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/
- Stockholm Arlanda International airport: https://www.swedavia.com/about-swedavia/travelling-and-covid-19/
Stockholm has 4 airports: Arlanda (ARN), Bromma (BMA), Skavsta (NYO) and Västerås (VST). The main airport is Arlanda with most international flights and best shuttle services; Bromma is closest to the city but has only a few international destinations (one is Brussels). Västerås and Skavsta are the two other international airports, both located about 100 km from Stockholm and mainly cater low-budget airlines. Travel time from Västerås and Skavsta is about 1,5 to 2 hours.
Shuttle bus from all airports
Flygbussarna Airport coaches runs from all airports to Stockholm city (Central station). Information about options, time tables and tickets can be found at www.flygbussarna.se/en
Travel options from Arlanda airport
The Arlanda Express high-speed train runs non stop between Stockholm and Arlanda in 20 minutes. If you are travelling from Arlanda to Stockholm, you can buy your ticket at the airport’s information desks or in the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the escalators/lifts leading down. You can also purchase your tickets online in advance.
For information and tickets, please visit www.arlandaexpress.com.
An alternative to Arlanda Express is to take the commuter train at Arlanda Central Station. The fee can be paid at the entrance to the station at the airport. The train leaves every 30 minutes and the travel takes 36 min.
Station Odenplan is closest to the conference venue. Exit Dalagatan/Vanadisvägen. From there it is about 15 min walk to the venue, and 13 min to Carolina Tower hotel.
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm city center run every ten minutes during most of the day. The route towards end stop Liljeholmen has a bus stop right outside of the conference venue, Karolinska Institutet.
Tickets for Flygbussarna can be purchased through automated machines in the terminals and at the bus stops, e-tickets via Flygbussarna airport coaches website, and on board the bus (only card payment accepted).
Taxis are available directly outside of all terminals at Arlanda airport. Always ask the driver for a fixed price beforehand. The price between the airport and Stockholm is approx. 600-700 SEK. We recommend the following companies: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, or Sverigetaxi.
Website for local travel is sl.se. Local name for metro / underground is “Tunnelbana”, and the letter T marks the stations.
Please note that all local travel is cash free, and that you can’t purchase tickets on-board any buses or trains. We strongly recommend you download the app called SL Reseplanerare in advance of your trip to Stockholm. Using the app, you check time tables and buy tickets for the metro and buses within Stockholm.
From the metro station T-Centralen, located just below Stockholm Central Station, you can take trains 17, 18, and 19 to St. Eriksplan. Change to bus no. 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet) 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), or take a 10-15 minute walk.
Bus lines 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 67 (towards Frösundavik), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet) and 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset) run between central Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. The bus stop closest to the conference venue using these three bus lines is called Karolinska Sjukhuset Eugeniavägen. Bus line 69 also runs between central Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. You can get on bus 69 by the Central Station and get off at bus stop Karolinska Institutet Västra. From there, you’ll take a 5 minute walk through campus to get to the conference venue.
Please note that you cannot purchase tickets on-board any buses or trains. We strongly recommend you download the app called SL Reseplanerare in advance of your trip to Stockholm. Using the app, you check time tables and buy tickets for the metro and buses within Stockholm.
phone: +46 18 67 15 33 or +46 18 67 10 03
Registration closes August 21 2021
Karolinska University Hospital