updated: October 15, 2021
next expected update: November 01, 2021
Expected entry regulations for 2022:
We expect for travel to Greenland in 2022 that travellers will need to be fully vaccinated and that a negative PCR test taken in a Nordic country (e.g. Iceland or Denmark) might still be required to enter Greenland.
The price for a PCR test at Copenhagen Airport ranges currently from EUR 140 - EUR 240 and results will be send to your mobile device within 3-6 hours. Our recommendation is to arrive in Copenhagen latest around noon the day before flying to Greenland.
The price for a PCR test in Reykjavik is currently around EUR 50 and its results will be send to your mobile device within 24-36 hours. Therefore we recommend a two nights layover before flying to Greenland.
Current travel regulations:
Greenland is a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, therefore Denmark's entry requirements apply to Greenland as well, but can be further tightened by Greenland.
Travel regulations for Denmark:
Fully vaccinated travellers whose permanent residence is in a green, yellow or orange EU and Schengen country or a yellow or orange OECD country or a yellow third country and who have been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine in the EU are allowed to enter the country without being subject to testing and quarantine requirements.
Link to detailed regulations.
Travel regulations for Greenland:
All tourists arriving are required to be fully vaccinated and get PCR-tested in a Nordic country (e.g. Iceland, Denmark) maximum 72 hours prior to departure and to present a completed SUMUT form at flight check-in. These regulations are valid through 31 October 2021 and are subject to the further pandemic developments.
Link to official source.
Travel regulations for Iceland:
All travellers who can present a valid certificate of vaccination or of previous COVID infection can enter Iceland. Visitors will also need to show a negative Covid-19 test result before boarding. The Covid-19 test can be either PCR or rapid antigen and must be no older than 72 hours.
Link to official source.
Covid-19 situation in Greenland:
65% of the population in Greenland is fully vaccinated. In total, 645 persons were affected by Covid-19 in Greenland, and 610 of them have recovered, 35 of them are currently in quarantine. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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