are from an exempted country.
    * provided there is no restriction prohibiting travel to Norway in your country
  • UK travellers: Norway accepts NHS COVID passes as an equivalent to the EU COVID certificate. Norway is on the UK Green list.
  • Norway has now removed all domestic COVID restrictions.

Can I travel to Denmark at the moment?

  • Yes*. Denmark is now open to fully vaccinated travellers from EU, Schengen and OECD countries (including the UK and USA). Denmark is on the UK Green list.
    * provided there is no restriction prohibiting travel to Denmark in your country
  • Denmark has now removed all domestic COVID restrictions.

In Detail:

Travelling from your home country

For travellers not from the UK:

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

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

For travellers from the UK:

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

UK National Measures:

England:

International leisure travel is permitted, with Green and Red countries. See government information for the current list and further information. This list is revised regularly.

Countries are categorised as Green or Red. Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark are all Green.

Fully vaccinated travellers entering England from Green countries no longer need to take a test before returning to the UK. The requirement to take a test on or before Day 2 after your return to the UK will remain in place for now. From 24th October, for travellers in England this no longer needs to be a PCR test, only a cheaper and easier lateral flow test.

For more details, see:

Wales:

Scotland:

Northern Ireland:

Entering Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark

Entry into Sweden:

A COVID certificate is required for foreign nationals to travel to Sweden, showing proof of vaccination, a negative test, or that the person has recovered from COVID.

Travellers from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) are exempt from this requirement.

Sweden is accepting leisure travellers from:

  • The UK (adults must be vaccinated). Children under 18 are exempt from all requirements for vaccination or testing.
  • All EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.
  • The following other countries outside the EU/EEA: Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay.

Sweden is not yet open for travellers from outside the EU/EEA area except for those countries listed above. This restriction is in place until 31st October 2021.

For UK travellers: Entry for vaccinated UK leisure travellers is permitted from 11th October 2021 (children under 18 are exempt from requirements for vaccination or testing). Sweden is on the UK Green list.

For details, see information from Visit Sweden. For additional information, see also www.government.se and www.krisinformation.se.

The most comprehensive and up-to-date (though not always easiest to interpret!) information for entry requirements to Sweden is given on the Swedish Police website.

Arranging a COVID test in Sweden:

If you need to arrange a COVID test when in Sweden, 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 now accepts fully vaccinated travellers from ALL countries without requirements for quarantine or testing.

In addition, entry is possible for unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated travellers from all EU and Schengen countries who have recovered from COVID in the last six months.

Entry may also be possible for EU/Schengen travellers without vaccination/previous infection based on other criteria:

  • You arrive from a low-risk country.
  • You were born 2006 or later.
  • You have received one vaccination and take a test 72-120 hours after arrival.
  • You take a pre-arrival test + a another test 72-120 hours.

For details, see information from Visit Finland.

For additional information, see also see valtioneuvosto.fi (this is the clearest summary of the entry requirements and current status) and www.stm.fi.

Arranging a COVID test in Finland:

If you need to arrange a COVID test when in Finland, 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 Norway:

Entry to Norway without quarantine, testing or other restrictions is now permitted for travellers with an EU COVID certificate proving that:

  • They have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    or
  • Have had COVID-19 in the last six months.

Children under 18 travelling with COVID certificate holders are exempt from these requirements.

UK travellers: Norway accepts the NHS COVID pass as equivalent to the EU COVID certificate. Norway is on the UK Green list.

For details, see information from Visit Norway.

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

Arranging a COVID test in Norway:

If you need to arrange a COVID test when in Norway, 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 Denmark:

Denmark is now open to fully vaccinated travellers from EU, Schengen and OECD countries (including the UK and USA).

In addition, there is no restriction on entry to Sweden from Denmark.

For details, please see information from Visit Denmark.

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

Arranging a COVID test in Denmark:

If you need to arrange a COVID test when in Denmark, 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.

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