Alert, response, and capacity building under the International Health Regulations (IHR)

Public health passenger locator card

To assist in passenger contact tracing, a public health passenger locator card has been developed by an informal transportation working group convened by the World Health Organization. The group consisted of representatives from national public health authorities and international transportation organizations.

This passenger locator card provides an appropriate method of rapidly collecting passenger contact information and is recommended to be used when public health authorities suspect the potential for disease transmission on board an aircraft and a subsequent need for contact tracing. The information is intended to be held by public health authorities in accordance with applicable law and is to be used only for authorized public health purposes.

The International Air Transport Association, assisted by relevant experts, is evaluating different electronic methods that could facilitate passenger tracing. For further information on the use of this card, please consult the ICAO website.

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