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Passenger Locator Form

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced many countries to implement additional safety measures to protect people's health.

One of these security measures is the introduction of online travel and health registration, which is mandatory for all incoming visitors, often even for citizens of the aforementioned countries.

This medical record is often called the passenger locator form, while some countries apply their own names, such as:

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Are Passenger Locator Forms mandatory

In most cases, it is required to complete a Passenger Locator Form unless the traveler is from the country they intend to visit or their specific circumstances require otherwise.
 
PLF is currently part of the list of mandatory documents for many countries around the world and must be presented when crossing borders.
 
Some destinations consider failure to complete a PLF when required to be an offense and impose fines for failure to comply with the latest regulations.
 
Usually, the country that requires you to complete the health declaration online will issue a QR code or PDF confirmation to fill out the PLF and require you to present said confirmation or this code upon arrival, sometimes even in paper.
 
To check if you need PLF before arriving at your chosen destination, check that country's most recent entry requirements.

Requirements to complete a Passenger Locator Form

There are minimal requirements needed to be met to complete a PLF in a selected country.

Since PLFs are available online, travelers simply need to have:

  1. An active email address
  2. A valid passport/ID
  3. Connection to the internet
  4. Working device to complete the PLF (phone/laptop/PC/tablet)
Additionally, you will need basic information about your upcoming trip abroad, such as accommodation address, departure and arrival dates, traveling companions, purpose of visit, etc.
 
Other necessary information includes your personal information and contact information, such as full name, date of birth, address in your country, phone number and email address.
 
Some PLFs require answering several health-related questions to find out the traveler's health status and assess their situation based on their answers.
Questions may ask about experiencing specific symptoms, such as cough or fever, or whether the traveler has recently been exposed to someone who may be infected with Covid-19.

In some cases you may also need:

  1. Your vaccination certificate
  2. A negative Covid-19 test result

How to apply for a PLF

Passenger locator forms are available online and can be easily completed in minutes from home using any preferred internet-connected device.

All you have to do is:

  1. Choose the country you plan on visiting
  2. Provide the required details into an online application form within the required time frame (usually 72 hours of arrival)
  3. Double-check the given information to make sure it’s correct and up-to-date
  4. Cover the service fee
  5. Wait for approval

Once your Health Declaration request has been processed, you will receive a PDF confirmation via email, most with a unique QR code issued.

Countries that require completing a Passenger Locator Form before departure

The following countries require travelers to complete a PLF online before their departure and present confirmation of its completion on arrival to grant a successful entry:

  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Bahamas
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam
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