Sweden: Amendment to exemptions from entry ban for Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru
The amendment concerns an exemption for residents of a certain specified non-EU country and is in line with the Council of the European Union’s latest recommendation to EU Member States.
The latest decision to extend the ban on entry into Sweden from countries outside the EU EEA means that the entry ban now applies until 31 January 2022.
There are several exemptions to the entry ban, one of which applies to residents of certain specified non EU countries. As a result of the last decision, residents of Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru are exempted from the entry ban solely on the basis that they reside there.
Other exemptions from the entry ban will also continue to apply to residents of Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru.
Foreign citizens who are exempted from the entry ban, such as residents of Argentina, Colombia, Namibia and Peru, are still required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry into Sweden.
The amendment will enter into force on 8 November 2021. ■