Passenger locator forms you’ll need to visit Spain, France, Italy, Greece and more this summer

With summer holidays less than one school term away and global travel getting back to normal, there’s a huge demand for trips abroad. However, despite red and orange lists being struck off in the UK and complex quarantining measures scrapped, there are still forms you’ll need to fill out if you’re visiting places like France, Turkey or Spain.

Millions of Brits are currently looking forward to much-needed holidays in the sun and coronavirus travel rules have been relaxed in many countries as part of an attempt to entice tourists from overseas. Tourism has been badly affected by the pandemic over the last couple of years, and now destinations are doing battle to attract visitors.

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While many entry restrictions have been eased or even scrapped altogether, some countries still require visitors to complete passenger locator forms. Here are the rules in some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, according to BirminghamLive.

Spain

Fully vaccinated people, plus those who can prove they’ve recovered from Covid in the last six months, do not need to complete a Spanish Health Control form. Under 12s are exempt from Spain’s testing and vaccination requirements.

Adults who aren’t fully vaccinated cannot currently travel to Spain for tourism purposes. Children aged between 12 and 17 can travel to Spain if they can provide a negative PCR test result from no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival, or a recent recovery certificate.

France

According to the Foreign Office’s travel guidance, people travelling to France may be asked to complete the EU Passenger Locator Form before boarding.

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Portugal

People travelling to mainland Portugal do not need to complete a passenger locator form. However, the UK Foreign Office’s guidance states that travellers to the Azores are required to fill out a passenger locator form before arrival, and it is also recommended that you do so when travelling 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.

Turkey

Tourists aged six and over will need to complete Turkey’s online entry form no more than 72 hours before arriving in Turkey, the UK government’s travel guidance states.

Cyprus

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 scrapped on April 18th, the Visit Cyprus website states.

Greece

Since March 15th, people travelling to Greece have not been required to complete a passenger locator form.

Italy

Adults entering or travelling through Italy as visitors are required to complete an EU Passenger Locator Form. Accompanied minors can be registered on their accompanying adult’s passenger locator form in the declaration section.

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