Health Agency: Avoid all public transport which does not have seat bookings

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On Saturday, domestic travel restrictions around Sweden are lifted. But the greater freedom to move around the country on trains, planes and buses comes with a warning.

Sweden's Public Health Agency has amended its advice to the public on personal responsibility to hinder the spread of coronavirus.

With domestic travel restrictions eased on June 13, the agency is urging people not to travel by public transport. Trams, city buses and subways should be avoided it says. Those who need to travel should choose alternative means of transport where they can book a seat in advance, or to walk or bike.

Sweden's state run rail operator SJ says they had a surge of bookings for this weekend.

Press the play button to hear what commuters and SJ have to say.