BCCDC Adds 19 More Flights To List Of COVID-19 Exposures In One Day

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VANCOUVER – After adding 40 flights to its list of COVID-19 exposures in four days earlier this week, the BCCDC added 19 more on Friday.
Several of those flights were international, but all landed in British Columbia before Thursday, when the federal government’s new rule requiring international passengers to provide proof of a negative test before boarding took effect.

Details of the latest flights added follow.

  • December 28: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8422 from Vancouver to Kelowna (rows 7 to 13)

  • December 28: Air Canada / Jetz flight 1231 from Puerto Vallarta to Vancouver (rows 1 to 4)

  • January 1: Air Canada flight 45 from Delhi to Vancouver (lines 24 to 30)

  • January 1: Air Canada flight 214 from Vancouver to Calgary (lines 24 to 30)

  • January 1: Air Canada flight 561 from San Francisco to Vancouver (lines 23 to 29)

  • January 1: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8574 from Vancouver to Saskatoon (rows 16-19)

  • January 1: WestJet flight 711 from Toronto to Vancouver (lines 30 to 36)

  • January 3: Air Canada Flight 123 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 12 to 20)

  • January 3: Air Canada flight 301 from Montreal to Vancouver (lines 35 to 41)

  • January 3: Air Canada / Jazz flight 8261 from Vancouver to Nanaimo (rows 13-19)

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

  • January 4: Air Canada flight 221 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 28 to 33)

  • January 4: Air Canada flight 555 from Los Angeles to Vancouver (lines 25 to 29)

  • January 4: Air Canada flight 567 from San Francisco to Vancouver (rows 29 to 33)

  • January 4: KLM 681 flight from Amsterdam to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 4: Swoop flight 410 from Toronto to Kelowna (lines 25 to 31)

  • January 4: United Airlines Flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (undeclared lines)

  • January 5: Air Canada Flight 107 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 31 to 37)

  • January 7: Air Canada flight 1125 from Toronto to Kelowna (rows 3 to 16)

Travelers arriving in British Columbia from international regions must self-isolate for 14 days after 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 greater risk of 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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