updated: May 3, 2021
next expected update: June 1, 2021
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:
Denmark announced its opening strategy for the summer on 16.04.21. It is expected that Denmark will enter already Phase 4 of its opening as early as June 26, 2021. This means that with the help of the EU Corona vaccine passport a tourist entry should be possible, insofar as the vaccine passport can prove a vaccination, a negative test or an earlier infection. This is though currently only valid for people from the EU or other Schengen countries.
Link to a translated English version of the government agreement.
Travel regulations for Greenland:
Starting from May 3rd, travel to Greenland is reopened with a limited amount of flights from Denmark. All people arriving, even those wo are vaccinated, are required to be tested maximum 72 hours prior to departure and need to go directly into quarantine at their end-destination. To end quarantine a negative test on the fifth day of quarantine is required. This regulation is valid until and including 31 May 2021.
Link to official source.
Travel regulations for Iceland:
As of April 1, 2021 all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit a vaccination certificate or a certificate of a prior infection will only be required to undergo one screening test for COVID-19 at the border upon arrival to the country and are exempt from quarantine if the test is negative.
Link to official source.
Covid-19 situation in Greenland:
In Greenland there are very few Covid-19 cases. In total, 31 persons were affected by Covid-19 in Greenland, and 31 of them have recovered (as of April 30, 2021). 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. Greenland has started vaccination against Covid-19 in early January 2021 and it is assumed that the majority of the population has been offered a vaccine in August/September.
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