46:e festivalen 27 jan - 5 feb, 2023
In order to prevent visitors and filmmakers getting infected or passing on the infection of COVID-19, we carefully follow the guidelines and regulations issued by the Swedish authorities. Considering this, the content of this page is subject to change. Therefore, we recommend everyone to visit this web page regularly to stay updated. In addition to the guidelines and regulations, we have taken several measures to further increase the security.
Last updated: 2021-01-26
To limit the spreading, we have:
- Highly limited capacity in the salons so that distance can be ensured between company / individual.
- Added extra long breaks between screenings to avoid queues and crowding.
- Established queue fences at places where queues can occur.
- Introduced vaccination certificates to enter all indoor events.
- Only arrangements with seated audiences with assigned seating.
- Expended our cleaning routines.
- Exhibited hand sanitizers at all cinemas and festival venues.
COVID-19 vaccination certificate for the festival
From December 1st, people must present valid vaccination certificates to enter indoor events with more than 20 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.
Make sure your vaccination certificate is valid in Sweden:
- You need a covid certificate that can be scanned in the verification app – that is, be connected to the EU covid certificate. (Download the app and test scan your evidence if you are unsure: Vaccination Evidence Verification)
- You need to meet the requirements to be fully vaccinated in Sweden, which means an approved vaccine (list of approved vaccine)
- You need to have at least two doses of all vaccines, except Johnsson and Johnsson who have only 1 dose
- It must have been at least 14 days since you became fully vaccinated
To take part in events with an audience of more than 20 people:
- Access to the Göteborg Film Festival is only permitted for persons who can show a vaccination certificate valid in Sweden (see above) 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.
- 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
- Keep a distance and avoid large crowds
- 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
The Swedish government has decided to remove the requirement of presenting a valid negative covid-19 test when entering Sweden. Instead, the requirement to present a valid vaccination certificate is reintroduced. The requirement takes effect on February 21 and in connection with this, the list of countries with approved vaccination certificates will also be expanded.
From 21 January, the following applies to entry Sweden:
- People from EU / EEA countries, including the Nordic countries, must either be able to present a valid vaccination certificate, a negative covid test performed within 72 hours before entering Sweden or have recovered from covid-19 within the last 6 months.
- Foreign citizens travelling to Sweden from a country outside the EU / EEA must be able to present a negative covid test performed within 72 hours before entering Sweden or be exempted from the test requirement. However, be aware that an approved vaccination certificate is required to participate in the film festival.
- On the 21 of January, the Swedish police will go out with more information regarding this. Keep updated on Certificate requirements, Police – Entering Sweden & Police – FAQ.
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. Information about what requirements a certificate or negative test result must meet will come shortly.
- Ensure your vaccination certificate is valid in Sweden.
- Stay updated on rules and recommendations that apply 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 cancelled flights due to the corona pandemic.
- Make sure to have 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 centre or at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.