Travellers arriving into the UK – both UK nationals and foreign visitors – are required to complete a new online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) which asks for contact and passport details, along with further information about your journey required if returning to the UK.
What the PLF is for
This is used for contact tracing purposes in case you or someone you've travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms. If you are required to self-isolate, the details will be used to check you are self-isolating at your stated address.
All travellers arriving from any overseas country (apart from Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands) must complete the form.
The form must then be submitted online no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in the UK, Anyone travelling from and then returning to the UK should complete and submit the form whilst abroad in most cases, although you can part complete it in advance (maximum 7 days) and then save the details for submission later.
The form can be found here: gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
To complete the form, you will need:
- your passport details
- the name of the airline, train or ferry company you’re travelling with
- the name of the company organising your tour group - if you’re travelling as part of a tour group
- your booking reference
- the name of the airport, port or station you’ll be arriving into
- the date you’ll be arriving
- your flight, train, bus or ferry number
- the address you’ll be staying at for your first 14 days in the UK
- details of someone who can be contacted if you get ill while you’re in the UK
If you’re travelling by Eurostar or Eurotunnel, put ‘Eurostar’ or ‘Eurotunnel’ when the form asks ‘What is the flight number, train service or ship name that you will arrive on?’ along with your scheduled time of departure.
How to present the form
Upon arrival, you will need to show your completed form at the UK border, either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone.
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