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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.
 

 

 
Many countries also require you to produce a negative PCR or Antigen test if you are not vaccinated. However, 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: Latest update on international travel

Read: My top tips for travelling during Covid-19
 

 

 

Greece:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form online no later than 24 hours before check in. 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.

Note: Prior to boarding passengers must display the confirmation receipt for the passenger locator form submission and the response mail with a passenger locator form QR code or you will be denied boarding.

Fill out form here
 

 

 

Italy:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Passengers are required to complete two documents in advance of travel to Italy, a Passenger Locator Form, and a formal statement stating the purpose of entry into Italy. Visitors to Calabria, Puglia, Sardinia or residents returning to Campania must also complete the Regional forms listed below in the ‘Links’ section.

Fill out form here
 

 

 

Spain, including Canary Islands

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At least 48 hours before travelling to Spain all passengers must complete a Health Control Form (FCS) online or on the SpTH mobile application. Once that is completed you will receive a QR Code which is required for entry to and for the duration of your stay in Spain. If you do not provide all of the information required you will referred for a more exhaustive analysis on arrival. Each passenger must produce a valid QR code before boarding the aircraft.

Fill out form here
 

 

 

France:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Before travelling to France, passengers must complete a sworn statement that they do not show any symptom of covid-19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed covid-19 case within 14 days before the flight.

See more here

 

 

 

Portugal

 

 
 
 
 
 
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All passengers travelling to Portugal will be issued with a leaflet upon boarding their flight. Passengers must also fill out a Passenger Location Card which will be submitted to the Airports Health Authority.

Fill in form here
 

 

 

Malta:

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You MUST complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form before arrival.

Print Passenger Locator Form 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.  
 

Fill out form here
 

 

 

Croatia

 

 
 
 
 
 
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All passengers travelling to Croatia must fill in a travel announcement form online prior to check-in.

Fill out form here

 

 

 

Germany

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Passengers are required to register online, however in exceptional circumstances where online registration cannot be completed the Passenger Locator Form can be downloaded, completed and collected by cabin crew before landing in Germany.
 

 

 
Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be kept by passengers at all times and presented on request to the airline or the competent authorities. Passengers who cannot provide this information will be denied boarding.

Fill out form here
 

 

 

Turkey

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All passengers travelling to Turkey shall be issued with a Passenger Locator Form upon boarding their flight. Upon arrival in Turkey the forms must then be dropped in the provided boxes in the arrivals hall. All passengers with symptoms will be examined and tested on arrival.  

Download form here

 

 

 

UK

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Visitors MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form online before arrival. Passengers who have been in or transited through any red list country in the 10 days before their arrival in England will be denied entry.
 

 

 
British and Irish residents and those with residence rights in the UK will be allowed entry but are required to quarantine in a government-approved managed quarantine hotel for 10 days.

Fill out form here 
 

 

 
See Passenger Locator Forms for other European markets here

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

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