In a recent Covid-19 travel update, Sweden has abolished the requirement of a negative RT-PCR test before entering the country. The big news was announced on Tuesday by the Swedish government.
A statement released by the government stated, “Travellers are no longer considered to pose a particular risk of affecting the spread of Omicron in Sweden.”
Last month, in December 2021, the country had imposed some strict travel restrictions due to the rise in Omicron cases. The Swedish government had asked all tourists entering the country to carry a negative Covid-19 test report (not older than 48 hours), regardless of their vaccination status. Not only this, Christmas and New Year parties were also restricted in the country because of the extensive spread of the virus.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson had called the pandemic situation “troubling” and stated that the rising numbers of positive cases in the country is increasing the burden on healthcare.
But with the new rule’s announcement may travellers can be relieved and continue with their travels as planned.