So, what is an EU digital passenger locator? The following is taken from the EU locator website:
Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs) are used by public health authorities to facilitate contact tracing in case travellers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship (cruise/ferry), rail, bus or automobile. Information that travellers provide in PLFs can be used by public health authorities in destination countries to rapidly contact travellers, with the goal of protecting the health of travellers’ and their contacts, as well as preventing further disease spread.EU Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) (euplf.eu)
You will need to complete a locator form online, prior to traveling. This form has various but easy questions to answer. Make sure you know the address in Italy where you will be staying, there are provisions in the form if you are staying in more than one place. The website front page looks like this below and we have linked it for you:
Carry these documents with you at all times
Once you have completed your form, you will receive an email that you will carry with you in Italy at all times.
You will also need to be carrying with you your vaccination record card (the white card given to you when you received your vaccination/s). This card is equivalent to the Italian Green Pass which we will discuss in another post. You will also be required to wear a mask in public and wherever you are expected to or asked to. Failure to do so can result in fines that can range from 200 euros to 500 euros.
If you are unable to comply with any of the above, you can also expect certain restrictions to your travel around Italy. This could include a requirement to isolate and quarantine.
While all or some of the above may be daunting, it is best to simply follow the guidelines and comply with all of the requirements. This way, your stay in Italy can be assured to be a pleasant one.
In Italy the CDC card you receive in the US is not the same as the one they use in Italy. In Italy it is called a Green Pass. To make sure you will not have any problems during your travels in Italy, as every hotel, restaurant and museum will check for your Green Pass, we have found a solution. The real test is when Susan enters Italy this coming Monday.
• We are told (and we will verify on Monday) that upon arrival to your first stop, to locate the closest pharmacy. There you will inform the pharmacist that you need your CDC card turned into a Green Pass. They will want to see the PCR test results and make a copy of your CDC card. As yet, we are unaware of any cost connected to getting your Green Pass but as soon as we do, we will let you know.