At the same time, ministers and the head of the Public Health Agency also presented new proposals for local restrictions, that could include measures like temporarily telling people in certain areas not to use public transportation or visit indoor businesses like restaurants, gyms or shopping centers. They will now be sent out for referral.
Many in the sports world and arts community had hoped for a change but the government said the continued spread of the coronavirus in both Sweden and abroad means the rule must stay in place for the time being.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Inuit region of Arctic Quebec to start double testing travellers for COVID-19, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finnair to end flights to five regional airports, including to Kemi, Lapland, Yle News
Denmark: Faroe Islands updates COVID-19 guidelines for travellers, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Greenland approves revised COVID-19 strategy, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland to continue double screening for COVID-19 until December 1, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norwegians with Swedish property threaten legal action over travel restrictions, Radio Sweden
Sweden: Finland, UK to remove travel restrictions on Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: To stop coronavirus, Arctic communities took matters into their own hands. Can it last?, Blog by Mia Bennett