updated: September 18, 2020
Current travel opportunities to Greenland:
Greenland is a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark has opened its borders to most EU & Schengen countries as well as to selected countries outside the Schengen area, an up-to-date list can be found here. Travellers from these countries are permitted to transit in Denmark to reach Greenland. Denmark's entry requirements therefore also apply to Greenland with the following additional specifications.
On June 15, 2020 Greenland started to open its borders cautiously in stages. The second stage began on July 21, which allows travellers from the above mentioned countries to visit 10 major towns and touristic places (e.g. Ilulissat, Nuuk, Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq) without the necessity of quarantine measures. Upon check-in at the departure airport (Copenhagen or Reykjavik) the following must be shown in order to be permitted entry to Greenland: a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, not older than 5 days, and a completed form, containing information of the trip. The lab where the test was made, needs to be approved by the Greenlandic authorities. Currently, PCR tests from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are accepted. It is recommended that you take the test in Copenhagen if you are flying from Copenhagen and in Iceland if you are flying to Greenland from Reykjavik. We are more than happy to provide you with detailed information about the exact procedures for arranging test appointments, the associated waiting times and specific transit regulations. As Greenland experts, we are on hand with help and advice for you in all matters of detail, so that you can start your adventure in Greenland untroubled.
Covid-19 situation in Greenland:
In Greenland there are currently no active Covid-19 cases (as of September 17, 2020). In total, 14 persons were affected by Covid-19 in Greenland, and they have all recovered. The reopening for entry to Greenland started with all due caution in order to keep Covid-19 infections as low as possible. Greenland as the world's largest island with about 85% of its territory covered by ice only has a tiny population of around 56.000 inhabitants who need to be protected. They are living in small towns and settlements far away from each other. There usually is a hospital in the towns and a nursing clinic in the settlements, and the national hospital in the capital Nuuk.
Traveling in Greenland during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Travellers that visit Greenland are characterised by their love of nature and the great outdoors. They want to experience the vastness of the country most commonly on an individual basis. 90 percent of Greenland Tours’ adventurers are travelling the country individually, meaning as singles, couples, family or small groups of friends, the remaining 10 percent travel in small organised hiking groups. Responsible and considerate travel has always been important to us and our adventurers. We are therefore providing detailed information on all measures taken by the Greenlandic government to continue to protect both locals and travellers.
Flexible booking conditions:
You would like to plan and book your Greenland adventure with us, but feel insecure in regard to the further developments concerning the Corona virus. Please feel free to request your desired tour and we will send you information about possible flexible booking conditions along with your individual offer.
We are there for you:
Our Greenland experts are available Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:00 Central European Standard Time. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at +49 30 364 283 630. We will be more than happy to assist you with any of your questions.
Your Greenland Tours Team