Article Greenland: Residents Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Eligible for Danish Corona Passports

On July 14, 2021, the Greenlandic government announced that residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Greenland are eligible to apply for a Danish Corona Passport.

According to the announcement, the passport must be requested at the Greenlandic citizen service website, sullissivik.gl. Following the request, the Danish Corona Passport will be available for download within 10 working days at the Danish Health Service website, sundhed.dk, or in the Danish Corona Passport app. The Corona Passport will include information on any COVID-19 vaccination administered in Greenland and any PCR-test taken in Denmark. However, the passport will not display information on any previous COVID-19 infections of Greenlandic residents or the results of PCR-tests taken in Greenland.

According to Kirsten Fencker, minister for health in Greenland, the Greenlandic government had taken a keen interest in securing for residents of Greenland the same access to the passport as residents of Denmark have.

As a consequence of the Danish Corona Passport rollout in Greenland, the passport will replace the Greenlandic vaccination certificates (vaccinationsattest), which can no longer be requested.

Residents of Greenland are not required to have the Corona Passport for travel to Denmark—they are by law Danish citizens and may always enter mainland Denmark. Noncitizen residents are typically allowed to travel throughout the Danish kingdom but are subject to quarantine rules. Recent travel restrictions on those entering Denmark—which required that all passengers present negative COVID-tests—exempted flights coming from within the Kingdom of Denmark (i.e., including Greenland, Faroe Island, and any Danish airport). On June 30, 2021, Greenland instituted COVID-19 travel restrictions that limited or prohibited travel to and from certain areas in Greenland.

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