Sweden has announced that it will lift most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions from September 29th.
This was reported in a government press release. According to the Swedish authorities, restrictions will be lifted for public places such as restaurants, theaters and stadiums.
Since most adults are vaccinated, Sweden began to loosen some restrictions during the pandemic’s lull in the summer. Mortality from COVID-19 in the country has remained low in recent weeks.
According to the government, vaccine passports, which are being introduced in cities in the USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, Israel and other countries, may be required in the future in the event of large gatherings of people. Exceptions will be made for children under 16 years of age and persons with a medical lead.
“With evidence of vaccination, any restrictions on gatherings and public events with 15,000 or more participants should be lifted,” the statement said.
“This means that the organizer should not limit the number of participants in the premises.”
Recommendations for work from home will be removed, and people will gradually return to their jobs.
“Those with symptoms should continue to stay at home and check themselves, and employers should make it easier for them to do their jobs at home.”
Earlier, the government announced that it would ban travelers from Israel, which has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 vaccinations in the world, from entering Sweden due to a sharp increase in the number of cases in the country.
Since September 6, Sweden has also banned the entry of citizens of the United States, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia.