Sweden to lift domestic travel restrictions in mid-June
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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