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 general 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 in the upcoming time. 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 on visiting 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 Wednesday–Saturday (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 autumn, 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

The Government has, 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 attractions in Uppsala.

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

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

Fyrishov
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).

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.

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

Reginateatern
Reginateatern adapts its performances to current recommendations by regulating the number of visitors in the salon (maximum of 50), placing the chairs with regard to social distance and introduce routines for e.g. entry and exit. See the theatre’s information to visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsala’s churches
The Church of Sweden adapts the concerts and events that take place in Uppsala’s churches. Individual 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 on their own website, with indication on how many people can attend with the designated seating in each church (in Swedish).

Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is open to visitors in connection with events. In September, an autumn program is arranged for a maximum of 50 visitors per performance, where each is carried out in a secured room with distance. On October 1st, the house opens completely again for visitors. See the concert hall’s information to visitors  (in Swedish) and  the status of various events with information for ticket holders on their own website.

Uppsala stadsteater
Uppsala stadsteater adapts its performances to current recommendations through restrictions on an audience of at most 300 people, with a distance of one meter in all directions between parties and a maximum of 8 people in each individual party. The performances also as far as possible start at different times to avoid congestion at admittance, during the pause and by the wardrobe, and the theater’s audience hosts are on site to help keep distance as well as disinfect handles and other surfaces as well as have a look at toilets before the pause. From September 14th, tickets for performances played after September 29th can be booked. See the theater’s own information to visitors and ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Sights and attractions

Biotopia
Biotopia restricts its public activity. 50 visitors are allowed in the museum at the same time and the exhibitions have been refurnished so that visitors can keep their distance to each other. 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. 15 tickets per time slot are available, cost 20 SEK and are valid for a 25–55 minute visit to the museum. All other activities in museums are canceled until September 28th, 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. The 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 restricts their public activity. 10 visitors are allowed in the museum at the same time, the gift shop closes 2 hours earlier than the exhibition hall and markings are on the floor urging visitors to keep their distance from each other.

Filmstaden
Filmstaden has reopened its cinemas Filmstaden Uppsala, Spegeln and Royal again. Measures taken are limited number of seats for each screening (maximum of 300 visitors in the larger theatres), empty seats between groups of guests, scattered performance times to ensure that there is no congestion in the foyer between the performances, 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 a limited number of seats for each performance, empty spaces around each booked seat, longer breaks between screenings than usual, supervision by staff so that 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.  See the cinema’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Fyrishov
Fyrishov is open as usual again, without previous bathing zones so that visitors can walk freely between all pools. The relaxation area has also reopened. The requirement for pre-booking online is removed and the prices return to the regular ones. Opening hours for the adventure pool are every day 9.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m., other than that Fyrishov returns to regular opening hours. Fyrishov continues to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s guidelines and may therefore temporarily need to limit the number of visitors to the bath. All visitors are responsible for keeping their distance from each other. At the front desk and on the website, the visitor barometer is used with green/yellow/red light to signal what the visitor level looks like in the bath. See the bathhouse’s information for visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

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 (15 visitors/group) with registration at the tent outside the museum (inside the museum at difficult weather), 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. NOTE: The museum closes on October 1st to reopen after the end of the year. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Linnaeus Hammarby restricts its public activities. The park, exhibitions, shop and café are open, and the residential building is open to a limited number of visitors at the same time (maximum 8 visitors in the main building and the wings respectively, with a maximum of one individual party in each room). The Linnés Hammarby cultural reserve is open to visitors all year round. Regular guided tours are given outdoors during the summer with a maximum of 15 participants per occasion. 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 open as usual. See the museum’s Facebook page 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 theater (maximum of 8 people in each individual party) with a 2 m distance between each row of seats, the largest fans in the 4DX salon 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 (maximum of 8 visitors in the Orangery’s cactus department and a maximum of 30 visitors in the Tropical Greenhouse, with a maximum of 8 visitors in the greenhouse’s succulent department and orchid department). See the garden’s information to visitor and  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. The garden is open as usual, but with a limited number of visitors at the same time in the Orangery (maximum of 8 visitors per individual room) and the Linnaeus Museum (maximum 15 visitors at a time, of which a maximum of 8 people upstairs). Regular guided tours are currently given outdoors with a maximum of 15 participants per occasion. Booked tours for groups in are currently not possible in the museum. 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. A limited number of 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 Swedish). In the Treasury, a maximum of 9 visitors are allowed at the same time with a maximum of 3 visitors/floor in the museum, and in the lift to the museum visitors are urged to only ride with their own company. In the Cathedral Shop, a maximum of 2 visitors are allowed at the same time. See the church’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum restricts its public activity. A limited number of visitors are allowed in the museum at the same time with seated pre-booking for all program activities. Both the museum shop and the Museum Bar & Café are open.
 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).

Vasaborgen
Vasaborgen is closed for the season.