What is the purpose of the passenger location form ?

Everyone wants to go on vacation and it is important to protect oneself from any risk during a trip. If you want to spend your holidays abroad, you will have to fill in a tracking form. In Italy and in other countries of the European Union or not, the filling of a location form is required for you to travel and stay in the territory. Find out what this form is for in this article.

The purpose of the passenger location form

Filling out the passenger location form helps different countries and therefore national authorities to know the route of passengers when they take a means of transportation, such as : airplane, bus, boat and train. It allows them to be contacted in case of need. The location form has been set up to be able to track each passenger who is in a country during their stay. Passenger locator form can be filled out online or in person.

The information contained in the tracking form

Several data must be transmitted when filling out the tracking form. As mentioned on the European tracking forms, these are: personal information, travel information, contact details, means of transport, permanent address, recent accommodation, travelling companions, temporary address, contact details of a relative in case of emergency. You will get a QR code after filling in, you present it when you arrive at your final destination.

Countries covered by the location card

There are several countries in and outside the European Union that require you to fill out a tracking form. The forms of some European countries have been grouped together in a European portal; this is the case for Italy, Slovenia and Malta. For other countries that require this form, such as Spain, Greece, England, etc., please visit the national websites of each country. It is also possible to find this form on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. This site also provides other practical information before choosing to go and stay abroad.