BCCDC identifies 5 new flights in Vancouver for possible COVID-19 exposure

0
59



All travelers returning to British Columbia are encouraged to check the BC CDC website for updates on flights at risk of exposure, and those traveling from outside of Canada should arrive prepared with a 14-day self-isolation plan.

The BC Center for Disease Control is warning airline passengers that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 on several recent flights to Vancouver.Last week, yesterday, the BCCDC added several new flights to and from Vancouver’s main airport to the list of potential public exposures to COVID-19.

The following flights have now been added to the list of affected flights:

  • August 9: WestJet, 136, Van in Calgary
  • August 10: Air Canada, 214, Van in Calgary
  • August 13: Air Canada, 344, Van in Ottawa
  • August 15: Air Canada, 112, Van in Toronto
  • August 18: WestJet, 3387, Calgary to Kelowna

A complete list of all currently affected domestic and international flights to and from British Columbia is provided on the BCCDC Public Exhibits page.

All travelers returning to British Columbia are encouraged to check the BC CDC website for updates on flights at risk of exposure, and those traveling from outside of Canada should arrive prepared with a 14-day self-isolation plan.

The country’s two largest airlines ended their policy of distancing onboard seats on July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry.

On social media, a few people wonder why airlines are allowed to ignore the physical distancing protocol when other companies must adhere to it; others are just saying they won’t travel with airlines that don’t have distancing policies in place.

Right now, the Government of Canada says you should avoid all travel outside the country until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a global travel advisory, the government notes that “this advice takes precedence over the other risk levels on this page, with the exception of any level of risk for countries or regions where we advise against all travel.” .

With files from The Canadian Press and Lindsay William-Ross.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here