Swedish Customs’ response to the coronavirus

We are following the development of the coronavirus very carefully. This entails, for example, being in close contact with other public authorities that are also affected by and work with the coronavirus. We are complying with and acting on the recommendations and facts issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Do you have questions about the temporary entry ban and the requirement of a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry to Sweden?

The Swedish Police Authority is in charge of checking people who wish to enter the country.

For information about entry provisions and the rules that apply, read more at polisen.se.

We are operating as usual

Swedish Customs is carrying out our assigned operations. We are meticulously following developments and collaborating with other authorities in Sweden, the EU and the rest of the world.

Visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic

For official information on the new coronavirus when visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic, go to Emergency information from Swedish authorities, krisinformation.se.

Visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic – krisinformation.se

No closed borders for goods transport

In the Swedish government’s decision on an entry ban for people outside the EU, there is an express exception for people transporting goods. Thus, essential deliveries of, for example, foods and medicines should not be affected by the entry ban.

Goods, parcels and foodstuffs

The coronavirus is transmitted via respiratory droplets (produced when coughing, etc.) and spreads via human contact. Knowledge from previous, similar outbreaks shows that this type of virus is spread by human carriers and not via, for example, parcels and other postal deliveries. Swedish Customs does not examine consignments with the purpose of detecting infection.

At present, there is nothing that indicates the virus can be spread via foodstuffs and drinking water.

(Sources: folkhälsomyndigheten.se and livsmedelsverket.se)

If you have questions about letter and parcel deliveries

If you have questions about letter and parcel deliveries, you should contact your carrier, e.g. Postnord.

More information

If you are involved with exporting or importing, we recommend reading the coronavirus-related information we have compiled for companies.

Read about how temporary, coronavirus measures can affect customs transactions for companies.

Questions and answers about the coronavirus

The Public Health Agency of Sweden is continually updating its news and, for the time being, is the most important source of information.

Go to questions and answers at folkhälsomyndigheten.se

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