Passengers travelling to one of the below countries (as their final destination) should complete a passenger locator form via 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 and other countries require that each adult person completes an individual PLF).
For specific requirements about completion of the form please see section TRAVELLING PROTOCOLS, and select the country you are travelling to in order to read its protocol.
If you are travelling to another destination and/or you wish to check if any travel restrictions apply, please check the European Union tool titled Re-open EU by clicking here.
Travellers could be asked to provide information about:
Travellers will be asked to choose the country of destination and means of travel (airplane, cruise ship, ferry, train, bus, car).
Depending on their response travellers will either:
STEP 1: Register
Travellers must register to the EU dPLF web application by providing a valid email address and a password.
Travellers will receive a confirmation email in the email address they provided.
To validate and complete the registration travellers must click on the link sent to the declared email address.
STEP 2: Complete the dPLF
Travellers will be asked to provide information about:
STEP 3: Review and submit the dPLF
Before submission of the form the traveller will be able to preview the data they have completed and edit them if necessary. Upon completion of the digital Passenger Locator Form the travellers should press the submit button. The travellers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the dPLF.
STEP 4: Receive the QR Code
Travellers will receive the dPLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code and will be notified via email (The mail will contain the QR code and a link to download the dPLF in PDF format).
Upon arrival the traveller will be asked to show the QR Code to the Regional / Local Controller / Inspector at PoE .
Based on the information provided in the dPLF the competent authority will apply the health measures applicable in each MS.
Some countries have developed their own systems for the submission of PLFs. Some other countries are using the European dPLF system. Additionally, a country may use the national system for specific modes of transportation and use the European dPLF system for other modes of transportation.
At the first steps of the submission through the European PLF, the application will inform the traveller if he/she needs to submit a PLF through a specific country’s system or through the European dPLF system. In the first case the traveller will be prompted to visit the webpage of this country’s specific system. In any other case the traveller will continue completing the PLF through the European dPLF system.
As a general rule when the traveller uses different means of transport (ship, airplane, train, bus), then a new PLF should be completed each time the traveller boards a new conveyance (ship, airplane, train, bus) to travel to another country. As an exception, when travellers are travelling by airplane, and the travel includes connection flights in different country/countries, then only one PLF should be submitted for the final destination country. However, if the traveller gets outside of the airport, before boarding the connection flight, then a separate PLF should be completed for this country as well.
Travellers travelling with a cruise ship, will need to submit the PLF once and select as destination country the country of their final disembarkation (end of cruise). The traveller will have to complete in the electronic system the names of the ports that the cruise is calling.
Travellers travelling by car, need to submit a PLF every time they enter a country that requires submission of dPLF.