Russian threat, Ukraine and Covid-19 update
Some of you may have questions regarding Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The organizing committee of ISDRS 2022 agrees with the condemnation of the war issued by the ISDRS board and president. This was published on February 24: http://isdrs.org/2022/02/24/upon-recent-developments-in-ukraine/
Most relevant emergency information from Swedish authorities are posted on this website https://www.krisinformation.se/en Ukraine and Covid-19 are top posts on this web site. The information disclosed is the official understanding of Swedish authorities regarding the Russian war in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic and how these are currently are influencing the Swedish society.
Ukraine: Sweden feels very safe regarding the Russian illegitimate and illegal war in Ukraine. Ukraine is about 2000 km away from Sweden, and there are no signs of aggression towards other countries bordering to Russia. All countries around the Baltic Sea but Finland are NATO members. While is considering to becoming members in NATO and will reach a decision in early May, Sweden is moving a bit slower. The authorities have not raised risk levels in society due to the Russian war in Ukraine.
Covid-19: As of 1 April 2022, there is no longer an entry ban to Sweden. Also, from 1st April onwards, Covid-19 is no longer classified as a generally dangerous illness or a danger to society, the Swedish Public Health Agency has stated. https://www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/current-rules-and-recommendations.