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Travelling During Covid-19 – Make Sure To Fill Out Passenger Locator Forms in Advance

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Travelling overseas anytime soon? Make sure you fill out the passenger locator forms before you travel to ensure you are not denied entry.

 

Most countries have introduced Passenger Locator Forms to help manage and trace Covid-19 cases, but did you know that in some cases you need to fill these out 48 hours before you fly? You may be denied boarding at the airport or refused entry to a country if you have not filled out the locator form in time.

Some countries require you to print documentation and have it with you when you arrive, while others they want you to complete the form online – even Ireland’s Passenger Locator Form needs to filled out online.

Fill out Irish Passenger Locator Form here

 

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Important information:

At the time of publication the following European countries have put these and other measures in place. However, it it important to note that the information below are guidelines only from my own personal research – policies are changing on a daily basis and need to be confirmed by you before you travel.
 

 

 
If  Covid-19 cases continue to increase we may be obliged to show negative PCR Covid-19 tests on arrival to certain European countries. This is already compulsory in many countries, with Spain introducing this measure from November 23rd. PCR tests are required to be taken within 72 hours of arrival.

It is imperative that you check with the country you are travelling to before your departure to ensure that you are following the correct entry guidelines. 

Read: What is the EU traffic light system for travel – my step by step guide.

Read: My top tips for travelling during Covid-19
 

 

 

Greece:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form online at least 24 hours before you travel. If you don’t, you will be denied boarding. One form can be completed for all members of the same household. Once completed you will receive a QR code which you will show on arrival in Greece.
 

 

 
Covid-19 tests are being carried out randomly at airports. These are spot checks and do not apply to all visitors. However, any visitor who is tested is required to self-isolate for 24 hours. If you test positive, you will be notified and will need to quarantine for 14 days. Passengers arriving from high risk countries have to provide a Covid-19 negative molecular test (PCR) result,  performed up to 72 hours before entering the country.

Fill out form here
 

 

Italy:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory self-declaration form. This my be collected on the aircraft or handed to officials on arrival. Additional registration is required for travel to Sardinia.
 

 

 
Passengers travelling from high risk countries, which currently include Spain, Greece, Croatia and Malta, have to present a negative C-19 test (performed up to 72 hours before departure) or declare that they will complete a C-19 test within 48 hours after their arrival in an Italian health centre.

Print form here
 

 

 

Spain, including Canary Islands

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form online 24 hours before departure, paper forms will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. When you fill out the form, you will receive a QR code which you will need to show on arrival.

Spain will require a negative PCR test certified by health authorities within 72 hours of  arrival. This will come into effect from November 23rd.  
 

 

Fill out form here
 

 

 

France:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form and sign a statement confirming you have no Covid-19 symptoms. These may be collected on the aircraft or handed to authorities on arrival.

Print health form here

Print Passenger Locator form here
 

 

 

Portugal

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form which can be handed to authorities on arrival. Visitors are subject to temperature checks on arrival and anyone with a high temperature may be tested for Covid-19.

Additional measures are required if travelling to the Azores and Madeira, including a negative PCR Covid-19 test that was taken 72 hours before departure.

Print form here
 

 

 

Malta:

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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form AND a Public Health Declaration before arrival. These will be collected on the aircraft or in the terminal building when you arrive. Passengers arriving from high risk countries should present a negative PCR test taken within 72hrs before arrival. Passengers who fail to produce a negative test may be subject to testing on arrival or quarantine.

Print Passenger Locator Form here

Print Public Health Declaration here
 

 

 

Cyprus:

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You MUST complete a mandatory Flight Pass at least 24 hours before departure, if you don’t you will be denied boarding. Everyone travelling must complete a separate form, including children. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email, which you’ll need to show when you arrive in Cyprus.
 

 

 
Covid-19 tests are being carried out on passengers at random. The tests are free of charge and you will receive the results by text message within 48 hours. If you test positive, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a hotel – this will be arranged and paid for by the authorities in Cyprus.
 
Note: residents from selected countries are required to show a negative PCR Covid-19 test on arrival. Currently (9th August 2020) Ireland is not required to do this, as we are on the Category A list, however this is subject to change as the list is updated weekly. See more country categories here.

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Croatia

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory form online before you travel. You will also be required to present a Passenger Locator Form on arrival. 

Fill out form here

Print Passenger Locator from here
 

 

 

Germany

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You must complete a mandatory passenger locator form, which will be collected on board the aircraft. Passengers returning from risk areas including Ireland, have to undergo PCR test upon arrival. 

Download form here
 

 

 

Turkey

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All visitors must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before entry, this will be collected on arrival in Turkey. All passengers with symptoms will be examined and tested on arrival.

Download form here

 

 

 

UK

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Visitors (excluding Rep of Ireland Channel Islands and Isle of Man citizens) MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form online before arrival. Visitors arriving from high risk countries may be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Fill out form here 
 

 

 
See Passenger Locator Forms for other European markets here

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

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