Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for visitors

Good to know before and during your visit to Uppsala

Information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Right now, stricter national regulations and gerenal advice apply on everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone in society, both individuals and operating managers, have an obligation to take measures to prevent the spread of disease. This will affect your upcoming visit to Uppsala. Here you can read more about recommendations for those travelling to Sweden from abroad.

To avoid the spread of COVID-19, you should:

  • stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • wash your hands frequently and carefully or use hand sanitizer, and
  • stay informed of special guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the regional medical officer.

Read more about the current recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden here.

Are you planning to visit the city center? In connection with this, you may need to exercise particular caution to avoid crowding. Individuals and operations have a responsibility to counteract the spread of COVID-19. In the city center of Uppsala, we have called in city hosts during Fridays and Saturdays (deviations may occur) to help visitors maintain distance and make the visit safer.

Uppsala has much to offer and efforts are being made to ensure that people who are allowed to travel can also continue to experience and discover Uppsala in a safe and secure way. Always follow the authority guidelines for travel in order to reduce the spread of infection.

Welcome to Uppsala this summer, maintain your distance and show consideration for the people around you. For more information about how we all can reduce the spread of infection, read more at Uppsala.se.

Cancelled and changed events

Since the Government, as consulted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden, has restricted all public gatherings and public events to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (corona virus), something that affects events and tourist destinations to visit in Uppsala.

Here we have gathered some of the events, sights and attractions that have been affected by the pandemic. Remember to always check the website of the event or operation before your visit to ensure that you have received the latest information.

O-Ringen
O-Ringen Uppsala  has been moved to week 30 2022.. See the the orienteering competition’s information as well as questions and answers on their own website.

Sports events
Many planned sports events of different sizes are affected by the decision. Update yourself about each event by contacting the organizer.

Fyrishov
Fyrishov cancels/postpones all events until further notice. For the latest information on events at Fyrishov, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Katalin
Katalin is open but cancels its Saturday jazz and cancels/postpones all concerts until further notice. For the latest information on events at Katalin, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Kulturoasen
For or the latest information on events at Kulturoasen i Hågaby, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Parksnäckan
Parksnäckan is closed and cancels/postpones all concerts and events.  See the outdoor scene’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Reginateatern
Reginateatern is closed and cancels/postpones all performances until further notice. See the theatre’s information to visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsala’s churches
The Swedish Church cancels and moves many concerts and events in Uppsala’s churches, including Uppsala Cathedral. Individual music events may be carried out in the churches in a safe way based on current restrictions and the conditions of the premises. See the church’s information to visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is closed and cancels/postpones all events until further notice. See the concert hall’s information to visitors  (in Swedish) and  the status of various events with information to ticket holders on their own website.

Uppsala stadsteater
Uppsala stadsteater is closed and cancels/postpones all events until further notice. See the theater’s own information to visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Sights and attractions

Biotopia
Biotopia is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Bror Hjorths Hus
Bror Hjorths Hus restricts its public activity. Visitors pre-book a ticket for a special day and time (children and others with free admission must also pre-book ticket) which gives access to the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Six tickets per time slot are available, cost 20 SEK and are valid for a 25–50 minute visit to the museum. All other activities in museums are canceled, including family programs, guided tours, courses and pre-booked group/study visits. At some of the works of art there are links, in the form of QR codes, to films and texts that visitors can view on their mobile phones. Museum shop is open, where it is possible to buy refreshments to consume outside until 4.00 p.m. Hand sanitizer is provided to visitors and the cleaning frequency in the museum has been increased to ensure a clean environment, with cleaning of areas that are extra exposed and often in contact with hands more frequently.  See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Carolina Rediviva
Carolina Rediviva’s exhibition hall and gift shop is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled.

Filmstaden
Filmstaden has reopened its cinema Filmstaden Uppsala again, but the cinemas Spegeln and Royal are still closed. Measures taken are limited number of seats for each screening (maximum of 50 visitors in the larger theatre), empty seats between groups of guests and safe distances between the seat rows, scattered performance times to ensure less than 50 visitors are in the foyer at the same time, cinema hosts helping visitors keep the distance, more frequent and thorough cleaning with extra control of the toilets, specially placed stations with hand sanitizer and paper towels, as well as staff who wear face protection and gloves where required and are trained in new safety and hygiene routines. See the cinema’s information for visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Fyrisbiografen
Fyrisbiografen has reopened again. Measures taken are that tickets are only sold online and not on site at the cinema box office (it is however possible to buy sweets/drinks and make repurchases if necessary at the box office), limited number of seats for each performance (maximum 40 visitors in the large theatre), empty spaces around each booked seat, longer breaks between screenings than usual, supervision by staff so there are not too many visitors in the foyer at the same time, stricter routines for cleaning with disinfection of surfaces regularly and hand sanitizer provided for visitors in the foyer and toilets.
The small salon is temporarily closed for open screenings, but can be rented for jukebox cinema (in Swedish). See the cinema’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Fyrishov
Fyrishov restricts its public activity. The outdoor pool is open, where 500 visitors are allowed at the same time, and the swimming pool is open for exercise swimming (no diving platform/obstacle course) where 50 visitors are allowed at the same time (three different sessions on weekdays, two sessions on weekends). Tickets for both are pre-purchased on Fyrishov’s website (in Swedish). The adventure pool closed to the public, but plans to open no sooner than the end of June. Elite sports, school sports as well as booked activities for children and young people born in 2002 and later are excluded. The front desk is open as usual. See more information for visitors on Fyrishov’s own website.

Gamla Uppsala museum
Gamla Uppsala museum restricts its public activity. The number of visitors at the same time in the museum is limited, open tours are held outdoors in small groups (7 visitors/group) with registration at the tent outside the museum, and the VR station will remain closed until further notice. Distance markings in the floor to help keep distance exist, hand sanitizer is provided to visitors, surfaces and door handles are disinfected and solid hygiene routines have been introduced. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Linnaeus Hammarby restricts its public activities. Exhibitions, the shop and the café are open, but the residential building is closed for the time being. The park and the Linnés Hammarby Cultural Reserve are open to visitors all year round. See the garden’s own website for more information.

Linnaeus’ Sävja
Linnaeus’ Sävja is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. See the attraction’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Museum of Evolution
The Museum of Evolution is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Museum of Medical History
The Museum of Medical History is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Nordisk Film Bio
Nordisk Film Bio has reopened its cinema in Gränbystaden in Uppsala. Measures taken are limited number of seats in each theatre (maximum of 50 visitors) with 2 m distance between each row of seats, the largest fans in the 4DX salon are turned off or turned down to a low level, an adapted film program so that not too many people stay in store and foyer at the same time (staff can also ask visitors to wait before entering the cinema), more frequent and thorough cleaning, distance markings in the floor to help visitors keep their distance and hand sanitizers in several places in the cinema. See the cinema’s information for visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

The Botanical Garden (with the Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse)
The Botanical Garden restricts its public activity. The garden is open as usual, and the Tropical Greenhouse is open with a limited number of visitors at the same time. The Orangery is closed until further notice. Booked tours for groups in the Tropical Greenhouse are currently not possible. Some events are also canceled. See the garden’s information to visitor and  the status of various events on their own website.

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum
The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum restricts its public activities. Only the garden and orangery are open while the museum is closed for the time being. Booked tours for groups in the Linnaeus Museum are currently not possible. See the garden’s own website for more information.

The Pump House
The Pump House is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

The Uppland County Museum
The Uppland County Museum restricts its public activity. 40 visitors are allowed in the museum at the same time, signs are put up urging people to keep a distance of 2 m from each other, areas that are particularly vulnerable are cleaned more frequently and hand disinfection is available in several places in the museum. The children’s exhibition and the packed lunch room are closed, and instead a quiz walk is available for families with children. See the museum’s own website for more information.

Uppsala Cathedral (with the Treasury)
Uppsala Cathedral restricts its public activity. Access to the church is limited, for example it can be completely or partially closed during services, baptisms, weddings and concerts. If you want to ensure that you can enter the church interior at a certain date and time, you can call the Cathedral Shop at +46 18-430 36 30. On open tours, a limited number of participants are allowed, where a mandatory free ticket must be picked up before the tour starts in the Cathedral Shop (tickets for the family tours can be picked up at the south gate, and tickets for the Sunday 12.30-tours can be picked up at the Cathedral Café). Tickets can not be pre-booked, instead it’s first come, first served. During the summer, the entrance to the church takes place via the southern gate on weekdays and the main entrance on weekends. In the Cathedral Shop, a maximum of 2 visitors are allowed at the same time. The museum the Treasury is closed for the time being, but plans to open soon. See the church’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum restricts its public activity. Visitors pre-book a ticket for a special day and time (children and others with free admission must also pre-book ticket) which gives access to the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Six tickets per time slot are available, cost 50 SEK and are valid for a 50 minute visit to the museum. All other activities in museums are canceled, including family programs, guided tours, and pre-booked group/study visits. The museum shop is open but Museum Bar & Café is closed. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Industrial History Museum
The Uppsala Industrial History Museum is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. Events and group/study visits that would have taken place at the museum in the near future have also been cancelled. See the museum’s Facebook page for more information (in Swedish).