Restrictions in Nuuk

Due to the spread of coronavirus in the capital, Naalakkersuisut has decided to impose a number of restrictions in Nuuk. The restrictions will apply until the 27th of November 2021.

Assemblies: Max 20 people

Events, activities etc. may have a maximum of 20 participants. This applies to both indoor and outdoor events.

Retail shops are exempted from this rule.

Requirements when travelling from Nuuk

People travelling from Nuuk to other places in Greenland must be fully vaccinated and must present a negative PCR test that is a maximum of 48 hours old at the time of departure.

Following the latest press conference, Naalakkersuisut, in consultation with the Office of the Medical Director of Health, has decided that restrictions for travelling out of Nuuk will apply from and including Monday 15th of November 2021.

The following people are excluded from the requirement of having to be vaccinated when departing from Nuuk, but not from the requirement of needing a negative test:

• People travelling from Nuuk to their home

• People travelling from Nuuk to their studies

• People travelling from Nuuk in connection with civil representation

• People who the National Board of Health recommend not to be vaccinated against COVID-19

• People at the age of 11 or younger

• Employees who have to carry out their work on the specific public transport

• People who travel from Nuuk to leave the country without any stopover within the country’s borders

The requirement for a test does not apply to children under the age of two years old.

It is the owner of the means of transport who must ensure that all travellers comply with the rules.

Requirement for face masks or visors: Applies to everyone at the age of 12 and over

People at the age of 12 and over must wear a face mask or visor when they are in publicly accessible premises, when they work with customer service in the retail and service industry and when they use public transportation.

The requirement for a face mask or visor does not apply to people with physical or mental impairments or anything that makes them unable to wear a face mask or visor.

Employees in the retail and service industry can use plastic screens instead of face masks or visors, to shield the contact between the customer and the employee.

Please note:

  • You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when you have received all the required vaccines and are able to document this. The National Board of Health decides which vaccinations can be approved.
  • Violations of the rules can be punished according to the law.
  • The rules do not apply to assemblies for a political purpose.
  • The rules do not apply to the court.
  • The rules do not apply to day care, schools, educational institutions
  • The rules do not apply to private homes.
  • The National Board of Health can dispense the rules

You’ll find the official announcement here.

For further information, please contact Mads Pedersen mpbr@nanoq.gl