Imports of animals - DOGS

It is only possible to acquire permission to import a dog into the southern part of Western Greenland. This includes the area stretching from Kangaamiut down to Cape Farewell.

It is not possible to gain permission for the importation of a dog in the area north of the 66th latitude in the Western part of Greenland. This includes Sisimiut, Kangerlussuaq and further north to Qaanaaq (Thule). The entire part of Eastern Greenland down to Cape Farewell east of the 44th western longitude is also included in the no permission zone.

The Greenlandic Representation can only issue a permission to import a dog when the following requirements have been met:

  1. Permission from your local municipality
  2. Rabiesvaccination. The dog must have had the vaccination for at least 30 days and no longer than 12 months.
  3. Vaccination certificates for distemper and parvovirus infection
  4. Health certificate from a veterinarian that has been issued within the last 14 days.
  5. Certificate confirming sterilization (female dogs only)
  6. Documentation of insurance conditions

Please note that the permission granted to import an animal into Greenland by the Greenlandic Representation shall accompany the animal to Greenland together with the certificates and/or statements that have been provided to you.