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Last verified: Thursday, 9. April 2020 at 07:42 AM

Greenland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Greenland

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Greenland. We detected travel advisories from one source for this country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Greenland

There are currently 11 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Greenland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Greenland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Greenland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Greenland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Greenland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/greenland

Individual rating changes for Greenland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Greenland. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Greenland changed from 0.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Greenland with a rating of 4.0.

About Greenland

Greenland with its capital Nuuk (Godthåb) is a country in North America (Northern America), slightly more than three times the size of Texas (2,166,086 km²). The country is located Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada. The climate can be described as arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters. The landscape is flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nuuk (Godthåb)
Population less than one million
Size 2.166.086 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than three times the size of Texas
Common languages Danish, English, Kalaallisut
Currency Krone (short: DKK)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +299
Internet Top Level Domain .gl
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GL
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GRL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 304

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Greenland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • including whaling and seal hunting
  • preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life
  • protection of the arctic environment

Natural hazzards

  • continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Greenland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. anorthosite
  2. fish processing
  3. gold
  4. Greenland halibut
  5. handicrafts
  6. hides
  7. mainly shrimp
  8. ruby mining
  9. skins
  10. small shipyards

Agriculture products

  1. cow
  2. fish
  3. reindeer
  4. sheep

Greenlandic Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Greenland.

Export products

  1. fish
  2. fish products

Import products

  1. food
  2. machinery
  3. manufactured goods
  4. petroleum products
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Greenland?

Greenland is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 1 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Greenland.

Is it safe to travel Greenland in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Greenland. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Greenland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 1 individual sources for Greenland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Greenland?

There are currently 11 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Greenland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Greenland.

What is the size of Greenland?

Greenland has a size of 2,166,086 km² or 836,330 mi² which is slightly more than three times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.