It is good to know whether it is COVID-19 that is making you sick. You can then make sure that you do not pass it on to other people.
Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you live.
When should I get tested?
Get tested if you have symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19. Here are some common symptoms:
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- loss of smell or taste
- muscle aches
- stomach pain
- difficulty breathing
Read more about the disease in the text called COVID-19.
You may also need to get tested if any of the following apply:
- You have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- A doctor or nurse asks you to get tested.
Most people who have had COVID-19 are immune to it for at least six months afterwards.
Immune means protected against getting infected and sick again.
Get tested if you had COVID-19 more than six months ago and you get sick again.
You should also get tested if you are vaccinated and get sick. Read more in the text called Vaccination against COVID-19.
There are special rules for anyone who has been in another country
If you are a citizen of a different country, you need to show a certificate to enter Sweden. The certificate must show that you have been tested for COVID-19 and you do not have the disease. This does not apply if you are travelling from Finland, Denmark, Norway or Iceland. Read more on the Health Agency of Sweden’s website (in English).
There are special rules that apply if you are travelling from a country outside the EU, as well as some other countries. Read more about which countries this applies to on the Swedish Police Authority’s website (in English). If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to follow these recommendations.
These are the recommendations:
- Get tested as soon as you can after arriving in Sweden, unless you get tested to be allowed to enter Sweden.
- You must stay home and not see other people for at least seven days.
- Get tested again once five days have passed since you arrived in Sweden.
Order a test
The most common test is called a PCR test. You can order a PCR test.
Test yourself in the County of Örebro
There are different ways of testing yourself.
- Pick up a test from a box without making an appointment
- Book an appointment at a testing centre
Pick up a test from a box
You can pick up a test from a box without
ordering or booking an appointment.
You can also pick up a test for someone else.
You test yourself.
- Testing for covid-19 and register your sample (pdf)
- Guide with images - testing for covid-19 and register your sample (pdf)
- Guide with images of how to register your child's sample (pdf)
Register your sample
You must have e-ID
and log in to 1177.se to register your sample
so that we know who the sample belongs to.
When you log in to 1177.se to register your sample and see your test result, the information is only available in Swedish.
It is important to register the sample in the name of the person from whom the sample has been taken.
This also applies to children.
Hand in your sample
After you have taken a sample, you place it in one of the Region’s boxes.
If you do not have e-ID
you can take the test at a testing centre.
Box locations where you can pick up a test:
All boxes are outdoors.
- Outside every health centre (vårdcentral).
(Kumla vårdcentral = Fylsta-mottagningen).
- Örebro, outside vårdcentralsjouren (Nygatan 7).
- Örebro University Hospital, outside covid-mottagningen
- Karlskoga hospital, outside the emergency room.
- Lindesbergs health center (outisde).
The box is always available.
- Kumla health center (outisde) - Fylstamottagningen.
You can be tested at a testing centre
Call and order a test for Covid-19.
Telephone number 019-602 88 95
You can order a test for several people – your family for example. You do not need a Swedish civil registration number. If you are visiting, declare your temporary address and your testresults will be sent there.
When you order a test, you can also choose the centre where you would like to be tested.
- Walk outside the building and enter the testing centre directly.
- Do not enter a hospital or health centre.
Testing centre locations
Capio vårdcentral Lekeberg
Freja vårdcentral, Fellingsbro
Freja vårdcentral, Frövi
Pilgårdens vårdcentral, Degerfors
How testing works
A sample is taken with a special swab in your nose, your throat or both.
It may feel strange, but it does not hurt.
A nurse can collect the sample.
You can also collect the sample yourself. If this is the case, you will get more information on what you need to do.
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Stay at home until you get your results
It is important that you stay at home until you get your test results.
Your test result will be available within 3 days.
Test result via 1177.se
- Click on Covid-19 provsvar PCR Örebro län” (“Covid-19 test results PCR, County of Örebro”)
- Log in using your e-ID.
- Click on ”Provsvar PCR-prov” (Test result PCR test) or ”Provsvar i Journalen” (Test result in medical records)
Test result by letter
If you do not have e-ID and you have informed us, the test result will be sent to you by post.
Please note: It could take 1-2 days longer.
If you have COVID-19
If the test results show that you have COVID-19, stay at home until you are no longer contagious. You are no longer contagious when all of the following apply:
- You are feeling a lot better.
- You have been fever-free for two days.
- At least seven days have passed since you became ill.
You do not need a new test to find out whether you are still contagious.
Anyone living with you may also need to stay home if you have COVID-19. You will get information about this when you get your test results.
Read more in the text called What can I do if I have COVID-19?
If you do not have COVID-19
If the test results show that you do not have COVID-19, stay at home until you feel better and do not have a fever.
Continue following the authorities’ recommendations
When you are healthy, it is important that you continue reducing the risk of spreading the virus. This is true even if you are immune. Make sure you do the following:
- Wash your hands often.
- Keep your distance from other people.
- Follow the authorities’ guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.
More information about COVID-19
Call 08-123 680 00 if you have any questions about COVID-19 and want to talk to someone who speaks English. The phone line is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.