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Greenland is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark but unlike Denmark, it is no longer a part of the European Union. However, Canada and Denmark have been in a cold war for years over Hans Island off the Greenland coast.

Furthermore, the countries are closer than ever to settling the decade-old spat. Irrespective of the cold war, Canadians still travel to Greenland especially for tourism, business, and trade. Statistics show that Canadians are among the Non-Greenlandic visitors that visited Greenland in 2016 for tourism.

No matter your reasons for visiting Greenland, it is important to have the right Greenland travel insurance or private medical insurance to protect you against medical emergencies, accident, hospitalization or injury in the country.

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Basic Information About Greenland

Some important information on Greenland Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Danish krone
Official language Greelandic
Capital Nuuk
Continent North America
Population Approx. 56,171
Plug type Plug type C, F, E, and K
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

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Greenland Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Greenland is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. However, since we care about your safety and security, we provide you credible and relevant information in our Travel Advice to help you in making well-informed decisions when you travel out of Canada.

Risk Level

Greenland – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

Just like every other country, Greenland decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Danish authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Before traveling, contact your transportation company to find out about passport requirements.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - Your passport should be valid for a minimum of three months beyond the date you expect to leave Greenland.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Greenland before you leave.

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Greenland Healthcare

Greenland has both public and private hospitals. While the quality of healthcare in the autonomous Danish territory is appreciable, medical treatment could be expensive. Some hospitals may also require cash payments. So, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Greenland travel insurance for the coverage you need while in Greenland.

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Greenland Travel Insurance News

Newfoundland and Labrador is notable for its awesome coastlines, rugged scenery and plentiful wildlife but in 2017 it fell short of icebergs, its most important tourist attractions.

Robert Bartlett, owner and operator of Trinity Eco-Tours that specializes in whale watching and iceberg, said that he saw less than 10 icebergs since the province’s prime iceberg season began in May but in the previous years, he saw 40 and 50 at the same time.

Bartlett explained that the icebergs are there but they are way offshore. Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism website said that 90% of icebergs that show up in the province’s coast come from western Greenland after breaking off glaciers and slipping into the sea.

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