How does it work?
The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) must be filled out by anyone traveling to Belgium from a very high risk country. You must complete the PLF within 6 months before your arrival in Belgium, even if you are fully vaccinated and regardless of whether you are traveling to Belgium directly or indirectly.
You will receive a confirmation email with a pdf of your completed PLF, which includes a QR code and your completed travel details. You show this document to the carrier.
Read more on rules when arriving in Belgium.
If you are travelling with a carrier, it is always advisable to complete the PLF form at least 6 hours before leaving for Belgium. The FPS Public Health cannot be held responsible for technical problems, in case the website is not accessible and a QR code is not available on time because of the late completion of the PLF form.
Attention: if the police services suspect that the PLF or COVID-19 certificate have been falsified, an official report will be drawn up. This official report will be forwarded to the public prosecutor. This is considered to be a serious offence with fraudulent intent. The coronavirus strategy depends on the authenticity of these documents. A direct summons to appear before the criminal court will be issued where there is sufficient proof of fraud whilst accounting for any mitigating circumstances.
Frequently askes questions
When do I have to fill in the document?
You must fill in the document within 6 months of your scheduled arrival in Belgium. The FPS Public Health cannot be held responsible for technical problems, in case the website is not accessible and a QR code is not available on time because of the late completion of the PLF form.
What if I don't have a smartphone, laptop, ...?
If you do not have a smartphone, laptop, …, you can print your PLF on paper and carry it with you when you travel.
I don’t have Internet access at my holiday home, how can I complete the form?
If you don’t have Internet access at your holiday home, you can request Internet access at Reception where you’re staying, at a tourist office, at a local catering establishment with WiFi or from someone you know. You can fill in the document within 6 months of your scheduled arrival in Belgium.
How can I fill in the document if I do not know my seat number on the aircraft in advance?
You can fill in the form a few hours before departure. Make sure that you arrive at the airport well in advance so that you can fill in the form correctly. Once you have completed the form, you will see a confirmation page with a QR code. Keep this (e.g. by taking a screenshot).
What can I do if I do not receive the confirmation mail on time?
It may happen that you do not receive the confirmation mail on time. In this case you can take a screenshot of the confirmation page and show it when you board.
Will I receive a confirmation email or text message?
After you have completed the form you will receive a confirmation email with the QR code. You will not receive a confirmation SMS. You will only receive an SMS when you have indicated that you are returning from a red zone. This may take several hours. The first text message will confirm your return from a red zone. The second text message will contain your code with which you can be tested. This code can also be used to get the test refunded.
If my test is positive abroad, do I have to be quarantined abroad?
When you test positive abroad, you follow the measures imposed by the local authorities.
What should I do if I am in transit or staying in several countries?
You can enter up to 5 destinations on the PLF document where you have stayed for the last 14 days. If you have crossed a country without stopping there, do not indicate this.
What if I take several means of transport or have to change?
If the transfer takes place by aeroplane, indicate your flight number at the end of the document. If you are taking different means of transport, indicate the means of transport you last used for your return to Belgium.
Do children have to fill in the PLF?
- Everyone over the age of 12 completes their own PLF. They will have their own notifications with actions to follow, if applicable.
- Children under 12 years of age are added to their parent/guardian/responsible person’s PLF. Upon arrival in Belgium, they follow the measures together with their parents, except for testing. They do not need to be tested, but do follow the same quarantine as their parents, if their parents need to be quarantined.
- Children under 12 years of age traveling alone (unaccompanied minor) complete their own PLF.
Does each member of a group (e.g. the youth movement) have to fill in the form?
A separate form must be completed for each passenger aged 12 years and over. The details of children under the age of 12 must be filled in on the form of an accompanying adult, if this is the case. 10 children unter the age of 12 can be added on the form of an adult. If children under the age of 12 are travelling alone, they must also fill in a form.
What happens to my data?
The data will be retained for 28 days and then destroyed, in accordance with the general provisions on data protection (GDPR). The Passenger Locator Form can help to contact you if you came into contact with an infectious disease. The data will be used to contact you within 14 days of your arrival. The data may also be used to contact confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19.