FAQ for managers concerning the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease covid-19

Updated at 09:05 on 15 July.

  • The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has advised against traveling from Sweden to other countries. There is however a disclaimer for non-essential travel to:
    • Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain from 30 June. This also includes San Marino, Monaco and the Vatican City.
    • Andorra, Poland and Germany after 15 July. However, the ban for Switzerland has been reintroduced until 29 July.
    For other countries within the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area and the United Kingdom, the ban for non-essential travel is extended until 29 July 2020.
    For travel to countries outside the EU, EEA and the Schengen area, the ban for non-essential travel is extended until 31 August.
    The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes ongoing changes to its recommendations. To get the latest information please check the information about the country you plan to travel to on the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' page for travel bans.

  • On 29 May, the Swedish Government informed that university colleges and universities can now prepare to return to more campus teaching. However, the higher education institutions have a responsibility to adapt the teaching in order to limit spread of infection. Students also have a great personal responsibility. To manage their studies but also to stay at home when showing the slightest symptoms of infection, keeping the distance, and washing your hands often. The Swedish government’s decision applies until further notice. However, if the situation changes the government will take measures. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that we will have to return to web-based teaching as the main principle if required.

  • As from 13 June, people without symptoms are free to travel within Sweden. In order for the eased recommendations to work, it is of vital importance that everyone follows the guidelines on physical distance very carefully. This is more important now than ever, according to the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Furthermore, the Swedish government stresses the fact that the danger is not over and that Sweden is still in a serious situation.

General advice in short

  • Follow the recommendations from the authorities and keep up to date.
    - Stay at home if you show the slightest symptoms of a cold or a respiratory infection, and at least two days thereafter without symptoms (the central government will pay sickness benefit for the first day of sickness). Stay at home for at least seven days in case of loss of taste and smell.
    - Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water.
    - Remember to keep a physical distance to other people.

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