Portugal Passenger Locator Form, PLF
Please note! The Passenger Locator Form is no longer required for visiting Portugal. The applicable Covid-19 entry requirements changed, eliminating the need to fill out the Passenger Locator Form before departure.
Portugal Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is an online health declaration that must be completed by all incoming visitors to Portugal within 4 days of their arrival.
Portugal Passenger Locator Card requires travelers to provide details of their upcoming trip to Portugal, personal information, and contact details.
Providing the required information in the Portugal PLF helps the Portuguese Government in keeping track of any possible Covid-19 cases within the country and contacting travelers who may have gotten infected while reaching Portugal.
The Portgual PLF is easily available online and completing it takes just a few minutes. The confirmation of completing the Passenger Locator Card for Portugal arrives to each applicant via email along with their unique QR code.
Requirements for completing the Portgual PLF
To complete the Portugal PLF, travelers need:
- an active email address
- an Internet connection
- a working device
Besides the above-listed essentials, make sure to prepare your valid passport and all the details of your upcoming trip to Portugal.
How to complete the Portugal Passenger Locator Form
To start the application process locate the left-hand side panel and click on the 'Apply Online' button. Next, complete the process following these steps:
- Provide the details of your flight to Portugal, including the flight and seat number, name of the airline, date and time of the planned arrival, country of departure
- Select the exact destination you'll be arriving at (Lisboa/Porto/Faro/Tires)
- Put in your personal details, such as your name, date of birth, gender, address
- Provide the details of your passport
- Put in the address of the stay in Portugal
- Provide your contact details (email address and phone number)
- Put in the emergency contact information: name and phone number of the person that can be reached out for you for the next 15 days of your arrival in case of any emergency
After entering the required information into the online PLF Portugal application form, go through the provided information again to check it for correctness. If all details given are error-free, submit your application for approval and cover the service fee.
What happens after applying
Travelers who have submitted their Portugal Passenger Locator Forms will receive a confirmation of PLF completion via email along with their QR codes.
The confirmation arrives in PDF form and can be easily downloaded and printed or saved as an electronic copy.
Portugal border authorities check if each traveler has the confirmation of a completed Passenger Locator Card, either in electronic or paper form.
Covid-19 entry requirements in Portugal
Portugal introduced a variety of entry requirements that may differ between mainland Portugal, Azores, and Madeira, as well as based on the traveler's country of origin and/or vaccination status.
To enter the mainland of Portugal, all travelers aged 12 and over must have either:
- an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
- an antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival
- a valid test or recovery certificate
The above requirement applies to all travelers despite their vaccination status.
The currently applicable rules within Portugal include wearing face masks when in closed spaces, social distancing, hand washing, reduction in the capacity of commercial establishments, and the need to present an EU Certificate/negative test/or recovery certificate to enter bars, restaurants, gyms, or attend events.
It's best to check the current entry requirements and the applicable restrictions on the official Portugal Government website since these rules can change frequently.
Frequently asked questions
Who needs to complete the Portugal PLF?
The Portugal Passenger Locator Form must be completed by every incoming visitor to Portugal. Each traveler must submit a separate online application to receive a unique QR code necessary to enter Portugal during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Do children need to have the Portugal Passenger Locator Card?
Underage travelers also need the PLF for Portugal. Portugal Passenger Locator Form for children must be completed by their parents or legal guardians. It is the responsibility of the parent or the legal guardian to complete the form thoroughly with correct and up-to-date data.
When should I submit my application for the Portugal PLF?
The Portugal Passenger Locator Form must be completed within 4 days of entering Portugal. You can start filling out your form the moment you have all the essential travel-related details ready.
How to apply for the Portugal PLF online?
To apply for the Portugal Passenger Locator Card online, travelers must provide their personal, contact, and travel-related details in an application form. This can be done using any working device connected to the internet. Once all the data has been entered, make sure to double-check it for any errors before submitting it for approval.
How will I receive the confirmation of completing the PLF for Portugal?
After submitting your application for the Portugal Passenger Locator Form, each traveler will receive a confirmation of completing the PLF in the form of a PDF file via email. The confirmation will contain a QR code that will be checked upon arrival in Portugal.
Do I need to print the confirmation of completing the Portugal PLF?
The Portugal Passenger Locator Card does not need to be printed but it's best to have a printed copy in addition to an electronic one to enter Portugal without any issues. The printed copy can save you in case of any issues with your device or with your electronic copy of the completed PLF.
Are there any Covid-19 requirements in Portugal?
Portugal has introduced a number of Covid-19 requirements within the country with the main one being the need for every incoming person aged 12 and over to present a negative test result to enter the country. There are also several Covid-19 rules within the country, such as the need to social distance, wear masks in closed areas, and more.
What is the Clean and Safe program?
Portugal tourism board has introduced the Clean and Safe program that helps travelers recognize establishments that are safe to use among Covid. Different companies and leisure activities within Portugal receive a stamp for following the Covid-19 guidelines to help minimize the risks of spreading infections.