Ban on wearing masks at sports events

Published: 25 January 2017 at 16.00

The wearing of masks at sports events is to be prohibited. Anyone visiting a sports facility, for example for a football match, who either completely or partially covers their face in a way that makes it more difficult to be identified can be sentenced to a fine or imprisonment for at most six months.

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

There a number of exceptions to the ban. This is the case for example for those who cover their faces for religious reasons or people who wear equipment that covers their faces in the line of duty, such as fire-fighters or police officers.

The amendment will come into force on 1 March 2017.