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Greenland Travel Information

The Basics


Greenland covers four time zones. Most of the country is GMT -3 (GMT -2 between April and October).


Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Two-prong round plugs (Europlug) and three-prong round plugs (as typical in Denmark) are most common.


Since 2009 Kalaallisut has been the sole official language of Greenland, but the majority of the population speaks both Kalaallisut and Danish.

Travel Health

No vaccinations are required for travel to Greenland, but vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Medical facilities are limited in Greenland and travellers with serious health issues will generally need to be evacuated to Denmark, where the medical facilities are excellent. Comprehensive health and travel insurance is therefore recommended, and travellers should bring with them any prescription medication they require, in the original packaging, and accompanied by a signed doctor's note detailing what it is and why it is required.

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