Travel information related to the coronavirus

Beginning June 30, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will lift its advisory against non-essential travel to Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

For other countries in the EU, EES and Schengen area, the Ministry’s advisory against travel will be in effect until July 15. For countries outside the EU and Schengen area, the advisory against travel will be extended to August 31.

You will find information here about current air traffic from Åre Östersund Airport.

Information about departure and arrival times can be found on the Arrivals and Departures pages. 

At our airports, we follow the European Aviation Safety Agency’s guidelines, which were developed to reduce the spread of infection in conjunction with the Covid-19 pandemic. You may therefore see that we have different recommendations at the airport than those in effect in Sweden otherwise. You can learn about the infection control measures we have introduced at the airport here.

Help us to reduce the spread of infection. To avoid crowding, we recommend that you see off or greet passengers outside the terminal. When you are in the terminal, we want you to wear a face mask. Keep a social distance and take care of each other.

For information about your flight, contact your airline 

For information concerning travel restrictions, visit the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ website or use the Ministry’s Resklar app (in Swedish).


Regulations in different countries

On the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ website Sweden Abroad or in the Ministry’s Resklar app, you will find updated information (in Swedish) about what is in effect in different countries. 


Temporary ban on travel to other EU countries via Sweden

The Swedish Government has decided to temporarily ban travel to other EU countries via Sweden in order to mitigate the effects of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus and reduce the spread of the disease. Read more on the Swedish Government’s website.


Handling Covid-19 at the airport

Swedavia is monitoring developments regarding the new coronavirus and is working in close collaboration with the authorities in charge.

The safety and security of passengers, employees and partners always have top priority at Swedavia’s airports. 
In consultation with the authorities in charge of infectious disease control, Swedavia has ensured that the procedures being carried out at the security control are done so in a safe manner. Swedavia is monitoring developments and is in continuous contact with infectious disease physicians and the Public Health Agency of Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has overall national responsibility for protecting the population against infectious diseases. The regions, formerly the county councils, have regional responsibility for infectious disease control.

Swedavia is in continuous contact with the authorities in charge and is taking the measures that are considered necessary. We are following developments day by day at our airports and have established procedures for working together and managing cases of illness.

We also refer people to the Public Health Agency’s website, where the Questions & Answers page is updated on a continuous basis: The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s Questions & Answers 


Face masks

Airlines require passengers to wear face masks on board the aircraft, and at our airports we also want everyone in the terminal to wear face masks.

Have a face mask with you throughout your journey. 

When you use a face mask, remember to:

  • Wash your hands before you put on your face mask
  • Do not touch the mask while you are using it.
  • Change your mask after a maximum of four hours or if it becomes moist.
  • Remove your mask by using the straps. Do not touch the mask itself.
  • Wash your hands again.

Your trip

If you have any questions about an upcoming trip or questions about rebooking or cancelling, you should contact your airline or tour operator – you will find a list of airlines here

Hallå Konsument has information about your rights as a consumer regarding cancelling trips in conjunction with the coronavirus. 


Information about cancelled flights

What to do when your airline has cancelled your flight and you cannot return home?

If you have any questions about an upcoming trip or questions about rebooking or cancelling, you should contact your airline or tour. You can also visit the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ website or use the Ministry’s Resklar app (in Swedish) 

Hallå Konsument has information about your rights as a consumer regarding cancelling trips in conjunction with the coronavirus. 


Are shops and restaurants open?

Opening hours may vary and are adjusted to flight departures. Please look at the website for updated information: shopping, food & beverages and service.


Public transport and taxis

Is public transport still operating?

Public transport are still in service. Please visit the bus companies websites for updated timetables.

Are taxis still available?

Taxis and other services are still available.


I am not or someone in my family is not a Swedish citizen and I/they have planned to travel to Sweden in the near future. What applies to us?

You will find information on the Swedish Government’s website about travelling to Sweden.

Please contact your airline for accurate information specifically about travel. Many airlines have set up special numbers for questions about travel in the near future that you will find on their website.