February 7, Archived Alert Related to COVID-19 (Removal of Restrictions)

February 7

As of February 9, Sweden will remove nearly all COVID-19 restrictions.

DIS follows local health regulations and public health guidance. This means the following requirements remain, and the lack of other restrictions make these even more important for the DIS community:

  • Stay home when sick! Take a self-test and follow isolation rules if you test positive or continue to have symptoms. Consult the DIS COVID-19 flowchart for up-to-date guidance.
  • PCR tests are reserved for those who cannot work or study from home, so you may not be able to get a PCR test even if you are symptomatic. Stay home even if you receive a negative quick-test result but have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • The DIS surveillance testing program continues to require at least once monthly testing for all students.
  • Swedish border restrictions vary for entry from outside the country. Please be sure you understand these as well as any requirements for the countries you plan to visit.
  • The recommendation to be vaccinated and boosted when eligible is still emphasized. Vaccinated people are far less likely to be seriously ill due to COVID-19. Special recommendations for those who have not yet been vaccinated will remain in effect in Sweden. Contact the DIS Care Team if you would like to get vaccinated.

Please continue to do what you can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the DIS community by taking your personal responsibility seriously.

More information about the decision to remove COVID-19 restrictions can be found in The Local Sweden article.