Covid-19 – Greenland is open!

By Verified Expert

Status: August 6, 2021 

There is now covid in Greenland, but since a large part of the population has been vaccinated, the government is starting to loosen the requirements for travel and other experiences.

This will happen in several steps, and we will try to keep our information updated, as soon as there is more news.
As a result of the increase of COVID cases in Greenland from 10-24th of August just fully vaccinated people can enter Greenland. Please read the summary below for more detailed information.

In summary:

  • Both Air Greenland and AirIceland can offer commercial flights to Greenland.
  • The number of passengers that are allowed to enter Greenland from Denmark by flight is 1500 passengers weekly. While from Iceland it is 180 passengers weekly.
  • Check to see if your country is on the allowed list to enter Denmark or Iceland (depending on your departure place). Find out the last requirements (as testing) of entering Denmark or Iceland.
  • You must have proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 3 days (72 hours) before check-in for departure to Greenland.
  • You must have proof that you filled out the online SUMUT form
  • Just fully vacinatted people are allowed to enter Greenland (residents are exempt). You must show proof of full vaccination (defined as having all shots for the given vaccine type). (Please note that you must have received the vaccination’s final injection at least 14 days prior to travel).
  • There is no longer a requirement to wear a face mask in public spaces or shops.
  • The assembly ban on a maximum of 20 people in publicly accessible premises and places has also been removed.
  • Also note that vaccination documentation is a requirement for several public places or a negative corona test (if you are not fully vacinated) on visits to restaurants, cafes, sights, tours, and more.

The corona situation in Greenland is assessed on an ongoing basis by the authorities. Depending on the given situation, the Nalaakkersuisut (government) can relax, tighten, shorten or extend the existing restrictions.

Further information in English can be found at the Nunatsinni Nakorsaaneqarfik website

Come visit us if you are able!

Save tourism: Postpone – don’t cancel!

Guide to Greenland asks our guests to postpone rather than cancel their travel plans to Greenland. This pandemic will pass, and global tourism will start up again. Postponing rather than cancelling gives the tour operators we cooperate with the best chance to survive this crisis and be ready for more adventures once we can all start travelling again.

For clients with questions 

Please read the current Guide to Greenland cancellation policy here

Read more articles from

Other interesting articles

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Maniitsoq

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Greenland

Essential Greenland Travel Guides