Updated March 31, 2021

Special rules regarding travel

Below you can read which rules and recommendations you should follow when traveling to/from/in Greenland. Be aware that these can change from day to day.

We ask everyone to stay informed on the Greenland Medical Office's website

If you are affected by the travel-restrictions and you have questions regarding your flight, please call Air Greenlands Corona-hotline +299 34 33 35 or fill in the form below.

Any other inquiries regarding Air Greenland flights, please contact Air Greenlands Costumer Service via the contact form

Everyone who has a return trip to Greenland until may 2nd 2021 will automatically get a refund for their trip. This also applies to passengers departuring until may 2nd 2021.

Depending on the payment card, it can take up to 6 weeks before the money is in the cardholder's account. Be aware that the money can go in several rounds over several days.

If the ticket was purchased via a travel agent, please contact the travel agent for a refund or change of ticket.

All sales via the website and travel agencies of tickets for entry into Greenland will be closed until may 2nd 2021.
lease refer to the Corona Secretariat or Sullissivik (danish site) if you want to buy a new ticket.

The authorities have taken over the flights to Greenland, which is thus moving to emergency preparedness. This means that the authorities (Corona Secretariat) will review all travelers until may 2nd 2021. The visit takes place through (danish site).

All travel applications are assessed on the basis of a principle of necessity, which will be described as soon as possible and ensure that all socially critical functions can be maintained.

You must still have a negative Covid-19 test and a receipt on the completed SUMUT form before you can travel to Greenland. Read more about entering Greenland at or see the graphic at the end of this page.

If you have passed a negative Covid-19 test before departure and filled in the SUMUT form, you can travel to the following cities, after which you must go to quarantine:

- Aasiaat
- Ilulissat
- Kangerlussuaq
- Maniitsoq
- Nuuk
- Narsaq
- Narsarsuaq
- Paamiut
- Qasigiannguit
- Qaqortoq
- Qeqertarsuaq
- Sisimiut

Read more about rules for re-testing for further travel to settlements in Greenland which are not on the list above at

Purchase of ticket
Travelers to destinations where re-testing is required must stay in a city with a health center before continuing travel. Therefore, it is now no longer possible to buy a continuous ticket on between Copenhagen and the destinations in Greenland where re-testing is required.

If you want to buy a ticket from Copenhagen to a destination in Greenland where re-testing is required, you must buy two separate tickets. Remember that you must be able to present a new negative Covid-19 test before your further journey.

Travelers from countries outside 'Rigsfællesskabet' must book an appointment for a test in one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland) and obtain a negative test result from a PCR test that is at most 3 days old. The test result must be written in Greenlandic, Danish or English.


From 30 September 2020, all travelers are required to wear their own mask or visor which covers both nose and mouth throughout the journey. Children under 12 are exempt

The mouthpiece can be removed when eating. It is recommended to put on a new unused mouthpiece after the meal.

Travelers from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq will check-in at Air Greenland's check-in desk. It will temporarily not be possible to check-in online or at the airport self-service kiosks.

When checking in at Copenhagen Airport, be aware of the authorities' requirements when traveling to Greenland. Read more at the National Medical Board's website

Read more about Copenhagen Airport's guidelines for passengers at

In order for us to get you through check-in in Copenhagen as soon as possible, please have the following documents ready at check-in:

  • Legitimation
  • Receipt for filled out SUMUT form
  • Receipt for a negative Covid-19 test that is max 72 hours old

You can buy tickets to Denmark as usual at

We want to ask our customers to be aware that the situation with Covid-19 may change from day to day. If the authorities extend the ban on flights across the Atlantic and thus affect the customer's travel date, the customer will be refunded all his money.

You can follow this website, which will always be updated as the authorities announce it, or follow the announcements on the website of the National Medical Board website

Hygiene and comfort

First and foremost, always follow the instructions of the Police in Greenland and the Greenlandic National Board of Health and keep yourself informed. You can do that from the National Board of Health’s recommendations and information about Covid-19.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, Air Greenland is taking a variety of measures. We are following every development closely, and the safety and well-being of our passengers is our main concern. We are in close contact with the National Board of Health and follow their instructions at all times. We have reviewed our processes and contingency plans and provided additional equipment as a precaution, such as gloves for personnel and masks, as well as additional disinfectants for our aircraft.

In addition, we have extended cleaning after each flight and at our check-in counter we have set up extra handshakes. We remind all our guests to keep a good distance when traveling at the airport and follow the authorities' recommendations.

We recommend all passengers to maintain good hand hygiene and preferably travel with hand sanitizer. You can carry up to 100 ml of hand sanitizer in your hand luggage. 

If you feel unwell or ill while travelling, please contact our cabin crew or station staff if it is in transit - they are trained to take care of you.

Entertainment onborad:

To minimize the risk of infection spread. All newspapers onboard Air Greenlands flights have been removed. For digital newspapers, become a member of Air Greenlands Club Timmisa for free her

Serving food onboard:

A box of rye bread snacks, cake, butter, bun, cutlery set and cold side dish as well as half a liter of water is served in economy class, on board the Atlantic flight.

At Premium class, cold dish with salmon, cheese, warm buns and a little for the sweet tooth as well as a selection of sodas and water is served.

You must contact the cabin crew or station staff who will inform you what to do.

You can read what the symptoms of Corona infection are on the website of the Medical Examiner's Office. For health issues, please contact Naalakkersuisut's corona-hotline at +299 801100.

We ask our passengers to be aware of seat allocation on all our domestic routes with Dash-8.

The passenger's seat number will appear on the boarding pass. If you are unsure which seat you have been assigned, feel free to ask the cabin crew.

The seat allocation ensures that families and other groups can sit together on our domestic routes. At the same time, it will streamline the work rhythm of Air Greenland's staff and thus reduce the waiting time for our passengers.

The initiative has been in process since the turn of the year, but has been established per year. March 12, 2020, following the recommendation of the Greenlandic Authorities.

In general, Air Greenland follows the recommendations and restrictions issued by the Greenland authorities. The Greenland authorities are: The Police in Greenland and the National Medical Bureau.

For the Atlantic airplane, the Danish authorities' orders and restrictions apply, therefore, for example, the mask command applies on board the Atlantic airplane.