COVID-19 Travel Advice Sweden

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.

All of Sweden is no longer considered as risk area.

  • 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

    If you are fully vaccinated and have a proof of this, you can enter Sweden without further restrictions. Otherwise, it is necessary to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Sweden as a non-Swedish citizen. This test cannot be older than 72 hours by the time of arrival in Sweden. This applies to passengers from countries within the European Economic Area. 

    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 72 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 who are fully vaccinated
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 disease
    • 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?

    All of Sweden is no longer considered as risk area.

    The return journey from Sweden is possible without any problems. Nevertheless, please note that proof of complete vaccination, recovery or a negative rapid test or PCR test must be available upon entry.

  • Which exceptions apply?

    Children under 12 years are exempt of the test obligation.

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 testing opportunity is in Travemünde at the Atlantic Hotel.

    ATLANTIC Grand Hotel
    Kaiserallee 2
    23570 Lübeck-Travemünde

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 08:00 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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