Information regarding COVID-19 and travel requirements when entering Sweden / Germany


Obligation to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test

As of 06/02/2021, all EU citizens traveling to Sweden will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Please note that the negative test must not be older than 48 hours at the time of entry into Sweden. Please consider accordingly the travel duration of the booked crossing and the arrival time at the port of destination.
The test must be performed by an authorized laboratory. PCR, LAMP and antigen tests are accepted.  

The following information must appear on the certificate in order for it to be valid:

  • Name of the person who has been tested
  • When the test was performed
  • Whether the test performed is an antigen, PCR or LAMP test
  • The test result
  • Issuer of the certificate

The information must be clearly stated in Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.

The test is already required for check-in.


You do not need to provide proof in the following cases:

  • if you are under 18 years old
  • if you are a Swedish citizen - a valid passport is mandatory,
  • if you are a resident in Sweden - certified with copy from the population register.

If you live in Sweden, a quarantine of 7 days is recommended. The quarantine can be terminated at the earliest after 5 days by a negative COVID-19 test result.

More information is available at:



Obligation to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test


According to the Robert Koch Institute, Sweden is designated as a high risk area from 07 March 2021 on. This means that anyone who has been in Sweden the last 10 days before entering Germany is obliged to have a proof (medical certificate or test result in German, English or French) that they are not infected with COVID-19.

On request it must be submitted to the authority or the authority commissioned by it. This test may have been carried out at least 48 hours before entry. Proof must be presented at check-in. Entry registration and quarantine regulation are still valid.

Not valid for transit-travelers, infants under 6, essential travelers transporting goods with a stay of less than 72 hours.

Healthcare providers for travel certificates in Sweden:
Gothenburg: https://idr-medical.se/en/boka-tid/goteborg/
Trelleborg: https://innovacc.se/

Travelers are obliged to contact the appropriate authority before entering the country and indicate the existence of the quarantine obligation. This has been done since 8 November through the new Digital Registration of Entry at: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/. It replaces the previous passenger locater form on paper. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to 25,000 Euro.

If you have been in a risk area in the 10 days prior to your entry, you are required to enter a 10-day self-quarantine immediately after your entry. The self-quarantine can be terminated at the earliest after 5 days by a negative COVID-19 test result.