Update September 13, 2021
Until October 31, 2021, only fully vaccinated aged 15 or older (or people who have already had Covid-19) people can enter Greenland if they do not have a permanent address in Greenland. Children under the age of 15 can enter the country without being vaccinated but must quarantine.
There are also stricter rules for domestic travel in certain places in Greenland (right now in Sisimiut). You are welcome to ask us about this (see contact info below).
From September 6, 2021, up to 1500 travelers can fly to Greenland per week. From 1 October, restrictions on the number of entrants will cease.
In the autumn, there are two weekly departures from Reykjavik to Kulusuk with Icelandair.
PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED do NOT need to be quarantined or retested on arrival in Greenland anymore.
What are the requirements for traveling to Greenland from Copenhagen?
- You must be fully vaccinated
- People who have previously been infected with Covid-19 can also enter the country (they must document this with a previous positive PCR test)
- Children over 2 years of age must be quarantined unless they have been vaccinated
- When boarding in Copenhagen, you must be able to show a negative PCR test from a Nordic country. This test must be a maximum of 72 hours old from the time of testing
- Before departure, all travelers must fill out and bring a Sumut form
- A medical or FFP2 face mask is mandatory for airports and flights
Travel to and from Iceland will also be opened on July 1, 2021. Air Greenland and Air Iceland both fly to Nuuk once a week in July and August.
PLEASE NOTE Passengers who have not been vaccinated need to have a negative Covid-19 test and must quarantine for five days after arrival and then be retested.
Who is fully vaccinated for Covid-19?
A fully vaccinated person is in this case a person who has received both Covid-19 vaccinations and you must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to departure to Greenland. Greenland accepts people who have a combination of Covid vaccines.
Where can I get tested at Copenhagen Airport?
There are three different options for PCR testing in Copenhagen Airport.
You can pay for quick tests from these two companies. Pre-booking is possible.
Citizens of the Danish Realm (Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland) can take a FREE test. Go to the test center outside the Arrival Hall (look for the signs) and line up for a PCR test. The result will be ready after 24 hours.
You CANNOT board the flight to Greenland without having the result of your PCR test!
Why can’t I use a test from a non-Nordic country?
Due to the growing occurrence of the Delta Variant, as of July 1, 2021, the Greenlandic authorities have decided that ONLY tests from Nordic countries are accepted.
The rules for PCR tests and where they can be taken change rapidly at the moment, and we strongly advise ALL travelers to Greenland to check on https://visitgreenland.com/articles/corona-virus-status/