Planning your trip to Uppsala during the covid-19 pandemic

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Information regarding covid-19 (coronavirus)

As the Swedish government, at the advice of the Public Health Agency, has decided to stop all public gatherings with more than 50 people in an effort to reduce the spread of covid-19 (corona virus), in addition to many events tourist attractions in Uppsala are affected. This makes the autumn a little different and it is important that you inform yourself about how you can visit Uppsala in a responsible way, both for yourself and towards others. Always follow the authorities’ general guidelines for travel to reduce the spread of infection. For more information on how we can all reduce the spread of infection, read more at Uppsala.se.

Here you can read more about the recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency.

There are still many sights, activities and attractions to visit and enjoy and we welcome you with open arms to our beloved Uppsala. Stay safe, keep your distance and think of others.

Learn more about visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic here

Update October 20th 2020 – Stricter general guidelines in Uppsala County
The Public Health Agency and the infection control physician of the Uppsala Region have issued stricter general guidelines for people staying in Uppsala County. October 20th–November 17th 2020. Read more and inform yourself prior to you visit here.

Cancelled or moved events

O-Ringen
O-Ringen Uppsala 2020 has been moved to July 25th–31st 2021. Please 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.

Filmstaden
Filmstaden has reopened its cinema Filmstaden Uppsala since July 15th. The cinemas Spegeln och Royal in Uppsala open again later this autumn. Measures taken are a limited number of seats for each screening (maximum 50 visitors in the larger salons), empty seats between groups of visitors and safe distance between each row of seats, dispersed screening times to ensure less than 50 people in the foyer simultaneously, more frequent and detailed cleaning as well as specially deployed stations with hand disinfectant and paper towels. See the cinema’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Fyrisbiografen
Fyrisbiografen closes its cinema and cancels all film screenings since May 8th. The cinema will open again this autumn. Please see the cinema’s information to visitors on their Facebook page (in Swedish).

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

Katalin
Katalin cancels all events until November 3rd. 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).

Nordisk Film Bio
Nordisk Film Bio has reopened its cinema in Gränbystaden in Uppsala since June 12th. Measures taken are limited number of seats in each salon (maximum 50 visitors in the largest salon and 30-35 visitors in the smaller salons), at least two empty seats between each bookable seat (distance between each row of seats 2 m), adapted film program to prevent too many people present in the shop and foyer simultaneously, more frequent and detailed cleaning, markings on the floor to help keep the distance and hand disinfectant provided in several places in the cinema. See the cinema’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Parksnäckan
Parksnäckan cancels all concerts and events this summer between June–September, since June 2nd. Please see the outdoor scene’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsala’s churches
The Swedish Church cancels or moves all concerts and events in Uppsala’s churches, including Uppsala Cathedral, since March 12th. Please see the church’s information for ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress
Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress has reopened since September 1st. Measures taken are adapted events with a maximum of 50 visitors in the audience, limited number of guests staying at the premises at the same time, temporary purchase conditions with refund of ticket in case of disease symptoms, unmanned wardrobe (lockable hangers or storage cabinets with code locks), distance markings on the floor where there may be queues , furniture to avoid crowding and that guests sit too close to each other, signs urging people to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water adjacent to all toilets, reinforced cleaning routines in all areas with extra care for contact surfaces such as handles, knobs, switches, remote controls etc. as well as rubbing alcohol placed in the reception, bars and in connection with meals. See the concert hall’s own website for more information (in Swedish) and the status of various events here.

Uppsala stadsteater
Uppsala stadsteater has reopened since September 3rd for the 2020/2021 season. Measures taken are a limited number of seats in each salon (maximum 50 visitors) where you sit one by one, free change to another show date or conversion to gift card of ticket in case of disease symptoms, no performances in the theater house will start at the same time so that it does not get crowded when admitting the audience, the doors to the salons open 30 minutes before the show starts to reduce crowding, the theater’s ushers help the audience keep their distance when entering, hand disinfectant is placed in the foyer and extra cleaning of the premises is performed. See the theater’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Sights and attractions

Biotopia
Biotopia restricts its public activity since March 19th. Events and activities take place with a limited number of participants, some with drop-in and some with pre-registration. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Bror Hjorths Hus
Bror Hjorths Hus restricts its public activities since March 17th. Public tours and events are cancelled until further notice, and the sales of tickets for all events is closed. Art schools for children will continue as long as the schools are open. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Carolina Rediviva
Carolina Rediviva’s exhibition hall and gift shop have reopened since August 17th. Measure taken is restriction on how many visitors may be in the exhibition hall at the same time.

Gamla Uppsala museum
Gamla Uppsala museum is closed until on November 3rd due to the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s new local restrictions for Uppsala County. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Linnaeus Hammarby restricts its public activities since May 1st. The main building is open with restrictions on the number of visitors allowed at the same time in the house, there is limited accessibility to other buildings where it is not possible to guarantee that all buildings are open for visits, and the main building may close at short notice. No tours take place indoors, but daily tours are held outdoors in the garden with a limited number of participants (where spots cannot be guaranteed). See the garden’s own website for more information.

Linnaeus’ Sävja
Linnés Sävja is closed the whole summer of 2020. See the attraction’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Museum of Evolution
The Museum of Evolution is temporarily closed to visitors since March 17th. 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 has reopened since September 1st. Measure taken is restriction on how many visitors may be in the museum at the same time (maximum 25 visitors). See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

The Botanical Garden (with the Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse)
The Botanical Garden restricts its public activity since March 18th. The Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse are closed until November 8th. All indoor tours are canceled, but themed tours are carried out outdoors, with a limited number of participants (15) and mandatory pre-registration no later than 2 days before. Some events are also canceled. See the museum’s own website for more information. See the museum’s own website for more information.

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum
The Linnaeus Garden restricts its public activities since May 1st. The number of visitors in the museum at the same time is limited, there is limited accessibility to other buildings where it is not possible to guarantee that all buildings are open for visits, and the museum may close at short notice. No tours take place indoors, but daily tours are held outdoors in the garden with a limited number of participants (where spots cannot be guaranteed). See the garden’s own website for more information.

The Pump House
The Pump House is temporarily closed to visitors since March 16th. 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 has reopened since June 23rd. The number of visitors in the museum and at events at the same time is limited, and the children’s exhibition and the packed lunch room are closed. Signs and markings have been put up with a reminder to keep distance, hand disinfectant is provided to visitors, and areas that are extra exposed are cleaned more frequently. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Cathedral (with the Treasury)
Uppsala Cathedral restricts its public activity since March 19th. All concert activities with larger ensembles are canceled or postponed in all of Uppsala’s churches. For public tours in autumn, a maximum of 12 participants are allowed per group with pre-registration in the Cathedral Shop to receive a participant’s badge. During Museum Day on November 8th, a maximum of 15 visitors are allowed at once in the museum the Treasury, with a mandatory queue ticket that can be picked up in the Cathedral Shop. See the church’s own website for more information.

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum cancels a number of events since March 17th. Please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish). Museum Bar and Café pauses it’s business for the time being based on the prevailing health situation, but in the museum’s reception there is coffee/tea, ice cream, cookies and drinks for sale.

Uppsala Industrial History Museum
The Uppsala Industrial History Museum is temporarily closed for visitors since March 14th, to begin with until May 22nd. 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).