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Digital Passenger Locator Form




The Superintendence of Public Health no longer requires that  persons travelling to Malta complete the digital Passenger Locator Form. The completion of the EU-dPLF is voluntary irrespective of the country you are travelling from. All countries/zones are now classified as red.

The Malta Digital Passenger Locator is part of the EU digital PLF system and can be accessed from​


What is a Passenger Locator Form (PLF)?

A PLF is a form containing the details of persons who are travelling, by any means (such as via air travel, cruise or ferry) to go from one country to another.  
PLF’s are used by Public Health Authorities to help facilitate contact tracing in case the person is exposed to an infectious disease during their travel and need to be contacted so that they can be duly informed in a timely manner.  The aim is to protect the health of travellers and their contacts, and also to help prevent spread of disease. 
The dPLF is the same form in digital format that is filled in on-line before travelling.

Who is required to complete the digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF)?
It is no longer mandatory to complete the digital Passenger Locator form. The completion of the EU-dPLF is voluntary irrespective of the country you are travelling from. All countries/zones are now classified as Red.
The Malta digital Passenger Locator is part of the EU digital PLF system and can be accessed from

What is the procedure to complete the digital PLF in the EU-dPLF web application?
STEP 1: Access the EU-dPLF form from 

STEP 2: Register:  Travellers must register to the EU-dPLF web application by providing a valid email address and a password.  Travellers will receive a confirmation email sent to the email address they provided.  To validate and complete the registration, travellers must click on the link sent to the declared email address.

STEP 3: Complete the EU-dPLF:  Travellers will be asked to provide the following information:

Select your destination country.  Passengers travelling to Malta need to choose Malta from the drop-down screen.
Travel information: mode of transport, aircraft, cruise or ferry
Details of flight or cruise or ferry including, where applicable, airline or ship name, flight number, seat/cabin number, embarkation airport/port, destination airport/country, arrival/disembarkation/travel date and any connection flights.
Personal information: name, contact details, phone number, email address, identification details 
Permanent address details
Temporary address details (if different from permanent address)
Previously visited countries over the previous 14 days other than your permanent address
Emergency contact information (optional)
•       Uploading of recognised vaccine certificate, recovery certificate, negative pharyngeal PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta or negative Rapid Antigen Test result in the format of the EU-DCC taken within 24 hours or arrival in Malta.​

Health declaration including which countries you visited in the previous 14 days, vaccination status/recovery status/test results (with uploading of relevant documentation), your age, symptoms, quarantine details, and recent COVID-19 history. 

STEP 4: Review and submit the EU-dPLF:  Before submission of the form the traveller will be able to preview the information they have completed. 
STEP 5: Submit:  On completion of the digital Passenger Locator the passenger will receive an email with a QR code.

Who will use the information I share in the digital PLF?
The information shared in the EU-dPLF is used only by the Maltese Public Health Authorities in case this is needed to contact the person.  This information is not shared with other third parties and is protected by the General Data Protection Regulations of the EU.

Who has access to the data I share?
The information collected will be shared with a hosting service provider and application development, maintenance, and technical support providers, and the Maltese Public Health Authorities.  The information is stored and shared according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).​

Why is the information in the EU-dPLF collected?
Information in the EU-dPLF is collected for the following purposes:
For contact tracing purposes on a national and international level as necessary
To help prevent cross-border threats.
​• To implement disease prevention measures

I have travelled a lot before and was never asked to fill in this form. Why is this being done now?
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, travellers were asked to fill in a PLF only in certain scenarios in the interests of Public Health.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that it is not always possible to know who might be suffering from an infectious disease that can be transmitted to those persons nearby, and therefore this extra precaution can help improve contact with travellers at risk should this be needed. PLFs have been collected since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic.
This is no longer a mandatory requirement and is entirely voluntary.

When can I fill in the digital PLF?
Should you wish to complete a digital Passenger Locator Form, you should aim to fill in your dPLF leaving adequate time to deal with any problems you may have with filling it in. This is no longer a mandatory requirement and is entirely voluntary.
You will need to have the following documents in hand to be able to submit the form, depending on the country you are travelling from:
Your valid, recognised certificate of vaccination, OR valid recovery certificate
•       Negative nasopharyngeal PCR swab from a licensed or accredited laboratory taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta, OR negative Rapid Antigen Test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival in Malta, as per the requirements outlined on 
For any queries please e-mail​