Due to the still increasing number of people infected with Covid-19 in Denmark and worldwide, the travel restrictions for arrival in Greenland have again been updated.

The Greenlandic government has adopted a new statutory order regarding requirements for arrival in Greenland that replaces the one in force. The statutory order entered into force on 30 September 2020 and applies until 31 January 2021, providing for immediate tightening of the restrictions.

Under the new statutory order previous restrictions regarding home quarantine are reintroduced. The new requirements affect all passengers arriving in Greenland.

Greenland still allows entry, provided that a negative Covid-19 test is demonstrated and a SUMUT form has been filled out. But now the following requirements also apply when entering Greenland:
When arriving in Greenland all passengers must go in home quarantine immediately.
The passengers must be re-tested on the 5th day after arriving in Greenland. When and if the test result has shown negative, the quarantine may be ended. If the passenger is not retested, the passenger must remain in quarantine for at least 14 days after arrival.
On a press meeting on 29 September 2020, the Greenlandic health authorities commented that the test capacity in Greenland is under pressure due to the new restrictions. Therefore, passengers might expect longer waiting time on testing and test results and not all passengers can expect to be retested on the 5th day, but only as soon as possible after the 5th day after arriving.

Passengers arriving in Greenland are not allowed to enter other cities and settlements than the 10 cities and 2 settlements mentioned below, until it has been verified that the passengers are not infected with Covid-19.

The 10 cities and 2 settlements are:

Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq
– Nuuk
– Paamiut

Qeqqata Kommunia:
– Sisimiut
– Maniitsoq
– Kangerlussuaq

Kommune Kujalleq:
– Qaqortoq
– Narsaq
– Narsarsuaq

Kommune Qeqertalik:
– Aasiaat
– Qasigiannguit
– Qeqertarsuaq

Avannaata Kommunia:
– Ilulissat

Nuna Law is at your service for further advice and guidance. Please contact :

Peter Schriver
Partner, Attorney-at-law
(+299) 55 79 22

Kista Høegh Niclasen
(+299) 48 23 70