More flights to and from Vancouver added to list of COVID-19 exposures


VANCOUVER – Several flights involving Vancouver International Airport have been added to the BC Center for Disease Control’s list of COVID-19 exposures. Additions to the list were made on Wednesday evening, when the BCCDC added four domestic and two international flights to the list. Then, three other domestic flights were added to list Thursday evening.

The details of the affected flights are as follows:

  • October 16: Alaska Airlines flight 3302 from Seattle to Vancouver (unspecified lines)

  • October 18: Air Canada Flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George (unmarked lines)

  • October 18: Air Canada Flight 8575 from Saskatoon to Vancouver (unmarked lines)

  • October 21: Air Canada Flight 123 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 21 to 25)

  • October 21: Air Canada flight 219 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 22 to 26)

  • October 21: Air Canada Flight 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver (rows 17-21)

  • October 23: Air Canada Flight 314 from Vancouver to Montreal (lines not reported)

  • October 23: Air Canada Flight 8229 from Phoenix to Vancouver (lines not reported)

  • October 25: Air Canada Flight 192 from Victoria to Toronto (rows 1-4)

People arriving in British Columbia from outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the province. Anyone who was on any of the flights listed should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolate and seek tests if there are any.

Passengers seated in the affected rows listed are considered to be at higher risk of contracting the disease due to their proximity to a confirmed case.

Health officials in British Columbia are no longer directly contacting people who were sitting near someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a flight. Instead, health authorities are posting notices of affected flights online.


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