PCR Tests for Travel Certificates & Health Certificates

Although the world has changed for many during the pandemic and travel has come to a standstill, there are times when you have to travel. If you need to travel out of the country, it is important to find out what requirements apply to each country you are traveling to. COVID-19 has in fact meant that many countries require a fresh and negative PCR test in order to be allowed to travel into the country. The guidelines are also often changed in different countries, so it becomes extra important to find out the latest recommendations and requirements in each country. If you cannot present a travel certificate and a new Corona test to a country that requires it, you can be denied entry to the country. In the same way, it is important to take part in the information about what is required when you return to Sweden.


Traveling abroad – Where to find information on what is required?

Given that regulations and rules change quickly and the flow of information can sometimes feel overwhelming, it can be good to have official sources with reliable information at hand. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has a lot of information and good advice on its web page. On the website Sweden Abroad You will also find information on regulations for different countries. Download the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ app resklar you also get information directly in your phone.


When it comes to information about the spread of infection in your destination, you can also take part in the information of your destination’s local authorities. Keep in mind that the responsibility for following laws and regulations rests with you as a traveler, so it is important to stay up to date as the guidelines can change quickly.


The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that most countries now require a PCR test or an Antigen test upon entry. The COVID-19 test or the Corona test shows if you have the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) in your body or not. As pointed out, it is important to find out for yourself what each country requires for entry.



PCR Test – What does it show? 

The PCR test shows if you have an ongoing infection with COVID-19 or have already been infected with COVID-19 and thus formed antibodies. Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR as it is abbreviated, is an assay method used to see if you have an ongoing infection with COVID-19. The PCR test is sent to a lab and you get an answer the same day.