FAQ n.115336

What is the digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) and when is it used?


Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs) are used by public health authorities to facilitate cross border contact tracing in case travellers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship (cruise/ferry), rail, bus or automobile. Information that travellers provide in PLFs can be used by public health authorities in the departure, transit and destination countries to rapidly contact travellers and other close contacts of an infected person, with the goal of protecting the health of travellers’ and their contacts, as well as preventing further disease spread.

Currently many states have suspended the use of the PLF. However, please consult the European Commission’s ‘Travel during the coronavirus pandemic’ page before you start your travel.

Check the web-based application ‘European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)’ for more information on the form.

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