Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs) are used by public health authorities to facilitate contact tracing in case travellers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship, rail, bus or automobile. Information that travellers provide in PLFs can be used by public health authorities in destination countries to quickly contact travellers, with the goal of protecting the health of travellers and their contacts, as well as preventing further disease spread.
Usness of Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs)
Countries that require completion of PLF are currently using paper-based passenger locator forms or have developed national online platforms. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a web application for a European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) was established to facilitate the use of PLFs during cross-border health threats. This digital format will allow for easier and more quick data collection and exchange between stakeholders, making contact tracing more effective and efficient. For more information, visit the site https://passengerlocatorform.us/
In the future, travelers entering a country that choose to use the European dPLF web application through air, maritime, or land (train, bus, car) transport means may be asked to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form for their travel using the European dPLF web application.
Who has to complete the digital Passenger Locator Form?
Passengers travelling to one of the below countries (as their final destination) should complete a passenger locator form through the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)
Each country has its own policy regarding who must complete the PLF (some countries choose in case a family is travelling together, only one member of the family must complete the PLF but other countries require that each adult person completes an individual PLF).