Swedish Customs’ response to the coronavirus
We are following the development of the coronavirus very carefully. This entails, for example, being in close contact with other public authorities that are also affected by and work with the coronavirus. We are complying with and acting on the recommendations and facts issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
We are well prepared
Our readiness for any changes in the coronavirus situation is very high. We are maintaining regular contact with our employees all around the world.
Goods, parcels and foodstuffs
The coronavirus is transmitted via respiratory droplets (produced when coughing, etc.) and spreads via human contact. Knowledge from previous, similar outbreaks shows that this type of virus is spread by human carriers and not via, for example, parcels and other postal deliveries. Swedish Customs does not examine consignments with the purpose of detecting infection. At present, there is nothing that indicates the virus can be spread via foodstuffs and drinking water.
(Sources: Folkhälsomyndigheten.se and Livsmedelsverket.se)
Questions and answers about the coronavirus
The Public Health Agency of Sweden is continually updating its news and, for the time being, is the most important source of information.
Visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic
For official information on the new coronavirus when visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic, go to Emergency information from Swedish authorities, krisinformation.se.
Visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic – krisinformation.se
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