Due to the covid-19 outbreak, Ports of Stockholm would like to issue the following information.
How are port operations affected?
Work associated with vessel calls and services to our customers will continue as normal. Ports of Stockholm is closely following developments and is in continuous contact with the relevant authorities. We will continue to follow developments and update our information. There are established procedures in place and there is collaboration between Ports of Stockholm and the relevant authorities and we are naturally taking the action that the responsible agencies judge to be necessary.
Current traffic information
For current traffic information, please contact the shipping company.
The list of vessel calls is updated as soon as Ports of Stockholm has received confirmation from agents that a call has been changed or cancelled.
Ports of Stockholm is a quarantine port
Ports of Stockholm is a quarantine port. This means that we have the preparedness at out quays in central Stockholm to receive a vessel that has declared a communicable disease outbreak aboard.
Responsibility for disease prevention
The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) has the overall national responsibility for protecting Sweden’s inhabitants from communicable diseases. The Public Health Agency of Sweden works closely with the World Health Organization, WHO, who continuously assesses how the outbreak is developing.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden keeps the healthcare services, regional infection control units and other stakeholders informed about the situation. The Public Health Agency of Sweden takes decisions about what actions are relevant for the Swedish population and coordinates such actions at a national level.
Within each healthcare region (previously known as the county council healthcare service) there are County Medical Officers who have operational responsibility for disease control within the region. For the Stockholm area this is the County Medical Officer for Region Stockholm.
Read more on the Public Health Agency of Sweden website (external link - to site in Swedish)
Questions & answers, as well as an information sheet for people travelling (external link - to site in Swedish)