Do I need to provide a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK?
Travelling to Harwich from Hook of Holland: All travellers arriving to the UK from continental Europe from a country not on the approved list (including the Netherlands) are required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival unless exempt. Before travelling, all passengers are required to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form online and must provide contact details, travel details and the address where they will be visiting/staying. Forms can be submitted up tol 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK. You must take a digital or printed copy of the completed form with you when you travel and have the option to print if needed.
All other routes to the United Kingdom: You do not need to complete the form or self-isolate if you’re travelling from within the United Kingdom or from within the Common Travel Area (CTA), which includes the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, and you were there for 10 days or more. If you have arrived into the Common Travel Area within 10 days of travelling to the United Kingdom, you must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before travelling. You must take a digital or printed copy of the completed form with you when you travel and have the option to print if needed.
It is your responsibility to provide these details. The UK Border Force will be undertaking checks and could refuse entry. If you are refused entry, you will be required to cover the cost of travel with us back to your port of departure at your own expense.
You and the people you’re travelling with must all complete a separate form. If you are travelling with someone under 18 years old, they do not need their own form as long as you will arrive and leave together and will stay at the same UK address. If this is the case, an adult staying at the same address should add the details to their form.
The latest information and guidance on these measures can be found at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control and exemptions for self-isolation are here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules.
Travelling to the Republic of Ireland : All passengers (unless exempt) will require evidence of a completed COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form, and where applicable evidence of a Mandatory Hotel Quarantine booking to board.
Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas, including Irish citizens, are legally required by the Irish authorities to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. It is a penal offence not to complete the form in the manner specified and this form is only be available online to complete in electronic format. All passengers will be required to present evidence of a completed COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form as a pre-boarding requirement when travelling to Ireland. It is an offence to provide false or misleading information on the form. The Online Passenger Locator Form can be accessed here, and takes just a couple of minutes to complete on a computer, mobile phone or other device. Following completion of the form you will be issued with an email receipt. Please note: in the mandatory field titled 'Flight or Ferry number', please enter 'N/A'.
Further information in relation to the passenger locator form is available here www.gov.ie/locatorform.
Passengers will be able to fill out the form during the 48 hours prior to their arrival in the country.
You are obliged by law to present your email receipt or a completed printed version of the form to an officer at your point of entry to the State.
During the 14 days following your arrival the information on the Form may be used:
- to provide you with public health information;
- to contact you to verify that the information on the form is correct; and
- for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Every passenger aged 16 or over is legally required to complete the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. This includes Irish residents and passengers arriving from locations on the 'Green list'. Details of children under the age of 16 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them.