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Greenland Travel Restrictions

70,73% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Greenland.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Greenland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Greenland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Greenland entry details and exceptions

Only the following persons can travel to Greenland:

Fully vaccinated passengers 18 years and older 2 vaccine shots, only Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson or AstraZeneca; Persons that have previously been infected with COVID19 18 years and older, able to show proof of a positive PCR test result that is at least 14 days old, but no more than 12 weeks old, at the time of travel; passengers with residence in Greenland; passengers with residence outside Greenland from 2 to 17 years old; infants less than 2 years old; All passengers 2 years and older, need to show a negative PCR test taken in a Nordic country DK, SE, NO, FI, FO or IS less than 48h old at time of check in.

A medical or FFP2 face mask is mandatory for airports and flights,A fully vaccinated person is in this case a person who has received both Covid-19 vaccinations and you must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to departure to Greenland. Greenland accepts people who have a combination of Covid vaccines.


Outgoing travel to GreenlandTravelling from South Africa to Greenland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Greenland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Citizens of the Danish Realm (Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland) can take a FREE test. Go to the test center outside the Arrival Hall (look for the signs) and line up for a PCR test. The result will be ready after 24 hours.ONLY tests from Nordic countries are accepted.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Greenland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Children over 2 years of age must be quarantined unless they have been vaccinated.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Greenland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Greenland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Greenland are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Greenland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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