As per the latest information retrieved on August 10, 2020, there have been 5 international flights from where recent travellers may have been exposed to coronavirus.
The Federal Government publishes a database of places from where recent travellers may have been exposed to the virus. The website states, “You may have been exposed to COVID-19 during recent travel, such as by airplane, cruise ship or train (any public conveyance). Being aware of the risk can help you take the necessary steps to protect your health and the health of others around you.”
And, as of August 1, 2020, the database lists international flights from Chicago, Lahore, Newark, Punta Cana, and Abu Dhabi that have carried new cases of the virus.
The information on this database is not exhaustive, it is gathered through reports received from:
- provincial and territorial health authorities
- international health authorities
- public websites
The International flights listed are:
- Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago on August 4 (rows 20 to 26)
- United Airlines flight UA3488 from Newark on August 3 (rows 14 to 20)
- Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi that arrived in Toronto on August 2 (rows 7 to 11)
- Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore on August 2 (rows 66 to 72)
- Air Transat flight TS831 arrived in Toronto from Punta Cana on August 1 (rows 18 to 24)
Besides the international flights, there have been domestic flights as well with passengers who may have been exposed to the virus. One domestic flight to Toronto recently flew in from Montreal, Air Canada flight AC427 from on August 1 (rows 13 to 19).
If you have recently returned to Canada, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date you arrived in Canada. This is mandatory, whether or not you have symptoms. Refer to the government’s travel restrictions, exemptions and advice for up-to-date information.