Travel to Sweden in Covid-19 times
To ensure that you won’t have any problems entering Sweden, please contact your own local travel agencies. It is the directions and recommendations from your own country, as well as the Swedish governments directions and recommendations that decide travel possibilities. The local organizers of ATP1A3 can only follow regulations and recommendations.
The Swedish regulation is being adapted to the EU regulation and the entry ban is being extended until 31 August. The EU regulation enables travel within the EU without subsequent restrictions if the traveller has a certificate verifying that they have either:
- been vaccinated against COVID-19,
- tested negative for COVID-19, or
- recovered from COVID-19
Further details on the websites of:
- The Swedish Government: https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/06/entry-ban-on-travel-to-sweden-extended/
- The Swedish Policy Authority: https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden: https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/the-public-health-agency-of-sweden/communicable-disease-control/covid-19/if-you-are-planning-to-travel/recommendations-for-those-travelling/
The language of the conference is English.
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.
Climate and Clothing
It is autumn in Stockholm in September and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. Weather information and forecasts: www.yr.no.
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK). Approximate value, Euro 1=SEK 10, USD 1=SEK 8, GBP 1=SEK 12. Major credit cards like Visa and Master Card are accepted almost everywhere, also in small businesses. Some does even prefer card payment to cash. Regional buses are cash free, but accept Visa and Master Card with pin code. Local buses and metro in Stockholm are cash free, and you have to buy a ticket in advance. (See Travel page on the this site)
There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit www.oanda.com.
Business hours & shopping
Shops are open between 10.00 and 18.00 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays. Shops in the city center have extended opening hours, some even on Sundays between 12.00 and 16.00 hrs. Some major shops might be able to accept EUR, but in that case only bills, no coins. Exchange is returned in SEK.
In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. All hotel rooms are by default non-smoking.
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.
The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.
Insurance and other Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden (Covid-19 excluded).
Passport and Visas
Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.
phone: +46 18 67 15 33 or +46 18 67 10 03
Registration closes August 21 2021
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