Contact tracing is an essential measure to fight the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19 and is a core public health intervention that plays an important role in the control of the pandemic.
The aim of contact tracing is to rapidly identify potentially newly infected persons who may have come into contact with existing cases, in order to reduce further onward transmission (source ECDC).
The availability of personal locator data, particularly for airline, train, ferry passengers, hotels or restaurant customers, is extremely important for the success and effectiveness of contact tracing operations for communicable diseases.
Contact tracing is successful and efficient only if passenger locator data are available to the public health authorities as soon as possible after the identification of a confirmed case.
GoSAFE aims to simplify contact tracing operation thanks to a digital Personal Locator Form (PLF) based on interoperable data model which can be recognised in all European Countries.