Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for visitors

Good to know before and during your visit to Uppsala

Information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As of 14 December, there are stricter national guidelines and general guidelines on our joint responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On 14 December, the local general guidelines ceased to applied. Everyone in society, both individuals and operating managers, have an obligation to take measures to prevent the spread of disease. This will affect your visit to Uppsala in the coming holidays. Read more about the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations for the upcoming holidays.

Here you can read more about the current recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

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.

For more information about how we all can reduce the spread of infection, read more at Uppsala.se.

In conjunction with the holiday sales, 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 centre of Uppsala, we have called in city hosts 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.

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 closes and cancels all performances since November 16th 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, 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 closes and cancels all events since November 16th to atleast January 25th. 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 until January 24th. 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 film screenings until further notice. See the cinema’s information to visitors on their Facebook page (in Swedish).

Fyrishov
The adventure pool and swimming pool is closed to visitors until January 24th. Elite sports and school sports 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, but the park and Linnés Hammarby Cultural Reserve are open for visitors. See the garden’s own website for more information.

Linnaeus’ Sävja
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 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 Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse are temporarily closed to visitors until further notice (open for booked groups with a limited number of visitors, not available during January 2021). Some events are also canceled. See the garden’s information to visitor and  the status of various events on their own website (in Swedish).

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum
The Linnaeus Garden is closed for the season. 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 is temporarily closed to visitors until January 25th (preliminary). See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

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 at least 10 January, with the possibility of extension. The Treasury is closed between December 24th–January 24th 2021. See the church’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum 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).

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).