19 March 2020 – Non-essential travel to Sweden stopped except from the EEA and Switzerland

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Justice (https://www.government.se/government-of-sweden/ministry-of-justice/)

Overview: In response to the European Council’s and the European Commission’s call for travel restrictions, the Government decided on 17 March to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden from all countries except those in the EEA and Switzerland so as to mitigate the effects of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and reduce the spread of the disease
Full details here: https://www.government.se/press-releases/2020/03/temporary-ban-on-travel-to-sweden-due-to-covid-19/

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Evidence/Justification: Response to the European Council’s and the European Commission’s call for travel restrictions