Passenger Locator Form Required for Arrivals from Dec 20

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UPDATE: The PLF is no longer required.

Starting from December 20, 2021, everyone who enters Romania must fill in the digital form for entry in Romania (namely the Digital Passenger Locator Form – PLF), a document that has been already adopted by 18 EU Member States, and regulated, as of today, by the Government of Romania as well.

What is the digital form for entry in Romania?

The form is a document that shows the countries and areas where a person traveled before entering Romania.

This form is needed to protect our health and the health of our peers, because it is a useful tool which makes the epidemiological investigations and health measures more efficient, for the benefit of the entire population.

Based on the data included in the form, the public health departments will be able to more easily identify and contact people who have come into contact, during their journey, with a citizen infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

What information does the digital form for entry in Romania contain?

  • Name and surname, identification and contact details;
  • Country, region and locality from where the respective individual  traveled to Romania, including those transited;
  • Destination locality and address in Romania;
  • Means of transport used to travel to Romania;
  • Date of entry into Romania;
  • Data of accompanying under age individuals, if applicable.

Who has to fill in the digital form for entry in Romania?

The form is filled in by all persons who enter Romania and travel by plane, train, on road or on sea.

Where can I access the digital form for entry in Romania?

The digital form can be generated electronically through the https://plf.gov.ro platform, developed by the Special Telecommunications Service based on the operational requirements of the Ministry of Health.

A user can issue the form after authenticating with an e-mail address where the user will receive an access link. Then, the user must fill in the fields with the required data. The steps are similar to those followed for generating the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

The https://plf.gov.ro can be accessed by anyone, starting from December 20, 2021.

When do I have to fill in the form?

The form must be filled in individually, with a maximum of 24 hours before entering Romania. It can be completed electronically from your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

How is the form being checked?

When the Border Police verifies the identity card / passport, their information system will display if the person has filled in the form. A hard copy of the form is not needed.

Who has access to the personal data included in the form?

The data completed in the form are accessed only by authorised employees of the public health departments and may be used strictly for the purpose of conducting epidemiological investigations.

The data is physically and legally protected and is not passed on to third parties.
STS provides specific cyber security measures for the computer system employed to issue the digital form for entry in our country.

Published by STS Press Office

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