Sweden to Introduce COVID-19 Vaccine Pass for Large Public Indoor Events in December

Sweden will introduce a COVID-19 vaccination pass from December 1 for public indoor events of over 100 people, its Public Health Agency announced on Nov. 17.

The Swedish Public Health Agency said that the vaccination certifications will be required at public gatherings, such as concerts, sporting events, and theater performances, for people aged 18 and older.

If organizers do not require a vaccine pass for their events, they will be subjected to other restrictions, such as the maximum number of participants and physical distancing.

“By regulating gatherings with vaccination certificates or participation restrictions, the risk of an increased spread of infection and thus the risk of an increased burden on an already strained health care system is reduced,” Public Health Agency Director-General Karin Tegmark Wisell said.

According to Johns Hopkins University, 67.84% of the population of Sweden is fully vaccinated.

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