This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.
At a Glance
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.
In Greenland, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the last vaccine shot. NB: In Denmark and Iceland the same definition for fully vaccinated applies.
In Greenland, “partially vaccinated” (having received 1 shot for vaccines that require 2 shots) does not count as fully vaccinated.
The following EMA-approved vaccines are applicable for incoming travel to Greenland:
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
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.
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
Detailed Travel Advisory
Please see Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations for Denmark.
Detailed Tourist Information
Who can enter Greenland?
-Only fully vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland, also applicable to children 15 years of age through 17 years of age. Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt. Children 14 years of age and younger are exempt. In the event an unvaccinated or partially-vaccinated child 15-17 years of age has purchased a ticket to Greenland prior to 4 September 2021, this child is allowed to enter Greenland; however, other travel restrictions apply. This is valid through 31 October.
-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.
Incoming travel for persons residing outside the Kingdom of Denmark is determined by Denmark’s incoming travel rules, f.ex. about a worthy purpose of entry and the risk categorization of countries, etc. Find them here and read more about the specific rules for transit here. If your questions about transit in Denmark are not answered in the links above please contact the Danish Police’s corona hotline at + 45 70 20 60 44.
-There will be limited flight capacity for a period of time and you can purchase tickets with Air Greenland, Icelandair or Norlandair.
-Be aware that the reopening of Greenland can be reversed at any time depending on the national and global spread of COVID-19.
You must do the following in order to enter Denmark or Iceland to transit to Greenland:
-Everyone has to fill out the Personal Location form https://sumut2020.gl/Instructions/EditInstructions (SUMUT). The confirmation receipt must be shown to the appropriate personnel prior to departure to Greenland.
-All travellers (2 years of age and older, that have not previously been infected with COVID-19) travelling to Greenland must show a negative PCR-test result (from a test taken maximum 72 hours prior to departure to Greenland), taken in a Nordic country.
*Persons that have previously been infected with COVID-19 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.
*If you, within 1 week prior to departure, have been informed that you have been exposed to infection due to close contact with an infected person, you must be pre-tested twice – 4 days after the contact and again another 2 days later
-Be aware that different entry rules apply depending on which country you have residence in, which country you are entering Denmark from, and whether you are fully vaccinated. The Danish categorization of countries and the following entry rules can be found here https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/categorization-of-countries
*Here https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark/legal-requirements-upon-entry you can see if you need to be tested or stay in isolation when entering Denmark.
*Here https://www.covid.is/categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland you can find travel and transit rules when travelling via Iceland.
-If you are fully vaccinated it is not required to quarantine or get re-tested upon arrival to Greenland. In Greenland you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the last vaccine shot. NB: In Denmark and Iceland the same definition for fully vaccinated applies.
-Fully-vaccinated persons can travel directly to all places without having to quarantine or re-test in Greenland. One must be able to show proof of their vaccination status at any given time.
-Partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons 14 years of age and younger must go into 14 days quarantine, or stay in quarantine until receipt of a negative re-test result, which can be first conducted on day 5 after arrival.
For more information click here https://visitgreenland.com/corona-faq/#must
There is restricted access to public places in Nuuk and Sisimiut through 30 November. 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;
-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.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co