COVID-19 Travel Advice

The safety of our customers has our fullest attention and is always our top priority.

COVID-19 Travel Advice for Sweden

The safety of our customers has our fullest attention and is always our top priority! On this page you will find all important and necessary information regarding your crossing to Sweden and the corona regulation within Sweden.

We have also implemented a hygiene concept on board to ensure a safe and comfortable crossing for our passengers. Here you can find our measures onboard.

In contrast to other EU countries, the Swedes follow a comparatively relaxed strategy in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Public life has not come to a standstill, making the overall social and economic situation more relaxed. The Swedish Government relied on the recommendations and personal responsibility from the start.

Sweden is now only classified as a risk area. Therefore, a negative test must be submitted within 48 hours after entry. Furthermore, a negative test result removes the quarantine requirement with immediate effect.

  • Who is generally permitted to enter Sweden?

    An entry for travellers from Germany and other EU countries, Switzerland and Lithuania is still permitted. Citizens from Non-EU countries are not allowed to enter Sweden until further notice. Exceptions are made for truck and bus drivers traveling in their profession.

    Sweden do not have a general curfew restriction that require people to remain indoors between specified hours.

  • Which are the entry requirements for entering Sweden?

    Detailed information about international travel restrictions is available on the website of Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD).

    • Direct entry from Germany to Sweden is permitted

    It is necessary to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Sweden as a non-Swedish citizen. This test cannot be older than 48 hours by the time of arrival in Sweden.

    It is important to take the test before entering the country, since there is no possibility to take the test on arrival in Sweden. Exceeding the 48 hours may lead to a rejection at the border.

  • Who is exempted from the test obligation?

    • Persons who are under 18 years of age
    • Residents of Sweden
    • Persons providing health and ambulance services
    • Persons with urgent family cases
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons
    • Persons who need surgery or other care in Sweden
    • Persons crossing the border in the course of reindeer husbandry activities
    • Personnel in the context of international police or customs cooperation or cooperation in rescue services and seaman/sailors
    • Truck and bus drivers, as well as the transport and logistic sector
  • Which COVID-19 tests are accepted for entering Sweden?

    Generally, methods of nucleic acid amplification technology (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and antigen tests are accepted. Rapid antigen tests are accepted if they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO. Antibody tests are not accepted. 

    The respective certificates are only accepted in English, Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish. For further information please visit the Swedish Polisen page

  • Are there any border controls?

    In the port of Trelleborg, in addition to passport controls, there may also be entry controls and health checks with temperature measurements. Persons with any kind of corona symptoms will be stopped at the border.

  • Which consequences will a positive test result have?

    Do not travel if you show any Coronavirus symptoms! In case of a positive COVID-19 test result before entering or returning to Sweden act according to the local recomendations of when you are no longer considered to be infectious. There is a risk that you will not be allowed to enter Sweden if you:

    • show any kind of Coronavirus symptoms
    • have had a positive test result
    • have been around someone who has been tested positive.

    In these cases, the Government may impose an entry ban to Sweden and other precautionary measures that limit the possibility to travel to Sweden.

    Furthermore, according to the Federal Government's decree, we as carriers are not allowed to transport persons without a negative Corona test result

    Contact your local health authority, which can grant further exceptions for individual cases and for specific reasons and thus grant permission for carriage

  • Do I have to wear a mouth-nose protection?

    Generally, there is not obligation to wear a face mask permanently.

    However a face mask is mandatory when using public transport weekdays from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. where no seat are offered.

  • Is it allowed to meet with other people?

    Private meetings with another household are possible. In total, no more than eight people may meet at one time. This also applies to meeting in public.

  • What are the current restrictions in public life?

    Due to the current development of the COVID-19 situation a temporary pandemic law applies until September 2021. As a result, certain activities that are not covered by other infection control legislation may be closed or restricted.

    • Symptom-free persons are generally allowed to move freely around the country
    • Public gatherings and events may have a maximum of eight participants
    • Distance regulations apply in public spaces like restaurants, bars, and pubs
    • The serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m.
    • Table service of food and drink is not allowed after 8:30 p.m. Takeaway may be offered after 8:30 pm
    • Facilities such as libraries, swimming pools, museums and amusement parks are closed or have restricted opening hours and access restrictions
    • Hotels, camping, and mountain cabins are open with restrictions

    In addition, the distance and hygiene rules continue to apply nationwide. Compliance with a minimum distance of 1.5 m that must be ensured at all time.

    For further information about the current coronavirus restrictions in Sweden please visit Restrictions and prohibitions -

  • Which requirements do I need to consider when returning to Germany?

    According to German classification, Sweden is currently considered to be a risk area.

    If you have stayed in a risk area within the last 10 days:

    • You are obliged to register your entry to Germany digitally and to go into a domestic quarantine immediately upon entry. You can submit the digital registration under the following link: 

    After registration you will receive a confirmation with a QR code or a registration number (Formular-ID). We kindly ask you to register urgently before the Check-In at the harbour. You cannot complete the check in without the confirmation. You must keep the document and carry it with you on entry to Germany. Authorities may request to see the document.

    • In addition, a COVID-19 test must be shown within 48 hours after entering Germany at the latest. A negative test result automatically ends the quarantine obligation.
  • Which exceptions apply?

    There are some special regulations regarding the quarantine obligation, such as the exemption for people who use Germany as a transit country or stay in the country for no longer than 72 hours to visit first- degree relatives.

    These exemptions vary within Germany. Please inform yourself about the regulations in your respective state at your responsible health authority.

    Generally fright drivers and bus drivers are exempt from quarantine regulations and testing requirements if they do not show any typical Covid-19 symptoms.

    The following groups of persons are exempt from the testing obligation when entering from a high-incidence area:

    • persons who have not yet reached the age of six years are exempt from mandatory testing
    • if a high incidence area was only used for transit, without an intermediate stay
    • if the Federal Republic of Germany is only being used for transit and is being left again immediately
    • if a stay of less than 72 hours due to occupational reasons involves the cross-border transport of persons, goods or merchandise by road, rail, ship, or air; in doing so, protection & hygiene concepts must be observed
    • if persons from official delegations have spent less than 72 hours in a high incidence area
    • if a competent authority grants further exemptions in justified individual cases and with a valid reason

    The following groups of persons are exempt from the registration obligation:

    • Persons who have only travelled through a risk area without an intermediate stay
    • Persons who enter the Federal Republic of Germany only for transit
    • Persons who enter the Federal Republic of Germany for professional reasons to transport persons, goods, or merchandise across borders by road, sail, sea, or air

    Exemptions for fully vaccinated and recovered persons:

    • The testing and quarantine obligation upon return from risk area does not apply to those who have recovered and been fully vaccinated. The proof of vaccination or of having survived the infection must be reported via Digital Registration on Entry.

     You may find more information on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health

Frequently asked questions

  • Where can I get tested?

    In the port of Trelleborg you have the possibility to get tested in the check-in area. You do not need to register before. It is a drop in test station.

    InnoVacc Trelleborgs Hamn at the check-in terminal.


    Opening hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 08:00 a.m. to  12:00 a.m.
    Friday: 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Saturday: 08:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Sunday: 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    You can find detailed information here.


    There is no test centre in the port of Travemünde so far. The nearest test centre is located at car parking of the LUV SHOPPING shopping centre in Lübeck-Dänischburg. It is possible to make an appointment online.


    Corona-Schnelltest LUV
    Dänischburger Landstr. 81
    23569 Lübeck


    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday: 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. 

    You can find detailed information here.


    There is no test centre in the port of Rostock so far. The nearest test centre is located in the shopping centre "Rostocker Hof" in Rostock city centre. It is possible to make an appointment online.


    Galerie Rostocker Hof
    1. Obergeschoss, Laden Nr. 32
    Kröpeliner Str. 26-28
    18055 Rostock


    Opening hours:
    Monday to friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

    You can find detailed information here.

  • What should I pay attention to when booking a new crossing?

    • Use our Flexibility add-on for full flexibility. If you book the FLEX option, you can change or cancel your crossing up to 24 hours before departure without any fees


    • For the necessary comfort we recommend booking a cabin, here you will find a suitable offer


    • Book comfortable and easy online
  • Who can I contact if I have any questions?

    • Contact our team preferably via our contact form


    • For bookings within the next 72 hours, please contact us by phone at 0180 66 66 600 (German landline 20 ct./call; German mobile phone max. 60 ct./call)


    • Requests are answered Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m. according to the date of submission.

TT-Line crossings

The ferries from TT-Line operate normally despite the coronavirus outbreak!

All our ferries sail according to our sailing timetables.

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