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Travel to Greenland

Greenland allows entry. You must pay attention to a number of requirements and deadlines. See requirements and deadlines here.

Last updated: July 31st 2020

Greenland allows entry, but sets out a number of requirements for anyone wishing to enter the country.

Below you can see what you must pay attention to before departing from Greenland, test procedures, Sumut form, and how to proceed when arriving in Greenland.

Before traveling to Greenland

Avoid all unnecessary travel to and from Greenland.

COVID-19 will reach Greenland via arriving travelers, and after the peak season the vast majority of arriving travelers will be residents of Greenland returning from business trips or vacations.

For this reason, the Government of Greenland is now asking companies, authorities and citizens not to make any unnecessary trips to and from Greenland.

What are unnecessary trips?
- Vacations
- Non-mission-critical business trips
- Business trips of which the purpose can be achieved by telephone or video conference
The decision to travel is the responsibility of the individual citizen, company or authority.

Checklist prior to entry into Greenland:

Complete the SUMUT form
Book a COVID-19 test
Read more under "Test procedure in Denmark."
Bring face masks for the trip.

If you have symptoms, you should stay home — if you have visible symptoms, you will be rejected at the gate.

Missing documentation at check-in

If you arrive at check-in without the email confirming a completed Sumut form and/or documents indicating a negative test, you will not be able to board the plane.
Any additional costs for the stay will be at your own expense. You will be able to rebook your ticket for another date on which you are able to provide the necessary documents.

If you test positive for COVID-19 close to your departure date

If you test positive for COVID-19 close to your departure date, you will not be able to board the plane.
You will only be able to enter Greenland when you can provide a negative COVID-19 test.
Any additional costs for the stay will be at your own expense.
You will be able to rebook your ticket for another date on which you are able to provide the necessary documents.
Necessary documentation when traveling to Greenland

Test procedure in Denmark

If you are a Danish citizen, live in Denmark and have NemID, you must book a test via your own medical practitioner, and print your own coronavirus passport or be able to show the result from sundhed.dk on your phone.

If you reside in Greenland, are not a Danish citizen and don't have NemID, you must book a referral for a test via Rigshospitalet on : corona.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

The following must appear in the order email:


o Attach the confirmation email that you received after completing the Sumut form
o Name
o CPR number
o Phone number that works in Denmark
o Active email address
o Date of departure to Greenland
o If you wish to book a test time on www.coronaprover.dk (requires NemID, see above), or
o If Rigshospitalet will book a test site and time on your behalf, you must specify which test date and site you require

When the booking is made, Rigshospitalet will send you an email containing information about the test time and site to the email address you provided.

Test result
If you have been tested by your own general practitioner, you can see the test result on www.sundhed.dk. You can then show the result at Copenhagen Airport, for example on your cell phone.
If you booked a referral for a test via Rigshospitalet and have NemID, you can also see the result on www.sundhed.dk, which you then must show at Copenhagen Airport.
If you do not have NemID, or you cannot see your test result, Air Greenland will receive a list to look up your test result when you check in.

Content
When you send the Sumut form to Rigshospitalet, you consent to Rigshospitalet sharing your test results with Air Greenland. Air Greenland will be provided with your name, test result and test ID. The list will be sent in a secure manner, and Air Greenland will delete the list after use.

Please note, if you arrange the test yourself:
People who book a test without involving Rigshospitalet, for example through their own general practitioner or via www.coronaprover.dk, are themselves responsible for obtaining the receipt for the negative test result and for the test, as well as for making sure that the test result is ready prior to departure. Air Greenland and Rigshospitalet are NOT able to help in case of mistakes or misunderstandings with tests conducted without the involvement of Rigshospitalet.

If you have been tested somewhere other than Rigshospitalet, you must ensure that the written test result contains the following information:
• "Tested for COVID-19." Note: It must not be an antibody test.
• Name
• Date of birth
• Test date
• Test result

Please note:
If you cannot present a negative test result before departure, you are responsible for any additional costs relating to denied boarding, the subsequent rebooking of tickets, board and lodging.

If your test result is positive

You mustself-isolate immediately
You cannot board the plane.
You will only be able to enter Greenland when you can provide a negative COVID-19 test.
Any additional costs for the stay will be at your own expense.
You will be able to rebook your ticket for another date on which you are able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

When will you receive the COVID-19 test result in Denmark?

The response time for the COVID-19 test depends on whether the test is booked via Rigshospitalet or not, and where it is conducted. See more in the section "Test procedure in Denmark."

Please note:
Because the test must be performed a maximum of five days prior to departure, you will be able to depart no later than five days after the test.
Example: If the test was performed on Monday, your departure day cannot be later than Friday.


If your test result is positive

• You must go directly into isolation.
• You cannot board the aircraft.
• You can only travel to Greenland when you test negative for Covid-19
• Extra expenses for your stay are at your own expense

When will the test results be ready, when performed in Denmark
The response time to the Covid-19 test depends on whether the test was ordered via Rigshospitalet or not, as well as where it was performed.

Attention
When the test must be a maximum of 5 days (120 hours) old before departure, this means that you can travel no later than the 5th day after the test.
Example: If you have been tested on Monday, you must travel no later than Friday.


When will you receive the COVID-19 test result in Denmark?

The response time for the COVID-19 test depends on whether the test is booked via Rigshospitalet or not, and where it is conducted. See more in the section "Test procedure in Denmark."

Please note:
Because the test must be performed a maximum of five days prior to departure, you will be able to depart no later than five days after the test.
Example: If the test was performed on Monday, your departure day cannot be later than Friday.


Foreign tourists and tests

Test certificate requirement
The test must have been performed at a public clinic in a Nordic country (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands or Iceland.)
The test must be a PCR-RNA, RT-PCR or SARS-CoV-2 test.
The test must not be more than five days old (max. 120 hours).


Tourists from outside the Danish Realm must have a test carried out in one of the Nordic countries and must have obtained a negative test result which is no more than five days old. The test result must be written in Greenlandic, Danish or English.

This is to ensure that tourists will have time to take a test in their own country and still be able to travel from Denmark to Greenland within five days. If this is not possible, time to be tested in Denmark must be included in their itinerary.

Tourists in Denmark cannot use public test tents (national test centers, incl. test site at Copenhagen Airport or hospital tents), since none of these issues a test result certificate to travelers. A certificate is required at check-in with Air Greenland.

Aleris-Hamlet (https://www.aleris-hamlet.dk/helbredsundersogelser/helbredsundersogelser2/coronatest/) has been approved to conduct tests for tourists going to Greenland. Aleris-Hamlet charges a fee and is only open during weekdays.

If you cannot take the test in Copenhagen, in Iceland, in another Nordic country or your home country, you can, in extreme cases, send an application to have the test conducted in another country. The application must be sent to corona@nanoq.gl and must contain the following:

- Itinerary
- Information on the test being used (PCR-RNA, RT-PCR or SARS-CoV-2. We do not accept antibody tests)
- The justification for why the test cannot be conducted in a Nordic country — there must be an extraordinary reason for this


If this is approved, please make sure that the COVID-19 test result is written in English.

If you cannot present a negative test result before departure, you are responsible for any additional costs relating to denied boarding, the subsequent rebooking of tickets, board and lodging.

*Nordic countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

About the Sumut form

The form can be found here , and the email confirming completion of the form must be provided at check-in, either electronically or in print.

The Sumut form is a document completed by you. It contains information such as:
Your itinerary
• Your destination
• Who you will visit or live with

The form is a tool which will be used to track infection cases, if necessary.
The confirmation email for a completed Sumut form will be used as validation for entry to Greenland when booking the COVID-19 test via Rigshospitalet or at check-in at the airport.

Questions/help
Do you have questions on how to complete the Sumut form?
Contact 80 11 00

If you need access to a PC, Internet, printer, etc., you can:

Contact your nearest Greenlandic House — find contact information on www.groenlandskehuse.dk or
Contact Greenland's Representation on tel. 3283 3800 and arrange a meeting time at least two days in advance.
Public workers in Denmark may be required to work from home and public workplaces may be closed to visitors, which is why it is important to arrange a meeting time in advance.

Before departing to Greenland

The following is necessary documentation when entering Greenland

• Confirmation email for a completed Sumut form
• A test for Covid-19 with negative test results. The test have to be performed at a Scandinavian hospital – in extreme and rare cases an exemption can be granted for this. In those cases the performed test should be a RT/PCR test and the test results should be no older than 5 days from the day you are tested.

Don’t have all the required documentation?
If you show up at check-in without the confirmation email for the completed Sumut form and / or the right documentation for the performed COVID-19 test, with a negative test result, you won’t be allowed to board the plane.
Additional costs for your stay are at your own expense.

If you test positive for COVID-19 before your departure
If you test positive for COVID-19 before your departure, you will not be able to board the aircraft.
Should you still wish to travel to Greenland can this only happen if/when you have submitted a new test result that shows negative test result for Covid-19.
Additional costs for your stay are at your own expense.

Contact list for healthcare centers in Greenland
You can contact the below healthcare centers to book a COVID-19 test.
City Phone: 8 am - 4 pm Phone: After 4:00 pm
Aasiaat 89 22 11 89 22 11
Ilulissat 94 32 11 94 32 11
Ittoqqortoormiit 99 10 11 59 93 21
Kangaatsiaq 89 43 00 89 22 11
Maniitsoq 81 32 11 81 32 11
Nanortalik 61 32 11 61 32 11
Narsaq 66 12 11 66 12 11
Nuuk 34 44 00 34 44 00
Paamiut 68 12 11 68 12 11
Qaqortoq 64 22 11 64 22 11
Qasigiannguit 91 12 11 89 22 11
Qeqertarsuaq 92 12 11 89 22 11
Qaanaaq 97 10 11 94 32 11
Sisimiut 86 42 11 86 42 11
Tasiilaq 98 12 11 98 12 11
Upernavik 96 12 11 96 12 11
Uummannaq 95 12 11 95 12 11