On March 1, Greenland adopted a new Alcohol Act prohibiting alcohol advertising, limiting sales times and requiring alcohol to be delimited from other goods in the store. The new Alcohol Act is based on WHO recommendations for effective alcohol policy, such as limiting visibility, availability and marketing of alcohol. It’s written on the Greenland government on its website. The act enters into force on January 1, 2019. It applies to all alcohol with strength of 2.25 percent and includes all sales and serving. In Greenland, alcohol is sold in regular stores, but from January 1, alcoholic beverages should be shielded from other goods in the shop. Marketing will no longer be allowed, although it is not forbidden to expose trademarks. The advertising ban also applies to the internet.
All sales will take place on weekdays between 09:00 and 18:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00. Alcohol service is limited and will only be allowed Monday – Thursday and Sunday 12: 00-24: 00 and Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 03:00. No serving is allowed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Young people under the age of 18 may not be staying in places where alcohol is served after 20:00.The serving sites must apply for permits, and staff serving alcohol must undergo a responsible alcoholic course. It will no longer be possible to serve alcohol along with pick-up. At concerts and other events, alcohol with a higher alcohol content than 16 percent may not be served. The act also requires all workplaces with more than one employee to produce an alcohol policy.