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Information regarding Covid-19

In Sweden, most of the restrictions related to Covid-19 are now lifted making it possible to go back living more as usual. It continues to be important to show consideration and avoid exposing ourselves and others for the risk of being infected. We all still have a personal responsibility to avoid spreading the Corona virus.

So we continue to be careful:

  • If you have not taken the vaccine, avoid crowds when possible and keep your distance to others.
  • Stay at home and avoid meeting others if you are experiencing symptoms.

Read more about how you can experience Åre in a safe manner.

Thank you for continuing to be considerate of others and yourself.


Traveling to Sweden

When traveling to Sweden you need to consider that a ban on entry to Sweden is in effect for non-essential travel from most countries outside the EU/EEA. Foreign nationals travelling to Sweden from these countries must be exempted from the travel ban and show evidence of a negative test of Covid-19, from within the past 72 hours. You find updated information about travel restrictions at Krisinformation.


Testing for covid-19 in Åre

In Sweden, only persons employed within the health care need to test themselves when experiencing symptoms of covid-19. If you, or someone close to you, are experiencing symptoms of covid-19 when in Åre, you need to stay at home, avoid contact with other people to avoid the risk of spreading the disease. 

You can if you want to buy a rapid antigene self-test at the local pharmacy or in a grocery shop supplying pharmacy items. Please note that you are not allowed to enter the pharmacy or shop if you have symtoms connected to covid-19. Ask someone who is symptom free to pick it up for you or call the pharmacy/shop for assistance.

Covid testing for Travel Health Certificate using antigene-testing: Contact Hälsocentralen Renen

Covid testing for Travel Health Certificate using PCR-testing: Contact Veronicare

Find out more about testing for covid-19 here >>

If you have questions about covid-19 that does not concern testing, you can call the National Health Care Advisory Service at 1177 for advice or help during your stay in Sweden. If you have a mobile phone with a foreign number, call +46 771-11 77 00.


Åre Health Care Center

Åre Health Care Center is usually open for drop-in every day of the week. The center offers orthopaedic and first response emergency medical care. Find opening hours and contact information here.

Persons with symptoms consistent with the coronavirus or symptoms of a cold cannot visit the Health Care Center without calling in advance at +46-647-166 00.


Important links for further reading

Krisinformation.se (Emergency Information from Swedish Authorities)

1177 Vårdguiden – information about the corona pandemic (National Health Care Advisory Service)

1177 Vårdguiden – general information for foreign citizens (National Health Care Advisory Service)

SkiStar (Ski Area Operator)

Åre Hälsocentral (in Swedish only)

Folkhälsomyndigheten (Sweden’s Public Health Agency)

Utrikesdepartementet (Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

Sweden Abroad (Sweden’s Embassies and Consulates)

Last updated 9 February 2022

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