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.
Up until the end of 31 May, Swedish Customs and the Swedish Coast Guard will be helping the Swedish Police Authority to check people’s right to enter Sweden. This will include checking whether foreign citizens can present a COVID-19 negative test result.
For information about entry provisions and the rules that apply, read more at polisen.se.
We are operating as usual
Swedish Customs’ staffing is good and we are carrying out our assigned operations. We have set up a special working group for handling COVID-19 and can rapidly adapt if the situation changes. 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.
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.
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.
If you are involved with exporting or importing, we recommend reading the coronavirus-related information we have compiled 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.
What is updated: New information regarding Swedish Customs helping the Swedish Police Authority.