Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for visitors

Good to know before and during your visit to Uppsala

Information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As of December 14th, there are stricter national guidelines and general guidelines on our joint responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On December 14th, the local general guidelines also ceased to apply. 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 sanitiser, and
  • stay informed of special guidelines from the Public Health Agency and the regional medical officer.

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

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 you maintain your distance and make your 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 winter, 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.

Affected events, sights and attractions

Since the Government, as consulted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden, has stopped all public gatherings and events with more than 8 participants to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), several tourist destinations in Uppsala are affected as well as many events.

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.

Events

O-Ringen
O-Ringen Uppsala 2020 has been moved to July 25th–31st 2021. 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 is currently closed to the public. For the latest information on events at Fyrishov, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Katalin
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 cancels all concerts and events.  See the outdoor scene’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Reginateatern
Reginateatern is closed and cancels all performances until February 19th. 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, since March 12th. 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 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 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 is temporarily closed to visitors. 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).

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 closes all its cinemas in Sweden, including Filmstaden Uppsala, Spegeln and Royal in Uppsala, and cancels all film screenings until further notice. See the cinema’s information for visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Fyrisbiografen
Fyrisbiografen closes its cinema to visitors and cancels all open film screenings until further notice. However, it is possible to rent your own cinema auditorium, maximum of 8 people, to watch movies from a selected list or play video games. See the cinema’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Fyrishov
The adventure pool and swimming pool is closed to visitors until further notice. 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 is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Linnaeus Hammarby is closed for the season since September 30th, but the park and Linnés Hammarby Cultural Reserve are open for visitors. 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 closes its cinema to visitors and cancels all film screenings until further notice. See the cinema’s information to 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, but the Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse are temporarily closed to visitoruntil further notice. 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 Linnaues Museum is closed for the season since September 30th. The museum is open for booked groups with a limited number of visitors.  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. For spring, a customized programme is planned and a quiz walk is available for families with children. 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. 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 during activities, for example the church is completely closed when the webcast worship service is in progress. All concert activities with larger ensembles are canceled or postponed and open screenings are canceled until further notice. The Treasury is closed until further notice as well. See the church’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum restricts its public activity. Access to the museum is limited, where visitors pre-purchase a ticket to see its exhibitions. Spots are available Tuesday–Sunday with start times between 11.00–15.00 and 6 places per time slot. Tickets cost 50 SEK and are valid for a 50-minute visit to the museum. All 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).