With the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) declaring that the COVID-19 situation has improved significantly within the European Union and European Economic Area countries, the Swedish authorities have announced the list of approved vaccines in the country in order to facilitate travel.
According to a Swedish police press release, it has been revealed that Sweden accepts proof of vaccination as long as the vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or if it is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) emergency uses list, SchengenVisaInfo reports. com.
Accordingly, this means that all of the following vaccinations are acceptable as valid evidence of immunity in Sweden:
Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty) AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Moderna (Spikevax) AstraZeneca-SK Bio (Vaxzevria) AstraZeneca-Serum Institute of India (Covishield) Sinopharm BIBP CoronaVac by Sinovac Life Sciences
“Only vaccines approved in accordance with (EU) Decree 726/2004, or that have been approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use,” the Swedish police said in a statement.
Since the Kofeshield vaccine was listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization back in February, Sweden is also part of the group of countries recognizing the vaccine.
With the exception of Sweden, at least 15 European countries have recognized the Kovishield vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India as proof of immunity against COVID-19.
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Although Sweden accepts quite a few vaccines, it has been noted that the latter only recognizes EU-issued COVID vaccination certificates issued by an EEA country, Switzerland, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, or Vatican City, or any other country that is placed on the Swedish exemption list, also known as epidemiologically safe countries.
Persons coming from any other country whose vaccination certificate has not been recognized are required to submit a negative test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.
“Negative test certificates can be issued by any country, but vaccine or recovery certificates can only be issued by Switzerland, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco or the Vatican. The authorities indicated that vaccine certificates with an approved vaccine can also be accepted if they were issued by The so-called excluded country.
In addition, vaccination certificates must be issued in one of the following languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Danish or French.
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The EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate has been created by the European Union Commission in order to facilitate travel within European countries and has these key features:
Free one-page document Issued in digital/paper format Issued in national and English languages Safe and secure widely recognized
For all people planning to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new tool developed by VisaGuide helps travelers check if the destination they plan to visit accepts the vaccine they have been vaccinated with.
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