The governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden have all loosened their coronavirus-related restrictions in recent weeks. For many people, travel to all three Scandinavian countries is now much easier than it was just a few weeks ago.
That’s great news for travelers keen on making the most of the ski season in Scandinavia, taking a northern lights safari or enjoying a winter city break in one of the Scandinavian capitals.
A word of warning though. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to record positive test results in all Scandinavian countries. You should bear this in mind if you are unvaccinated, have any ongoing health concerns or if you require a negative test result for any forward travel.
Denmark travel restrictions
From February 1, almost all Covid-19 restrictions within Denmark will be lifted. However, getting into Denmark still requires through a few hoops for the time being if you are not fully vaccinated.
People with valid documentation showing full vaccination with an EMA or WHO approved vaccine or a recent previous infection can freely enter Denmark no matter where in the world they are traveling from.
Advance testing requirements are in place for everyone else, with an isolation period required for unvaccinated travelers arriving from designated “high risk” countries. At the time of writing, this includes Australia, the UK and the US
Find all the latest information applicable to your situation at coronasmitte.dk.
Norway travel restrictions
Since January 26, travelers arriving in Norway no longer have to observe a mandatory period of quarantine, unless they test positive for Covid-19 upon arrival. The removal of the quarantine period essentially opens up Norway to tourism, as there is no other coronavirus-related travel ban in place.
However, all travelers—including Norwegian citizens and fully vaccinated people—must complete an online registration form on arrival. As of the evening of February 1, the requirement for all travelers to take a test upon arrival no longer applies.
However, adult travelers without a valid EU-compatible Covid-19 certificate must show proof of a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure to Norway.
Find all the latest information at fhi.no.
Sweden travel restrictions
On February 9, Sweden lifted all border restrictions on foreign nationals traveling to Sweden from EU/EEA countries.
Otherwise, the ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from outside the EU/EEA remains in place, although some countries are exempted from the ban. Most people exempted from the ban must still show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival.
Also on February 9, almost all of Sweden’s domestic measures were lifted, meaning travelers who can enter the country can dine out and attend events as normal.
Find all the latest information at krisinformation.se.
UPDATE Feb 1: Updated with Norway’s Covid-19 testing requirement changes.
UPDATE Feb 9: Updated with Sweden’s changes.