Sweden to lift domestic travel restrictions in mid-June

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven holds a news conference on June 4, 2020 in the Government Offices in Stockholm, regarding Swedens domestic travel restrictions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Soren Andersson / TT News Agency / AFP / Getty Images)
People without Covid-19 symptoms will be allowed to travel within Sweden from June 13th, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced on Thursday afternoon, so long as they continue to follow guidelines on physical distancing.

Sweden’s County Administrative Boards have been tasked with monitoring the potential impact the change could have on the spread of coronavirus, and if the situation worsens again, fresh restrictions could be introduced.

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Lee Roden, Radio Sweden

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