Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2, TUI: the passenger locator forms you’ll need to visit Spain, France, Italy, Greece and more this summer
With summer holidays less than a school term away and global travel returning to normal, there is a huge demand for overseas travel. However, despite the removal of red and amber lists in the UK and the removal of complex quarantine measures, there are still forms to fill in if you visit places like France, Turkey or Spain.
Millions of Britons are currently looking forward to a well-deserved vacation in the sun and coronavirus travel rules have been relaxed in many countries as part of a bid to attract foreign tourists. Tourism has been hit hard by the pandemic over the past two years, and now destinations are scrambling to attract visitors.
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While many entry restrictions have been relaxed or even removed, some countries still require visitors to complete passenger locator forms. Here are the rules at some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, according to BirminghamLive.
Fully vaccinated people, as well as those who can prove they have recovered from Covid within the past six months, do not need to complete a Spanish health check form. Children under 12 are exempt from Spanish testing and vaccination requirements.
Adults who are not fully vaccinated cannot currently travel to Spain for tourist purposes. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can travel to Spain if they can provide a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours before arrival, or a recent certificate of reinstatement.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel guidelines, people traveling to France may be asked to complete the EU Passenger Locator Form before boarding.
People traveling to mainland Portugal do not need to complete a passenger locator form. However, UK Foreign Office guidelines state that travelers to the Azores are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival, and it is also recommended that you do so when traveling to Madeira or Porto Santo.
You can find the passenger locator form for Madeira or Porto Santo here, and a health form for the Azores here.
Tourists aged six and over will need to complete Turkey’s online registration form no later than 72 hours before arriving in Turkey, according to UK government travel guidelines.
Passenger locator forms are no longer required when entering the Republic of Cyprus (different rules may apply in Northern Cyprus, which the UK does not recognise). This requirement was removed on April 18, the Visit Cyprus website says.
Since March 15, people traveling to Greece are no longer required to complete a passenger locator form.
Adults entering or traveling through Italy as visitors must complete an EU Passenger Locator Form. Accompanied minors can be recorded on the Accompanying Adult Passenger Locator Form in the declaration section.