Swedish authorities have announced that fully vaccinated Armenians will soon be able to travel to Sweden without being subject to entry bans or additional travel rules such as testing requirements.
“Today the government adopted amendments to the temporary ban on entry to Sweden. The amendments primarily mean that additional people who can present a vaccine certificate issued in Armenia are exempt from entry bans and testing requirements,” the Swedish Ministry of Justice said in a statement.
The decision to remove entry bans and testing requirements for fully vaccinated Armenians was announced today, November 11, and will go into effect on Monday, November 15, TheSchengen.com reports.
In line with the newly updated list of countries exempted from the entry ban, travelers from Armenia will be able to bypass the test requirements upon arrival in Sweden. However, they must provide valid proof of vaccination in order to be able to do so.
Armenia has recently been associated with the European Union’s COVID-19 digital certificate system, which means that vaccination certificates issued in the country are recognized under the same conditions as those issued by member states. However, travelers from Armenia need to prove that they have been immunized against the virus with one of the vaccines recognized by Sweden for travel.
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Return certificates are also present in Sweden as long as the document proves that no more than six months have passed since the holder last received a positive test.
Except for Armenia newly added to Sweden’s list of exempt countries, travelers from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Korea can also South, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay Travel to Sweden provided that you meet the entry requirements.
On the other hand, arrivals from third countries not on the exemption list or whose COVID-19 permits have not been recognized by Swedish authorities are still subject to the entry ban.
The entry ban currently imposed by Sweden against third countries has been announced until the end of October. However, due to COVID-19, arrivals from countries not part of the exemption list will be denied entry to Sweden until January 31, 2022.
Earlier, the Swedish authorities announced that the country had decided to extend its internal border controls. Border controls will remain in place for another six months until May 11, 2022, due to public security and public policy concerns.
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