All About New Mask Regulation in Sweden!

By Tobias Sjöstedt

Ever since Covid-19 hit the world in March 2020, countries all over the world have been baffled by the enormous spreading of the virus. Social distancing, travel bans, and restrictions have been introduced in various degrees and it can be hard keeping track of the current status. And while many governments picked the path of lockdowns and shutdowns, Sweden has done the opposite. But things are changing.

Up until now, Swedish law has not been compatible with the effects of the pandemic which made it impossible to give directs orders so therefore it has been only recommendations instead. But from January 10, 2021 until the end of September, the new pandemic law is suggested to come into force. Here are the regulations:

  • It’ll be possible for the government to shut down facilities such as shopping malls, private gatherings, or face masks requirements while using public transport.
  • Individuals that are violating this new set of rules may be fined.
  • The face mask will still be only recommended to use while traveling during rush hours (7.00-9.00, 16.00-18.00) and it’s the bus and subway operator’s responsibility for handing out face masks for the travelers.
So if it’s possible, travel outside of rush hours, keep your distance and pick a protective mask that will protect you while traveling. And we know that it can be hard picking the right one, so therefore we made this top mask guide that explains everything that you need to know. And as always, keep your distance and wash your hands regularly when handling the mask.


We at MaskZ of Sweden, have a wide range of masks. The best masks suggested are the antiviral and FFP2 masks for everyday use. For the individuals that fall in higher risk group and the elderly, the FFP3 masks are suggested.