9 flights involving Vancouver airport added to BCCDC’s list of COVID-19 exposures


VANCOUVER – Seven more domestic flights and two international flights have been added to the BC Center for Disease Control’s list of COVID-19 exhibits. All flights with cases of COVID-19 on board have taken off or landed at Vancouver International Airport.

The seven domestic flights were:

  • Aug 21 – Air Canada Flight 8570 from Vancouver to Regina (rows 13-19)

  • Aug 23 – Air Canada Flight 8569 from Regina to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • Aug 24 – WestJet Flight 165 from Edmonton to Vancouver (rows 3-9)

  • August 26 – WestJet flight 164 from Vancouver to Edmonton (lines 19 to 25)

  • Aug 30 – WestJet Flight 709 from Toronto to Vancouver (unmarked routes)

  • August 31 – Air Canada Flight 123 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 31 to 37)

  • September 1 – Air Canada Flight 107 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 35 to 41)

The two international flights were:

The BCCDC is asking anyone who was a passenger on one of the flights to self-monitor for symptoms of the coronavirus. Passengers who were seated in the rows listed are considered to be at higher risk due to their proximity to a now confirmed case of COVID-19.

Anyone arriving in British Columbia from another country must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Canada. Those who were on domestic flights added to the BCCDC’s list should self-isolate and request a COVID-19 test if they start to develop symptoms.

British Columbia health officials are no longer directly contacting people who were sitting near a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a flight. Instead, health authorities are providing updates on flights with confirmed cases as they become aware of them and posting them online.


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