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COVID-19 Information

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Göteborg Film Festival 2022 is dedicated to follow and adapt to all recommendations and restrictions made by the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden Considering this, the content of this page is subject to change. Therefore, we recommend everyone to visit this web page regularly to stay updated.

Last updated: 2021-11-26

COVID-19 vaccination certificate for the festival

From December 1st, people must present valid vaccination certificates to enter indoor events with more than 100 participants. Therefore, guests will be required to show a vaccination certificate when attending parts of the festival. Please note that it is your own responsibility to ensure that your vaccination certificate is valid.

To take part in events with an audience of more than 100 people:

  • Access to the Göteborg Film Festival is only permitted for persons who can produce proof that they have received their final covid vaccine dose at least two weeks prior to attending the festival. NOTE: Proof of a negative test result or evidence of recovery from a COVID-19 infection will not be enough to enter events requiring a certificate.
  • An exception is granted to people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. In this case, you must have a negative PCR test result and a doctor’s certificate stating that you are unable to be vaccinated.
  • The vaccination pass will be required for those over the age of 18.
  • Make sure your vaccination certificate is valid in Sweden: List of valid vaccination certificates

Before December 1st, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish government will present more details about the coronavirus vaccination pass. We will continually update with new and relevant information about the Covid-19 vaccination certificate on this page.

Hygiene guidelines

  • Stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms of covid-19. Avoid contact with others. This applies to both children and adults even if the symptoms are mild and even if you are vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.
  • Stay at home if anyone in your household is sick.
  • To reduce the spread of infection, Göteborg Film Festival has expanded its cleaning routines and increased its staff. We will also have stations for hand sanitizer placed in all our venues.

As the situation around the world may change at short notice, we recommend that you regularly check if any travel restrictions have been put in place, both at your place of departure and in Sweden. Please note that you are responsible for your travel to/from Gothenburg.  

We recommend you to follow the advice below when planning your trip, and to keep updated on the linked pages until your departure:

  • Depending on what country you travel from, make sure you have everything you need to enter Sweden. Certificate requirements for foreign nationals travelling to Sweden
  • Ensure your vaccination certificate is valid in Sweden. List of valid vaccination certificates
  • Stay updated on rules and recommendations that applies at the airport, if you have a stop-over and on the plane. Both when arriving and leaving Gothenburg
  • Book flexible flight tickets, in case of canceled flights due to the corona pandemic.
  • Make sure to have a travel health insurance that also covers pandemic-related claims and repatriation.
  • If you need a negative test result for your journey back home, make sure to book a valid test in time. This can be done at a health center or at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

Current restrictions and guidelines advocated by the Swedish authorities are (17 November 2021):

  • From December 1st, everyone aged 18 and over must present valid vaccination certificates to enter indoor events with over 100 participants.
  • Everyone is recommended to get vaccinated.
  • Everyone is recommended to be tested for COVID-19 in case of symptoms, even those who have been vaccinated.
  • Everyone is recommended to stay at home and avoid contact with others in case of symptoms.
  • Everyone is recommended to keep a distance and avoid close contact with people in risk groups.
  • Everyone is recommended to wash their hands often and use hand sanitizer.
  • People within risk groups are recommended to take a third dose of the COVID vaccine.
  • Everyone is urged to take personal responsibility for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Sweden’s corona strategy is based on a cooperation between The Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish government and other agencies. A temporary pandemic law was implemented in the beginning of 2021, which gives the government more legal powers to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Recent information from the Swedish Public Health Agency confirms that 81.8% percent of Sweden’s population aged 16 or older has been fully vaccinated (18 November 2021).

During the last couple of weeks, the spread of COVID-19 has increased around Europe. Even though the development is currently not the same in Sweden, we ask you to stay updated and be prepared for changes within the current restrictions and guidelines.

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