UK travellers are being advised that the Government's Passenger Locator Form is set to go offline - meaning holidaymakers will not be able to complete the key document used to gain entry to the country.
The Passenger Locator Form is used to collect personal and travel information and contains contact details if travellers have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
It is also used to check compliance with UK health measures. The form should be completed no more than 48 hours before a passenger's arrival time in the UK.
The Passenger Locator Form is online-only, to ensure sufficient data collection and contact tracing. However, no-one will be able to gain access between 10pm and 11.30pm tonight (September 28).
The UK's biggest tour operator TUI issued an advisory note to holidaymakers attempting to complete the form.
It said: "We have been informed that on Tuesday September 28, the passenger locator form (PLF) will be out of service for 90 minutes between 22:00 – 23:30 to allow for planned maintenance to take place.
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"We would advise customers to avoid completing the form during this time, however any customers who are in the process of completing the form before the outage will not lose their data and will be able to progress when the form returns to service."
Travel rules for UK arrivals are set to change on October 4 with the controversial traffic light system being replaced by a single red zone of destinations that require hotel quarantine.
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Source : https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/whats-on-news/important-passenger-locator-form-update-216980991221