US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in Greenland due to COVID-19. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.
None (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark); +(45) 3341-7100; EMER: +(45) 3341-7400; US Embassy Copenhagen, Dag Hammarskjöld's Ale 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters
Danish kroner (DKK)
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F, K
Greenlandic (West Greenlandic or Kalaallisut is the official language), Danish, English
Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs
UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October; note: Greenland has four time zones
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Ilulissat Icefjord & Jakobshavn Glacier; Ilulissat Museum; Nuuk Art Museum; Kangerdlugssup Glacier; Qagortoq
Soccer, track and field, handball, skiing
The national dish of Greenland is 'suaasat,' a traditional Greenlandic soup often made from seal, whale, reindeer, or seabirds and seasoned with salt and pepper, or bay leaf. The soup often includes onions and potatoes and is thickened with rice or barley. While eating in Greenland, it is customary to keep one's hands visible even when resting. So wrists are often laid on the table.
All prices include tips and gratuity, but you may round up for good service.
Bone, antler, or soapstone carvings; gemstones including tugtupite; bead and pendant necklaces; beauty products; leather goods; local berry, meat, and fish items
Suaasat — a soup made from seal, whale, reindeer, or seabirds, often including onions and potatoes, and seasoned with salt and pepper or bay leaf; the soup is often thickened with rice or by soaking barley in the water overnight
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022