Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for incoming students
If you are a newly admitted degree student or if you have been nominated for exchange studies at Lund University, you might have some questions about how the coronavirus pandemic may affect you and your future studies. Although general coronavirus restrictions have been removed in Sweden, there may still be recommendations or other key points that are important for you to be aware of.
The Covid 19-situation in Sweden
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate its impact. The high vaccination rate combined with the fact that the omicron variant results in fewer cases of serious illness compared to other variants, has reduced the burden on society. In light of this, the Government and the Swedish Public Health Agency decided that measures in response to Covid-19 were to be phased out as of 9 February 2022. The situation remains unchanged as of the last update of this page. Please visit the link below to learn more about the Swedish Government's work in response to the pandemic.
Lund University without coronavirus restrictions
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, Lund University has carefully followed the decisions and recommendations from the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. As of 9 February 2022, the majority of the Covid-19 restrictions decided by the Government and the Swedish Public Health Agency were removed. On the basis of this, the University implemented an adaptation toward activities without Covid-19 restrictions which was completed on 21 March 2022. On 24 March, the University decided that the University’s Decision in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will cease to apply as of 1 April 2022. This means that all remaining rules, regulations and recommendations concerning the management of the Covid-19 pandemic at the University will no longer apply after this date.
Travelling to Sweden
During the pandemic, there has been an entry ban in place for travellers entering Sweden from a foreign country (with some exemptions). However, as of 31 March 2022, the entry ban no longer applies and there will be no corona-specific entry restrictions in effect, regardless of citizenship. Please note, however, that the regular rules for travelling to Sweden still apply and that everyone entering Sweden should follow the recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
If you are travelling to Sweden via Denmark, please make sure to also check the entry restrictions and testing requirements announced by the Danish government before entering Denmark. There may be different rules for specific countries, so make sure to check the restrictions that apply to you, depending on where you are travelling from.
Current recommendations at the national level
The Swedish Public Health Agency recommends everyone who is 12 years of age or older to get vaccinated. There is also a recommendation for everyone aged 18 years and above to get a booster dose. You are currently able to get vaccinated for free in Sweden. However, we do recommend all students to get vaccinated before coming to Sweden. Please read more about the vaccination opportunities in Sweden below.
It is important to stay home and avoid close contact with others if you are ill and have symptoms that indicate that you may have been infected with the coronavirus. This also applies if you have taken a self-test that is negative.