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UK and Ireland Passenger Locator Form Rules

I will apologize for posting what I ought to be able to find, but I admit to being completely befuddled heading into our UK + Ireland trip in mid-April. We are fully vaccinated with boosters in November. We are flying first to Edinburgh from Philadelphia, connecting in Heathrow.

Question 1 - Are we filling out an England locator or a Scotland locator? And, at what point do we show this? Boarding in Philadelphia? Border control in Heathrow?

Question 2 - After 8 days, we are taking the ferry over to Belfast. Do we now need a new locator form for Northern Ireland?

Question 3 - After another 4 days, we are riding the bus from Belfast to Dublin, as we fly home form Dublin two days after. And I cannot figure out if we now need a locator form for Ireland, as we are not entering by air or sea. Any ideas?

Question 4 - It appears every one of these wants our cellphone number. We do not travel with any cell phones. Are we supposed to just give a number for each initial place of lodging?

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by
14597 posts

1) There is just one locater form.

2) No

3) Not sure

4) The locater form is not to tell them where you are but to let them know how to contact you.

Posted by
32239 posts

number 4) the purpose of the exercise is to be able to find you (Track and Trace is the government office doing that) if you are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case so that you can be tested and prevent the spread. It should be a phone they can call and speak to you or send a text message.

Posted by
2672 posts

So who will be looking for the proof (QR code) where/when?

Posted by
14597 posts

So who will be looking for the proof (QR code) where/when?

You will have to show it to your airline before boarding your flight to London. You might be asked for it as you go through immigration at Heathrow as well. That's it.