Fill in your passenger locator form

You must complete a passenger locator form online before you arrive in the UK. You must complete the form even if you are only transiting through the UK.

You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. It’s free to submit the form.

If you’re travelling on a cruise that lasts 19 days or less, submit the form in the 48 hours before boarding. If your cruise is longer, you can submit the form while travelling.

You’ll need to show your form when you check in to travel or board your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

You can also use this service to:

  • set up an account to save your details if you travel frequently
  • sign in to your account to edit and submit an unfinished form
  • prove your vaccination status, if you’ve been fully vaccinated in the UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and quarantine rules

Before you complete the passenger locator form you’ll need to book any tests you need to take after you arrive in the UK.

You might also need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before you travel to the UK. It depends on whether you’re fully vaccinated and where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive.

Read an overview of all the rules if you’re travelling to England from abroad.

If you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

Check the testing and quarantine rules if you’re:

When you do not need to complete the form

You do not need to complete the passenger locator form if you’re travelling from one of the following places:

  • UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man

You must not have been outside the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the 10 days before you arrive. If you have, you must fill in the passenger locator form.

You do not have to complete the form if your job means you’re exempt.

What you’ll need

To complete the form you’ll need:

  • your passport details or the travel document you’ll use when you arrive at the UK border
  • your travel details, including times and dates
  • the address where you will stay in the UK (if applicable)
  • booking reference numbers for any COVID-19 tests you must take after arriving in the UK
  • the invoice number for your quarantine hotel booking if you need one
  • to prove your vaccination status, and say where you were vaccinated

If you’re arriving in England and using Test to Release, you’ll also need the name of the test provider you booked with.

If you were vaccinated in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man

You can use this service to prove your vaccination status.

If you choose to do this, you’ll need to provide a scan or screenshot of the QR code from your valid vaccination certificate.

Your vaccination certificate will be one of the following:

You may still be asked to show your vaccination certificate to prove your vaccination status when you travel.

If you choose to not use this service, you must use your vaccination certificate to prove your vaccination status before you board your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Complete the passenger locator form online

You can include multiple journeys in your form if you’ll enter the UK more than once in a 48-hour period.

It is a criminal offence to provide false or deliberately misleading information when filling out your passenger locator form. You could be fined, imprisoned or both if you do not provide accurate details about the countries you have visited in the 10 days before you arrived in the UK.

After you complete the form you will receive a QR code via email. You can print this out or show it on your phone as proof of completion.

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What you need to know

The information you give will be used to contact you if someone you travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms. It may also be used to check that you are following the quarantine rules that apply to you.

Your information will be kept for 42 days then deleted, unless it’s needed for related work.

If you create an account, the information you’ve saved will be kept for up to 6 months from the date you last signed in. Your account and all the information stored in it will then be deleted.

Your information will be used in line with the privacy policy.

If you’re travelling with other people

Each adult must complete their own form.

You can include someone under 18 years old who is travelling with you on your form, if you are staying together at the same UK address.

If you’re entering Scotland, they must be under 16.

If you need to update your details

If any of your information changes after you have submitted your form, for example your travel details or contact information, you must complete a new form.

If you need help completing the form

You can call the passenger locator form helpline.

Calling from the UK

Passenger locator form helpline
Telephone: 0800 678 1767
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Calls are free of charge

Calling from outside the UK

Passenger locator form helpline
Telephone: 0044 207 113 0371
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Call charges depend on the network provider