How to fill in the UK passenger locator form

How to fill in the UK passenger locator form

This article was updated by the Great British Mag content team on 25 August 2021

If you are travelling to the UK, you will need to take certain steps due to Covid-19 which may include self-isolating for 10 days and providing your journey and contact details by completing an online passenger locator form 48 hours before you travel to the UK.

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What do I need to complete the form?

To complete the passenger locator form you will need to have the following documents handy:

  • Passport (for passport number and other information)
  • Name of the airline, train or ferry company
  • Booking reference numbers for covid-19 tests that you must take after arrival
  • Phone number
  • Arrival airport, station or port
  • Arrival date and time
  • Flight, train or bus number
  • Quarantining address if applicable
  • Quarantine hotel address if applicable
  • Emergency contact

How do I complete the form?

You need complete the form online—do not print it off and complete with a pen. You will have to create an account and fill in all the details. Once you have finished you will get a confirmation email with a document that has a QR code that you can save to your phone or print.

Border Force officers will use the QR code at the top of the document to check you have completed the form successfully.

Why do I need to complete this form?

The government will use the information you give to contact you if someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms.

Is there a charge for the form?

No, the UK Government is not charging any fees to process this form and as it is a simple form you should be able to complete it yourself in a few minutes, you just need internet access and a phone or computer.

Should I complete this form if I have already completed a similar form in another country?

Yes, before entering the UK you must complete this form. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to enter the country, being delayed at the airport or receiving a fine.

What happens if I do not complete the form?

You must complete the form. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to leave the airport and possibly getting a fine of up to £100.

How long with this requirement be in place?

The Covid-19 policies are being reviewed regularly by the UK government.

You may also want to read:

10 ways to survive quarantine.

How to travel to the UK safely during Covid-19

The ultimate UK packing list