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The Swedish Transport Administration and the coronavirus

The Swedish Transport Administration is monitoring developments in relation to the coronavirus. We thank you for following the recommendations of the Public Health Agency when travelling in Sweden.

Updated November 20th 2020

Advice for travellers on buses and trains or private cars  - in order to avoid crowding and more spreading of infection:

  • Pay attention to regional guidelines and restrictions and their effect on travelling
  • Only travel if it is necessary and avoid travelling during rush hours
  • Use your bike or walk when convenient
  • Try to find another substitute for public transport than your own car. More cars on the roads may cause traffic disruption.

Protect yourself and others. Stay home if you are feeling ill and wash your hands carefully. Keep your distance to others on public transport, and avoid unnecessary travelling. We also ask you to cancel your driver’s license test if you are ill or have symptoms. Please prevent rumours and stay updated by following the official channels from relevant authorities.

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The Swedish Transport Administration is monitoring developments in relation to the coronavirus and adjusting its response according to recommendations from the Public Health Agency and other relevant authorities and we apply the precautionary principle.

The Swedish Transport Administration’s national crisis coordination team has been activated to ensure a collective focus in terms of our priorities and any action we plan to take. This will allow us to continually monitor the course of events with regard to the coronavirus, and adapt our response accordingly based on the very latest situation.

From 13 June, those without symptoms can travel in Sweden. It is important for everyone to maintain distance from other people, both while travelling and at the destination. Before your journey, check with the municipality (”kommunen”) you intend to visit if there are any local restrictions.

Avoid travelling on public transport. If you become ill, you need to be able to make your way home without putting others at risk of infection. Remember to maintain distance from others and avoid places where many people gather.

Public transport is in operation, but frequency and capacity may be limited.

The Swedish Transport Administration currently receives many questions regarding the consequences of the outbreak of the coronavirus and force majeure. A general position in this matter is not possible, but each situation must be considered separately while taking the specific circumstances and conditions into account. To the extent that you consider that coronavirus affects your agreement(s) with the Swedish Transport Administration, it is important that you handle these matters in accordance with each separate agreement. The contact persons and ways to communicate agreed upon in each separate contract should thus be applied also in matters regarding the coronavirus.

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Under the circumstances, we are only accepting visits from external parties to the Swedish Transport Administration’s premises if they these visits are business-critical. If you have any questions about a scheduled visit, please get in touch with your contact at the Swedish Transport Administration.

We are limiting the number of driving tests and theory tests due to the corona situation.

Temporarily we have extended the period of validity of category B approved theory tests, or approved driving tests, to six months.

  • Cancel your booking if you are ill or if you have symptoms of illness.
  • Do not travel if you have symptoms of illness. Stay at home if you are ill.

Our measures and more information on this page.

Are you having your photo taken for your driving licence?

We kindly ask those of you who are going to take a photo for your driver’s licence renewal, to postpone your visit if you are ill or if you have any flu like symptoms.

If you are not able to have your photo taken with us, read more about the photo of the driving licence on the Swedish Transport Agency website.

Extended validity period of driving licences

Due to the coronavirus the European Commission has decided to extend the validity of all EU driving licenses for seven months, from 1 February to 31 August 2020. 

Please observe that this extension does not apply for your licence used as an identification document, which means that you must bring a valid identification when you come for your driver’s licence renewal photo's. 

More information on the Swedish Transport Agency website