Greenland (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: From 10 August through 31 October, only fully vaccinated adults may travel to Greenland. Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt. Children under 18 years of age are exempt; however, other travel restrictions do apply to non-vaccinated children.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory


Please see Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations for Denmark.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From 10 August through 31 October, only fully vaccinated adults may travel to Greenland. Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt. Children under 18 years of age are exempt; however, other travel restrictions do apply to non-vaccinated children. Read more in Section 1: Basic Knowledge.

Persons that have previously been infected with COVID-19 follow the same exemptions as fully vaccinated persons. Additionally, they are exempt from the pre-test rule. Persons that have previously been infected with COVID-19 must be able to show proof of a positive PCR test result that is at least 14 days old, but no more than 12 weeks old, at the time of travel.

There is restricted access to public places in Greenland through 24 August. Only fully vaccinated persons, as well as persons that can show a negative test result from a PCR test taken max 48 hours prior to entry, will be allowed to enter the following public places or any of their associated indoor/outdoor areas: restaurants, cafes, bars, dance clubs and similar; cultural institutions including culture houses, movie theatres, museums and exhibit halls; town halls, gathering halls and similar; libraries; indoor and outdoor sports facilities including sports halls, swimming pools, fitness centers and football pitches; hair salons, massage parlors, beauty clinics and similar. One must be able to show proof of their vaccination status at any given time. The following persons are exempt from this restriction: employees of said public places, persons recommended to not be vaccinated, and persons 17 years of age and under.

There are additional travel restrictions in Sisimiut, Upernavik, Upernavik district and Aasiaat. Only fully vaccinated persons may use public transportation from and in these geographic areas – including aircraft, buses and boats, during the entire trip. In the event a partially vaccinated person or non-vaccinated person travels from these areas by exception, the person must either quarantine for 14 days or quarantine until receipt of negative test results from a PCR test taken 5 days after departure from Sisimiut, Upernavik, Upernavik district or Aasiaat. This is valid through 31 October.

From 5 August, there are additional mask or visor requirements in Sisimiut, Upernavik, Upernavik district and Aasiaat. Usage of a mask or visor is mandatory for all persons 12 years and older, including fully vaccinated persons, in all public places and public transportation during the entire trip. This is valid through 31 October.

From 5 August, there are additional gathering restrictions in Sisimiut, Upernavik, Upernavik district and Aasiaat. A maximum of 20 persons may gather in these geographic areas, for both outdoor and indoor arrangements, events, and other public activities. Some public establishments may be required to limit access to fewer than 20 persons, depending on the size of their area. This is valid through 31 October.

The required PCR pre-test (taken in a Nordic country), can be maximum 48 hours old at the time of check-in for the flight to Greenland.

Usage of a mask or visor is mandatory for all persons 12 years and older, including fully vaccinated persons, during the entire incoming travel period from “door-to-door”, e.g. in airports, in-flight and during transit and transportation to one’s overnight accommodation in Greenland. Once arrived at the accommodation, usage of a mask or visor is only mandatory for partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons during the quarantine period.

 

Lockdown Details

There is restricted access to public places in Sisimiut through 31 October. Only fully vaccinated persons 15 years of age and older will be allowed to enter the following
public places or any of their associated indoor/outdoor areas:

-restaurants, cafes, bars, dance clubs and similar;
-cultural institutions including culture houses, movie theatres, museums and exhibit halls;
-town halls, gathering halls and similar;
-libraries;
-indoor and outdoor sports facilities including sports halls, swimming pools, fitness centers and football pitches;
-hair salons, massage parlors, beauty clinics and similar.

One must be able to show proof of their vaccination status at any given time.

The following persons are exempt from this restriction: employees of said public places, persons recommended to not be vaccinated, and children under 15 years of age.

There are additional mask or visor requirements in public places in Sisimiut. Usage of a mask or visor is mandatory for all persons 12 years and older, including fully vaccinated persons, in all public places and public transportation during the entire trip. This is valid through 31 October.
 

Sources

https://visitgreenland.com/articles/corona-virus-status/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co