Sweden scraps all entry guidelines, becoming a member of restriction-free European international locations

Sweden has scrapped all journey restrictions, becoming a member of plenty of European international locations that are actually utterly open to worldwide vacationers.

Non-EU travellers now not want a vaccination or check certificates to enter the Scandinavian nation, after the foundations have been relaxed on Friday 1 April.

It comes virtually two months after restriction-free journey began for EU residents on 9 February, and means unvaccinated individuals from everywhere in the world are actually welcome to discover beautiful Sweden, simply in time for the Easter holidays.

“The Authorities has determined to not prolong the entry ban from third international locations,” the Minister for Justice and Dwelling Affairs, Morgan Johansson commented.

“This can make it a lot simpler for everybody who has been prevented from coming to Sweden in recent times because of the pandemic.”

As with international locations the world over, journey restrictions have been in place for the reason that begin of the pandemic in March 2020. At first, solely a short lived entry ban on travellers from non-EU international locations was launched.

Two years on, the Swedish authorities have determined that the virus now not poses such a critical well being risk. As of March 31, 87 per cent of the Swedish inhabitants aged 12 and over have been double-jabbed, and the federal government is now providing a fourth shot to over-65s.

Which different European international locations have dropped all journey restrictions?

Sweden joins plenty of different European international locations which have abolished all Covid journey restrictions in latest weeks.

Denmark dropped all restrictions in early March, dropping its closing requirement for unvaccinated arrivals to take a pre-travel check. The Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia are additionally now restriction-free for non-EU travellers.

And Latvia joined the rising checklist on Friday too – with an exception for these from ‘high-risk’ international locations, although there are none at the moment on this class.