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Greenland customs and tax regulations

Looking to purchase items for import or export to Greenland? Read more about customs and tax regulations here.

We recommend that you always familiarize yourself with the customs and tax rules when travelling. We take reservations for the content on this page in relation to both typos and changes in customs regulations. You will always find the updated rules on the government website (Link: in Danish and Greenlandic only). Therefore, we encourage all travellers to double-check the current customs regulations at the airports.

Customs rules on entry to Greenland (persons over 18)

The rules below apply from August 17, 2016, the Executive Board’s Executive Order No. 19.

Article 1: By entry means personal entry to the tax area in connection with the arrival from abroad, including Denmark and the Faroe Islands.

Article 2: Upon entry, travelers can bring tax-free or buy goods to the following extent:


  • Cigarettes, 200 pcs. or Cigarillos (max. 3 g./pc.), 100 pcs. or Cigars, 50 pcs., or smoking tobacco, 250 g.
  • Cigarette rolling papers or cigarette tubes, 200 pcs.
  • 1 litre of spirits over 22 % or 2 litres of fortified wine under 22%
  • 2.25 litres of table wine not exceeding 15 %
  • 2 litres of beer
  • 2 litres of soft drinks containing carbonic acid
  • Perfume, 50 ml.
  • Eau de toilette, 250 ml.
  • Cosmetics and other toiletries amounting to max. DKK 1,000
  • Chocolates and sweets, 4 kg
  • Coffee or tea, 4 kg
  • Meat, meat products or poultry, 5 kg

Article 3. The tax exemption for tobacco products, spirits, wine, and beer only apply to persons aged 18 or more.

Note: It is not permitted to import plants, seeds, fruit, and other plant products, including cut flowers from travels in countries outside the EU, into Greenland without these being accompanied by an official phytosanitary certificate. Please note that in relation to this EU legislation, Greenland is considered a country outside the EU. You can read more at https://eng.lbst.dk/.

Customs regulations on entry into Denmark

  • Cigarettes, 200 pcs., or Cigarillos (max. 3 g./pc.), 100 pcs., or Cigars 50 pcs., or rolling tobacco, 250 g.
  • Spirits over 22%, 1 litre or fortified wine under 22%, 2 litres
  • Table wine, 4 litres
  • Beer, 16 litres