Covid-19

Updated 19. October 2020

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 www.nun.gl

From 21 July 2020, the restrictions on the number of arrivals to Greenland have been lifted.

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 www.nun.gl or see graphics at the top 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 www.nun.gl.

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 airgreenland.gl between Copenhagen and the destinations where re-testing is required.

If you want to buy a ticket from Copenhagen to a destination 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.

Read more at www.nun.gl

From Denmark to Greenland through Iceland (transit):
If you are going to travel to Greenland from Denmark through Iceland, there is no requirement for Covid-19 testing upon arrival at Keflavik from Denmark. When you are in transit in Iceland, it is a Greenlandic requirement that you must have a Covid-19 test before departure to Greenland. The test must be presented before boarding Air Greenland's flight between Keflavik and Nuuk. Please note that the negative Covid-19 test must not be more than 5 days old when flying to Greenland from Iceland. Note that from July 1, 2020, it will only be possible to take a Covid-19 test in Iceland for a fee.

Important: Before traveling to Iceland from Denmark, please fill out this form.

If you have an overnight stay in Iceland in connection with transit before further travel, the Icelandic authorities recommend that you stay in isolation at your hotel or in private accommodation until you have to fly to Greenland.
Keep up to date with the Icelandic authorities' ongoing orders and recommendations on their website.

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 are not 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 www.nun.gl

Read more about Copenhagen Airport's guidelines for passengers at www.cph.dk

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 5 days old

You can buy tickets to Denmark as usual at airgreenland.com.

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 www.nun.gl.

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 sandwich, cake and water are served in economy class, on board the Atlantic aviator.

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

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 hotline +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.