Swedish health agency reinstates test recommendation for travelers outside of Nordics

Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell (pictured here in a file photo) says the testing recommendation was made after an increase in new COVID-19 cases linked to travel. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Those coming back to Sweden from a country outside of the Nordic region are recommended to get a PCR test for Covid-19 upon arrival.
  • The measure comes into force on Monday and will stay in place until the end of August.
  • The Public Health Agency says it is bringing back the recommendation after the number of new Covid-19 cases linked to travel abroad has increased.
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