Sweden will allow travelers from the U.S. next week, according to the nation’s government.
Sweden’s Ministry of Justice said in an online update on Thursday that it will exempt people who live in the U.S. from its ban on non- essential travel beginning June 30.
In addition to the United States, visitors from Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macao, North Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan will also be exempt from the non-essential travel ban.
Travelers will have to provide a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, regardless of vaccination status, the ministry said.
Sweden has banned non-essential travel from countries outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) since March 2020. Since February, the nation has required a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set the risk level of COVID-19 in Sweden to its highest level, which is “very high.”
The CDC says Americans should avoid travel to the Scandinavian country, and those that must travel should be fully vaccinated before going.
Earlier this month, the European Union opened up travel for visitors from the U.S., but gave deference to member states for implementation.
Spain began allowing vaccinated Americans to travel to the country on June 7, while Greece opened up travel to all tourists on June 15.