40 flights added to BCCDC list of COVID-19 exposures so far this week

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VANCOUVER – The BC Center for Disease Control has added 40 flights to its list of COVID-19 exposures since Sunday.
All of the flights in question took off or landed at airports in British Columbia before the federal government requirement that international passengers provide proof of a negative test before boarding goes into effect Thursday.

The BCCDC added seven flights to the list on Monday, six Tuesday, 14 Wednesday and 13 Thursday.

Details of affected flights follow.

  • December 23: United Airlines Flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • December 26: Air Canada flight 8213 from Vancouver to Prince George (rows 7 to 13)

  • December 28: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8398 from Vancouver to Kelowna (lines 23 to 27)

  • December 29: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • December 29: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8238 from Vancouver to Terrace (rows two to eight)

  • December 29: Air Canada Flight 103 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 20 to 23)

  • December 29: Air Canada Flight 114 from Vancouver to Toronto (rows 20 to 26)

  • December 29: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8084 from Seattle to Vancouver (rows 1 to 7)

  • December 30: WestJet flight 127 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 1-6)

  • December 30: United Airlines Flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • December 30: WestJet flight 3277 from Vancouver to Prince George (rows 13-19)

  • December 31: Air Canada flight 115 from Toronto to Vancouver (lines 40 to 46)

  • December 31: Flair 8712 from Prince George to Vancouver (rows 13-19)

  • December 31: Air Canada Flight 103 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 20 to 25)

  • December 31: Swoop 407 flight from Abbotsford to Toronto (lines 25 to 31)

  • December 31: Swoop 107 flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford (rows 24-30)

  • December 31: Swoop 406 from Toronto to Abbotsford (rows 28-32)

  • December 31: United Airlines Flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • December 31: Air Canada flight 239 from Edmonton to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 1: WestJet flight 3255 from Edmonton to Kelowna (rows 12-19)

  • January 1: Air Canada flight 305 from Montreal to Vancouver (rows 31 to 36)

  • January 2: Air Canada flight 8625 from Winnipeg to Vancouver (rows 18 to 24)

  • January 2: Lufthansa flight 492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver (lines 22 to 26)

  • January 2: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (lines 23 to 29)

  • January 2: Air Canada flight 242 from Vancouver to Edmonton (undeclared lines)

  • January 2: Air Canada flight 248 from Vancouver to Edmonton (undeclared lines)

  • January 2: Air Canada Flight 251 from Edmonton to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 2: Flair flight 8186 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 6 to 12)

  • January 2: WestJet flight 129 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 5 to 11)

  • January 2: WestJet flight 139 from Calgary to Vancouver (lines 10 to 16)

  • January 2: WestJet Flight 253 from Calgary to Kelowna (rows three to nine)

  • January 2: WestJet flight 3235 from Calgary to Victoria (lines 16 to 19)

  • January 2: Air Canada flight 115 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 22 to 28)

  • January 3: Air Canada Flight 243 from Edmonton to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 3: WestJet flight 449 from Calgary to Victoria (lines 16 to 22)

  • January 3: Air Canada flight 311 from Montreal to Vancouver (rows 22 to 28)

  • January 3: Delta / WestJet flight 6329/227 from Calgary to Victoria (lines 10 to 16)

  • January 4: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 4: Air Canada flight 127 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 22 to 28)

  • January 4: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8229 from Phoenix to Vancouver (rows 13 to 19)

Travelers arriving in British Columbia from international regions must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Domestic travelers are not required to self-isolate, but health officials have advised against non-essential travel to Canada for months.

Anyone who was on any of the listed flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, seek tests, and self-isolate where appropriate. Those who were seated in the rows listed are considered to be at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus due to their proximity to a confirmed infection.

New rules requiring international travelers to test negative before being allowed to board flights to Canada came into effect at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Travelers aged five and over must present their airline with a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of their flight’s departure to board.

No such rule has been introduced for domestic flights.

The full list of domestic and international flights that have had cases of COVID-19 on board can be found on the BCCDC website.

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