Sweden’s residents wishing to make non-essential journeys to international locations that aren’t a part of the European Union, European Economic Space, and the UK ought to cancel their plans till at the least Could 31, 2021, because the nation’s authorities has determined to increase its recommendation in opposition to pointless journey as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.
Concurrently, Swedish Ministry for Overseas Affairs has introduced its determination to elevate the recommendation in opposition to journey to Norway and the UK, SchengenVisaInfo.com studies.
“It is very important proceed to contemplate whether or not now’s the best time to journey fastidiously. Many international locations nonetheless have closed borders or far-reaching restrictions on entry and exit, quarantine provisions, and curfews,” the Minister for Overseas Affairs Ann Linde identified.
The identical ministry has urged its residents to not journey overseas until vital since March 14, 2020, which advises in opposition to journey has been prolonged a number of instances now, amid the continued Coronavirus outbreak.
The Ministry for Overseas Affairs considers that there’s nonetheless vital “uncertainty relating to prospects for worldwide journey,” including that it isn’t attainable to foresee when it will likely be attainable to journey freely and safely in different international locations, in gentle of the Coronavirus pandemic and its penalties.
The latest determination signifies that Swedes are now not suggested to keep away from pointless journey to Andorra, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Eire.
They’re additionally permitted to journey for non-essential causes to Latvia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, and the Vatican Metropolis.
Sweden is the 29th most affected nation by the unfold of the Coronavirus, with 813,191 instances of an infection reported for the reason that starting of the pandemic and 13,498 deaths.
Like many different European international locations, it tightened its preventive measures to cease the unfold of the virus.
Primarily based on Sweden’s Well being Ministry’s knowledge revealed on March 31, the nation reported 441 new COVID-19 infections within the final 24 hours, which is the best variety of new COVID-19 instances throughout this 12 months.
Such figures pushed the nation’s authorities to delay till at the least Could three the deliberate easing of a few of its restrictions, the nation’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven introduced.
Apart from, Sweden’s authorities emphasised that it additionally prolonged the final entry ban for all European Economic Space international locations till Could 31. It lifted totally different measures imposed for Denmark and Sweden. All individuals planning to enter Sweden should current a unfavorable results of the Coronavirus take a look at.