Conditions for entry into Greenland

To be permitted to enter Greenland, you must either be fully vaccinated or a resident of Greenland or you are relocating to Greenland.

When you intend to travel to Greenland, you must remember to do the following:

  • Fill out a SUMUT form: www.sumut2020.gl
    • Bring the receipt showing that you have filled out the SUMUT form (either a hard copy or in an e-mail) and present it when requested by personnel.
    • You must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test from a Nordic country that is maximum 72 hours old from the time of departure and have valid documentation showing this.

Bring a face mask for the journey and wear it during the journey, on the plane and in the airport.

Who can enter Greenland?

Persons who are two years old or older and who can document one of the following three things, can enter Greenland by air:

  • If you are a resident of Greenland, you must document this with a certificate of residence.¬†You can download your certificate of residence at sullissivik.gl.
    • If you are about to fly to Greenland, you must be able to document that you have a job or a home in Greenland. For example, you can use a rental contract, a contract of employment or a letter from your coming employer as proof.
  • If you are not a resident of Greenland and are 15 years old or older, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are able to provide documentation proving this. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your last dose of the vaccine.
  • If you are not a resident of Greenland and are between the ages of two years old and 14 years old, you must be able to provide a negative PCR test that is at the most 72 hours old at the time of departure.

In addition, you must meet the requirements relating to a negative PCR test that is at the most 72 hours old and be able to provide a receipt showing that you have filled in and submitted a SUMUT form.

If you have previously been infected with COVID-19 and can provide documentation showing a positive result from a PCR test, which at the time of arrival is at least 14 days old and at the most 12 weeks old, then the rules that apply to fully vaccinated persons apply to you.

Persons who enter Greenland by sea and arrive at a harbour or port in Greenland and go onto land, are considered to be persons entering the country if the ship at the most 14 days before arrival in Greenland, docked in a foreign harbour or port, including in Denmark or the Faroe Islands, or if the ship has received persons on board from these places.

Persons who stay on board the ship while the ship is in the port or harbour in Greenland, are subject to the same requirements relating to the wearing of face masks or face shield visors if they are in contact with people from land within a distance of 2 m.

Persons on board ships that have not docked in a foreign harbour or port, including in Denmark or the Faroe Islands, within 14 days before arrival in Greenland, are not considered infected with COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.

Passenger ships, including cruise ships and pleasure boats may not arrive in Greenland if within 14 days before arrival they have docked in a foreign port or harbour, including in Denmark and the Faroe Islands or if the vessels have received persons on board from those places.